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Arc Rated Vs. Flame Resistant Clothing – Important Difference Need To Know

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When the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) replaced the term "Flame Resistance (FR)" with "Arc-Rated (AR)" in its 2012 edition of the NFPA 70E, it stirred confusion among many.

What was the difference between FR and AR?

The short answer: 

"All arc-rated clothing is flame resistant, but not all flame resistant clothing is arc-rated"

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