Dromex Arc Suit 55 cal

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Dromex Arc Suit 55 cal is suitable for use in Substations & Switchrooms, Utilities & Power Generators and Industrial electrical maintenance & installations for arc protection

Dromex Arc Suit 55 cal with bib, hood, jacket and brace


The Dromex Arc Suit 55 cal with bib, hood, jacket and brace is suitable for protection against arc and flame for use in substations, power generators and industrial electrical maintenance.


When working on equipment that is energized or potentially energized, workers must be protected against electric shock, electrocution and arc flash. Arc flash presents a serious risk. Arc flash occurs when energy is released from an electric arc. This can happen when a fault, or short circuit condition, passes through the arc gap. The reasons for arc flash occuring include accidental contact (e.g. with a tool), ageing, deterioration or corrosion of equipment or parts, underrated equipment for the available short circuit current, tracking or contamination over insulated surfaces and so on.


Arc flash events are known to expel large amounts of heat energy. The air near the arc ionizes, causing an explosion, with temperatures reaching 35,000 degrees—hotter than the surface of the sun. A worker located in the impact area is at risk for severe burns or death if he or she is not wearing the proper PPE.


The energy released in an arc flash can easily cause regular, work clothing to catch on fire, which can dramatically increase the extent and severity of the of burn injury. Electrical PPE replaces regular work clothes to mitigate the risk of arc flash burn injuries. Standard PPE gear usually comprises an arc flash suit, hood and face shield, gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs and so forth. All pieces should be worn in order to get the maximum degree of injury prevention.


Source: Enespro

Delta Health and Safety Equipment is your preferred supplier of Dromex PPE


Features of Dromex Arc Suit 55 cal:

  • ATPV 55 cal/cm2
  • Dromex A.P.T Fabric – 88% Cotton, 12% Nylon
  • Double layer construction: 14oz outer & 9oz inner
  • Flame retardant thread throughout
  • YKK concealed brass zip on jacket
  • Flame retardant Velcro closures
  • Full triple needle topstitched garment
  • Flame retardant knitted rib cuffing
  • 55 cal/cm2 Rating embroidery on jacket & pants


  • Includes 40 cal/cm2 BSD Arc Visor with Real View Technology
  • Back flap with Velcro closure


  • Jackets: S – 3XL
  • Bib & Brace: S – 3XL

Suitable Use:

  • Substations & switchrooms
  • Utilities & Power Generators
  • Industrial electrical maintenance & installations



  • IEC 61482-1-1
  • IEC 61482-1-2
  • NFPA 2112
  • NFPA 70E
  • SANS 724
  • ASTM F1959
  • ASTM F2621-12
  • EN 11611:2015
  • EN 11612:2015
  • EN 61482-1-2:2014
  • HOOD: ASTM F2178-12


Also available: Dromex Thermal Jacket 25 cal