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.
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.