Arc Suppression Blankets and Switchboard Matting Shock Protection

Arc Suppression Blanket

The Arc Suppression Blanket is used as a barrier for protection from the explosive and incendiary effects of electrical arcs and flashes. These hazardous electrical discharges can be caused by faults in cables, in cable splices and joints, and at transformer terminals, or they may be generated by the operation of switch gear, circuit breakers and lightning arrestors. The blanket can be used for worker protection in underground vaults, switchyards, and other locations where electrical equipment poses a risk of exposure to explosive electrical discharges. NOT an Electrically Insulating Blanket.

CAUTION : Because of the unpredictably of electrical discharges , the Arc Suppression Blanket may not totally contain arcs and flashes, but only reduce or limit explosive and incendiary effects . In such cases , injuries may still occur, even when the blanket is properly used.

Arc Suppression Blanket

Cat. No Dimensions in. (mm) Description
ARC45 48 x 60 ( 1219 x 1524 ) w/ Canister
ARC48 48 x 96 ( 1219 x 2438 ) w/ Canister
21655 48 x 60 ( 1219 x 1524 ) Blanket Only
21656 48 x 96 ( 1219 x 2438 ) Blanket Only

Switchboard Matting

Switchboard Matting is placed permanently in front of switchgear, motor control centers and other high voltage apparatus to provide an additional level of protection for electrical workers. Made from high quality rubber, 1/4” (6.4mm) thick and tested to 20kV to comply with ASTM D178, Class 2 specifications. The corrugated surface acts as a safety tread while reducing the possibility of metal particles becoming embedded. Class 2, switchboard matting is made in 25 yard rolls which can be custom cut to specified lengths as per customer request. Class 4 is sold in full rolls only. Class 2 Maximum Use Voltage: 17,000 VAC Class 4 Maximum Use Voltage: 36,000 VAC

Cat. No Dimensions in. (mm) Weight lbs. (kg)
M24-2 1/4 x 24 (6 x 610 ) 9 (4.1)
M30-2 1/4 x 30 (6 x 762 ) 12 (5.4)
M36-2 1/4 x 36 (6 x 914 ) 15 (6.8)
M48-2 1/4 x 48 (6 x 1219 ) 18 (8.2)
M36-4* 1/2 x 36” x 60 feet long (12 x 914 mm x 18.3 m long) 684 (307.8)


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