What is the shelf life of an arc flash suit?
This is a challenging topic to consider as many variables must be considered when determining when an arc flash suit needs to be replaced. Things like the age of a suit, frequency of use, laundering care, and the environment your suit is stored in can all play roles in how long it will last. Oberon recommends a pre and post inspection after every use of your arc flash suit. The diagram below lists out some common things to look for when doing your evaluation.
In the end, the final determination on when to replace your suit should be a part of your established electrical safety program. Please contact your local Oberon Company representative if further assistance is needed.