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Seeing is Believing: Real-world Lessons in FRC


10/29/19 12:00 pm to 10/29/19 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

If you have any doubt about the importance of wearing flame-resistant clothing on the job, you need to see this webinar. It features high-definition video of arcs in real 480-volt equipment at KEMA Powertest and video of full-scale, outdoor flash fires shot at the TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field at Texas A&M University. You’ll observe – up close and in super slow motion – the effect of live arc flashes and flash fires on protective FR garments, as well as flammable garments.

In addition, you’ll get a firsthand look at why it’s important to wear FR clothing properly, and why it’s essential to buy FR clothing from a reputable provider.

Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical at Tyndale, will set the stage and provide context and real-world advice related to the videos. He’ll address many of the most common questions about FR clothing – such as whether all FR clothing offers equal protection, inherent vs. treated, EBT vs. ATPV, and more – and, in many cases, tie them to incontrovertible real-world video evidence. This is one webinar you’ll have to see to believe.


Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, Tyndale

Scott has more than 30 years of experience in arc-rated and FR clothing. He spent 16 years as the international technical director at Westex after working at DuPont for 10 years – working with its FR fibers Kevlar and Nomex and leading the Nomex Flash Fire business. He also was a firefighter for the first six years of his career.

Scott has conducted more than 1,800 arc flashes and nearly 4,000 flash fires at labs in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. Much of this research focused on real-world hazards and personal protection equipment performance. His arc flash work includes both high- and low-voltage arcs in actual gear at real system energies, pioneering the use of super-slow-motion high-definition video analysis of both the arcs and PPE response. He also led groundbreaking experiments to quantify the duration and energy of full-scale, outdoor hydrocarbon flash fires, and the correlation to National Fire Protection Association 2112 lab PPE performance.

Scott travels and presents globally to share his research and learning on flash-fire, arc-flash, and combustible dust hazards and the fibers, fabrics, and garments used to protect against these hazards. He has authored dozens of technical articles and white papers, given more than 1,000 presentations all over the world, and led many webcasts on these subjects. Significantly, Scott has served as a subject matter expert to OSHA, NFPA, the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Electrical Contractors Association and others on a wide variety of FR, PPE and thermal hazard issues.

Scott’s extensive experience and knowledge provide Tyndale with unmatched technical expertise.


Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Alan covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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