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					Heavy Duty Face Protection
Elvex proudly introduces an expanded and improved line
of face protection products.
Our standard UltiMate headgear, has been improved with
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new swivel locks and a permanent sweatband is now
standard. The brow guard color has been changed to a
contemporary aqua (teal) color for a more general appeal.
Elvex Heavy Duty headgear offers a larger brow guard and is
molded in heat tolerant nylon. Elvex Visor Bracket is
designed to permit mounting of our full face shield program
to most safety caps, and allows simultaneous use of cap
mount ear muffs.
Universal Fit
Elvex face shields have a universal hole pattern, and fit Elvex
headgear HG-20, HG-30H and VB-10/20/30 as well as
many competitive headgear. The FS-12 series shields fit only       FS-16PC on HG-20
the Visor Bracket.
Face Shield Materials
Lexan is a GE brand name for their Polycarbonate, which
is a very impact resistant and heat tolerant material
(up to 375°F), with limited scratch resistance. Polycarbonate
offers UV absorbtion characteristics, and additional UV
absorbers have been added to select Elvex Lexan
face shields.
Propionate is a good general purpose face shield material
which offers good impact resistance and scratch resistance,
but limited heat resistance. Propionate is replacing Acetate
as the basic material for face shields.
PC stands for Polycarbonate, a material with similar
properties to Lexan, described above.
Hard Coatings are used to provide improved chemical and
abrasive resistance. Hard coatings can multiply the life
expectancy of a face shield in some environments.
Chemical Resistance: Some chemicals will react with the
face shield materials, which is why it is important to select
the appropriate material for each application.                     FS-16PC on VB-20




                                                                  FS-18 ARC10 on VB-10



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HG-20 Ratchet headgear pictured (from left) with:
FS-15A              Molded Propionate
FS-15L              Molded Lexan
FS-15LG             Molded Green Lexan
FS-15CL             Hard coated Molded Lexan, not
                    shown, looks identical to FS-15L
FS-15WS5            Welding Shade 5, similar in
                    appearance to FS-15LG
All FS-15 shield dimensions: 15.5” X 8” X 0.06”.
All FS-15 models also fit VB-10/20/30.




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HG-20 Ratchet headgear pictured (from left) with:
FS-15PC    Molded Polycarbonate
FS-15PC-LG Molded Light Green Polycarbonate
           New!
FS-16PC    Molded Aspherical Polycarbonate
All FS-15 shield dimensions: 15.5” X 8” X 0.06”.
All FS-15 models also fit VB-10/20/30.




HG-30H Ratchet headgear pictured (from left) with:
FS-18L              Molded Polycarbonate
FS-18LG             Molded Green Polycarbonate
FS-18CL             Hard coated Molded Lexan, not
                    shown, looks identical to FS-18L
All FS-18 shields dimensions: 18.5” X 10” X 0.06”.
All FS-18 models also fit VB-10/20/30.




HG-30H Ratchet headgear pictured (from left) with:
FS-18GL             Gold and hard coated Lexan face
                    shield. Heat resistance is approx.
                    1800 degrees F.

All FS-18 shields dimensions: 18.5” X 10” X 0.06”.
All FS-18 models also fit VB-10/20/30.




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HG-20 Ratchet headgear pictured (from left) with:
FS-15P    Commodity Polycarbonate, die cut
          from sheet material
SV-75     Steel visor. Does not fit on VB-10/20/30.




HG-30H and HG-20 Ratchet headgear pictured
(from left) with:
SV-15H         Steel mesh visor for heat applications.
               Fits also on VB-10/20/30.
SV-75          Steel visor for applications requiring air
               circulation




Elvex Visor Bracket, VB-10, pictured
(from left) with:
FS-12L         12 inches wide Lexan shield
FS-15L         15 inches wide Lexan shield
FS-18L         18 inches wide Lexan shield
VB-10/20/30 accepts all face shields listed above,
except SV-75. FS-12 models fit only the VB-10/20/30.




Elvex Visor Bracket (VB-30) and FS-16PC shown
in use on a blue safety cap, in conjunction with
HM-6030 cap mounted ear muffs.
Elvex Visor Bracket (VB-30) and FS-15PC shown
in use on a safety cap, in conjunction with
HM-2030 cap mounted ear muffs.




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Elvex ARC-Shield™ Face Protection
What is an Arc Flash Hazard?
An arc flash hazard is a dangerous condition associat-
ed with the release of energy caused by an electric
arc. This explosive condition includes a broad spec-
trum of electromagnetic energy, plasma, fragments
and a spray of molten materials..
Who is exposed to Electric ARC Hazard?                               Elvex ARC-Shield, FS-18ARC10, on Visor Bracket, VB-10,
Electrical workers, linesmen and electricians working                         mounted with Slot Adapters, SA-93.
with high voltage connections are sometimes exposed
to the sudden release of energy that occurs during an
electrical arc. This is a very dangerous condition,
which can result in serious burns and death. There has




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long been requirements established for safety clothing
to be used by these workers, but from January 1,
2003, it is required that electrical workers use face
protection meeting similar requirements. The National
Fire Protection Association's standard 70E-2000
establishes Hazard or Risk categories, as shown in the
table below. Elvex ARC-Shields are suitable for use in
hazard/risk categories 1 and 2. The minimum Arc
                                                                     Elvex ARC-Shield, FS-18ARC10, on Visor Bracket, VB-10,
Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) has been estab-
                        2             2                                       and cap mount earmuffs, HM-6093.
lished to be 5 cal/cm and 8 cal/cm for these two risk
                      2
categories. (Cal/cm stands for calories per square
centimeter).
Key Benefits of Elvex ARC-Shield Solution
• Protection value (ATPV) for Elvex FS-18ARC10 is 8
         2
  cal/cm
                                                      2
• Protection value for Elvex FS-20ARC10 is 10 cal./cm
• Shields are available with and w/o chin protection
• Elvex ARC-Shields now have a lighter shade:
  70% visible light transmission
• Shields come with standard anti-fog coating
                                                                   Elvex ARC-Shield, FS-20ARC10, on Visor Bracket, VB-10,
• Shields fit Elvex Visor Bracket (VB-10, VB-20 and                         mounted with Slot Adapters, SA-93.
  VB-30) for mounting to safety caps
• Face and hearing protection can be used
  simultaneously on safety caps                    Hazard/Risk Category     Head and Face Protection       Minimum ATPV
                                                adapted from NFPA 70E-2000 adapted from NFPA 70E-2000        in cal/cm         2

• Elvex system can be adapted to most major
  brands of slotted safety caps                                                  Safety Glasses
                                                             0                                                   N/A
                                                                                  ARC Shield optional

Face & Head Protection Matrix                                                 Safety Glasses, ARC Shield
                                                                1                                                     5
adapted from NFPA 70E-2000                                                           Safety Helmet

Highlighted area shows Hazard/Risk                              2
                                                                              Safety Glasses, ARC Shield
                                                                                                                      8
Categories where NFPA 70E-2000 considers                                             Safety Helmet

Arc shields as adequate protection. Pending                                   Safety Glasses, Switch Hood
                                                               2*                                                     8
OSHA regulation has similar requirements.                                            Safety Helmet




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