How often should GES suits be inspected?

GES suits should be inspected before and after each use and regularly for signs of damage or wear. If you notice any defects, discontinue use and replace the suit.  

Do Oberon’s polycarbonate face shields protect workers from different types of chemical splashes?

All of our polycarbonate face shields are hard coated with an anti-scratch and chemical resistant hard coating.  Oberon’s Arc Flash Face Shield will help to protect a workers face from a variety of harmful such as Alcohols (ethanol/isopropanol), aliphatic (diesel/gasoline/heptane/cyclohexane), Esters (ethyl acetate), Ketones (acetone, 2-heptanone;2-butanone), Dilute alkali, Concentrated/Dilute acids (except hydrofluoric). For additional details on the Oberon hard coating specifications please contact Oberon's customer service via phone, email, or chat.

What safety precautions should I take when using a Gas Extraction Suits?

To ensure your safety when using a GES suit: Always inspect the suit before use to ensure it’s in good condition. Follow safety protocols for your specific work environment. Wear appropriate protective gear in addition to the GES suit if needed.

Can Gas Extraction Suits (GES) be used in all weather conditions?

Yes, GES suits are designed to withstand various weather conditions. However, ensure the suit is in good condition before and after each use, especially in extreme environments.

How should I care for my Gas Extraction Suits (GES)?

Refer to the provided care and use document for detailed guidance on caring for your GES suit. In general, you should: Follow the manufacturer's washing and drying instructions. Inspect the suit regularly for signs of wear and tear. Avoid exposing the suit to harsh chemicals.

How long do Gas Extraction Suits (GES) last?

The lifespan of GES suits typically ranges from 2 to 5 years. Given their intensive use in rugged, outdoor environments, they require proper maintenance and care which can extend their life. Please see the GES Training Manual for more information.

What are Gas Extraction Suits (GES) used for?

Gas Extraction Suits are engineered to protect workers from thermal exposures and prevent skin burn injuries. An Oberon GES8+ Suit is designed to protect workers from an 8-second thermal exposure, while the GES6 Suit protects against a 6-second thermal exposure. Suits are designed to optimize protection, fit, and function.  

Are long coats acceptable to use in US or Canada?

NFPA 70E Table 130.5 and 130.7 list out what types of Arc Rated PPE are acceptable to use for protection from an arc flash. Long coats are not listed in either of these tables and should not be used due to the limitations of this type of design. To learn more about these limitations please see the white paper Long Coat Protection concerns. Additionally, CSA Z462-21 also has Arc Flash PPE Selection Tables. Table 3 and 6C do...

Do the UV properties of the 071 series UV shield degrade over time?

When exposed to direct sunlight, you will see yellowing over the years since the UV additive can only do so much. However: the attack is confined to maybe 20 microns to the surface of the plastic, the bulk stays protected. This is why you can retain many tensile properties but do lose some notched izod. You can see the effect with accelerated weathering on a transparent grade (in this case LED2643, which is similar to 2407 but with higher light transmission)....

How do I clean my hood ventilation system (HVS)?

How to Clean and Disinfect a Hood

The first step to cleaning and disinfecting an Oberon TCG™ hood is to disassemble your hood. Once done, if the shield has dirt or grit, flush it off with room temperature tap water. The next step to disinfecting a TCG™ hood window is to take a soft cloth with isopropyl alcohol or use a Lysol® wipe and gently clean both sides of the shield. This process may leave streaks as the surface dries. Once dry,...