HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FR-FABRIC AND WHY WE NEED FR-CLOTHING AT ALL
FR-CLOTHING SAVES LIVES.
The simplest and the best reason to purchase fr-clothing, it saves lives. For specialists who work with risk of fire, it’s guarantee the best protection.
The main property of fr-clothing is self-extinguishing.
The most serious burns in industrial environment are not the result of fire or explosions, but incidents. Self-extinguishes fire resistant clothing reduces the intensity of burns and the workers get time for escape from danger zone.
FR-CLOTHING SAVES MONEY
You may use fr-clothing longer than non-fr apparel, and it is compensating the higher price.
USEFULL TO KNOW
The fr-clothing have the following properties:
– not melt
– provides insulation from the heat
– give antistatic protection
– withstands the high level of the thermal exposure, increasing the chances of survival.
– resistant to a certain number of washes and don’t lose fr-properties.
There is a perception that untreated 100% cotton fabric has flame retardant properties. This is simply not true!
The heavyweight untreated 100% cotton fabrics difficult to ignite, but they can and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition source.
USEFULL to UNDERSTAND
If you wear clothes made of flame-resistant fabric, it does not mean that you shall never burn.
The fire-resistant clothing is designed to maintain a certain level of protection, various density and protective properties.
It gives you a chance to survive in a critical situation.
THE MAIN THREATS YOU CAN AVOID
Arc flash occurs after short in high voltage.
It lasts less than 1 second, but characterized by a number of human dangerous phenomena: spatters, copper vapor, whose volume is more than 60,000 times the volume of metal in the solid state, and a high temperature (from 2500 to 19 000°C).
2. FLASH FIRE
Flash Fire often occurs in industries related to mining and processing of combustible materials.
It characterized by the release tremendous amounts of thermal energy resulting from ignition of gas production products and petrochemical products or byproducts.
3. ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE
Ignition or explosion occurs under the influence of electrostatic discharge accumulated combustible dust or another flammable materials.
4. SPLATTERS OF THE MOLTEN METAL4. SPLATTERS OF THE MOLTEN METAL
The essence of protective functions of the materials used for the production of special clothing metallurgists and welders, based on two main criteria:
• In case of contact with molten metal, it should roll off the surface without the formation of holes and sticking drops.
• the fabric must be fire-resistant, it should not support combustion in contact with an ignition source.
For such suits is recommended to use fire-resistant cotton and blended materials heavier than 300 g/m2 for welding and fabric weighing more than 400 g/m2 for metallurgists protective clothing.
5 STEPS TO SECURITY
1 . Specify the type of threat.
2 . Learn the basic rules of protection and safety standards.
3 . Determine the required level of protection.
4 . Rate the strength and reliability of fire-resistant coveralls, washable and color fastness level.
5 . Train employees.
We strongly recommend consulting with our specialists for the best result before ordering fabric for different types of protective garment.