CATU MO-185 1000V Arc Flash Electrician Helmet with Integrated Face Shield

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An arc flash helmet is a critical component of personal protective equipment (PPE) for electrical workers facing the risk of arc flashes—a dangerous type of electrical explosion that occurs during a fault in electrical equipment. 

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SKU Colour Size (cm) Box Test Pack Size Weight
Thumbnail MO185BL White 52-64 APC1 Each 750
Thumbnail MO185B Blue 52-64 APC1 Each 750
Thumbnail MO185J Yellow 52-64 APC1 Each 750
Thumbnail MO185R Red 52-64 APC1 Each 750


EN 397 EN 50365 - 1000 V AC Arc flash GS-ET-29 APC 1 EN 166/EN 170 2.1.2 2 B389KN

Application : 

  • Head protection: mechanical protection and insulating protection in case of contact with live parts.
  • Face protection against heat hazard of an arc flash APC 1.

Features : 

  • Insulated shell until 20 kV (ANSI).
  • Arc flash face shield totally retractable inside the helmet. Height of the screen 18 cm.
  • Anti-scratch and anti-fogging face shield. 
  • 4-point chinstrap around the ears with easy locking buckle.
  • Adjustable headband thanks to the ratchet.

The helmet is designed to provide comprehensive head and face protection from the extreme heat, light, and blast forces generated by an arc flash event.

Key features and specifications of an arc flash helmet typically include:

  1. Flame-Resistant Material: The helmet shell is made from materials that can withstand the intense heat produced by an arc flash without melting or igniting.

  2. Face Shield: Attached to the helmet is a face shield made from a clear, arc-rated material. This shield protects the worker's face and eyes from thermal effects, flying debris, and intense light associated with an arc flash. The arc rating of the face shield is usually expressed in calories/cm², indicating the level of protection provided.

  3. Visibility and Light Transmission: The face shield is designed to allow sufficient visibility and light transmission for the worker to perform tasks while wearing the helmet. It may include special coatings to protect the eyes from harmful UV and IR radiation.

  4. Chin Guard: Some arc flash helmets include a chin guard to offer additional protection to the lower part of the face and neck.

  5. Head Protection: Beyond the arc flash protection, the helmet also serves as a hard hat to protect the worker from impact and penetration hazards that may be present in the work environment.

  6. Adjustable Fit and Comfort Features: To ensure that the helmet stays securely in place and is comfortable to wear for extended periods, it typically includes an adjustable headband, sweatband, and other comfort features.

Arc flash helmets are part of a comprehensive arc flash protective clothing ensemble that may also include jackets, gloves, coveralls, and other protective items. The selection of an appropriate arc flash helmet and other PPE components should be based on a thorough hazard risk assessment and comply with relevant safety standards and regulations, such as NFPA 70E, which provides guidelines for electrical safety in the workplace.

    • Weight
      750 g
    • SKU
    • EAN
    • HS Commodity Codes
  • Manufacturer
    CATU SAS is a subsidiary of the SICAME Group
  • Country of Origin
  • Colour
    White, Blue, Yellow, Red
  • Size (cm)
    52-64, Not Applicable
  • Box Test
    APC1, Not Applicable
  • Pack Size
    Each, Not Applicable

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