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Garments compliant to HRC (Hazard Risk Category) 3, as defined by NFPA 70E, 2012 edition, have an arc rating that is greater than or equal to 25 cal/cm², but are less than 40 cal/cm².

Finding flame resistant clothing compliant to HRC 3 may be more difficult than Levels 2 and 4. Level 2 flame resistant clothing is daily wear: work shirts, work pants, jeans and coveralls. HRC / Level 4 clothing is for higher voltage applications. Arc flash kits, arc flash hoods and outerwear make up most of level 4. It is often more cost effective to purchase HRC/Level 4 instead of HRC/Level 3 clothing. Look at the options of moving up a level when considering arc flash kits or gear.

HRC 3 may also be called Level 3. In some cases, incorrectly, users may refer to HRC 3 as Class 3. Class 3 applies to ANSI standards, and other standards, but not to NFPA 70E. HRC and Level are correct identifiers. To ensure correct communication of a need, use the arc rating.

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