- October 23, 2017
- Honeywell Industrial Automation & Control
October 23, 2017 – Honeywell announced today a face shield technology with more optical clarity to better protect electrical workers from the potentially deadly electrocution or arc flash.
Salisbury by Honeywell’s new PrismShield arc flash protective face shield incorporates proprietary nanotechnology that allows a wider spectrum of light to enter the lens of the face shield. This is designed to improve color recognition and color sharpness for electrical workers and reduce the need to lift the shield to see wires more clearly, particularly in dim light. Electrical workers sometimes lift up the face shield momentarily when there is a need to differentiate wire colors, a practice that leaves them unprotected against arc flash, an explosion that can produce intense ultraviolet light and temperatures up to 35,000 degrees Farenheit. PrismShield makes use of a bronze lens tint, which improves color recognition for the electrical worker in poorly lit areas, particularly indoors. A premium anti-scratch, anti-fog lens coating also enhances visibility for the worker over the life of the product.
In addition, Honeywell has developed an exclusive weight-balancing frame for the face shield designed to reduce the likelihood of the shield moving or tipping. The PrismShield technology meets ASTM F2178 and ANSI Z87.1 standards and will be available on all Salisbury by Honeywell 12 and 20 cal face shields for all switch hoods and in both 20 and 40 cal versions of the lift front hood models.
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