Hazardous area of arc faults
In mechatronics, the thermal hazard of a thermal arc fault is omnipresent. The protection standard EN ISO 61482-1-2 deals with the problem of a thermally-induced arc fault, in which temperatures of up to 10,000 °C are generated. Protective clothing for mechatronics engineers protects against thermal damage from an electric arc fault.
Certified workwear of the protection standard IEC 61482-1-2 is divided into two classes:
Class 1 - 4 kA at 500ms
Class 2 - 7 kA at 500ms
Electrostatic workwear for sensitive electronics
Workwear for mechatronics technicians but also precision engineers must not allow the transfer of electrostatic charge to highly sensitive machines or devices. In various branches of industry, miniature electrical equipment is installed or used, so the workwear must meet very special requirements. These are laid down in the protective standard EN 1149, according to which such protective clothing must be completely closed and fit close to the body. They should be worn strictly in hazardous areas and certainly not opened or even taken off in risky areas.