Tag Archive - fire-resistant

Workwear Fabrics: What you Need to Know

workwear fabric blog

If your work is tough, you need work clothes that are just as tough. You need clothes made for working people, workwear that can withstand the rugged job you put them through. You need workwear that is durable, comfortable, and protective, from the best brands like Carhartt, Wrangler, Bulwark, Filson, Dickies, Red Kap, Under Armour, Wolverine, and more.

When it comes to deciding on the right work clothes for your particular job, it often comes down to the type of fabric you choose. Cotton duck is the most popular fabric for workwear. It is weighty and strong, coming from the Dutch word doek, which was a fabric once used to make clothing for sailors. It’s also the same type of fabric used to make sails, tents, shoes, sand bags, and other rugged products, since it is so resistant to tearing and can handle rough use. Continue Reading…

Carhartt FR Styles Compliant with Flame-Resistance Standards

Carhartt FR Compliant Clothing

Several styles of Carhartt fire-resistant clothing available at Working Person’s Store have been put through rigorous testing and have come out on top as being approved to meet or exceed various flame-resistance standards.

Carhartt shirt styles FRS160 and WFRS160 are certified to meet the NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, 2007 Edition.  Continue Reading…

Tecasafe Plus Fire-Resistant Clothing from Workrite

FR Clothing Made From Tecasafe

There are hazards in every workplace, but some hazards are not to be taken lightly. Thermal and flame hazards, even when not primary hazards, can be particularly dangerous and even deadly. If you run the risk of exposure to heat and flame in your workplace, it is important to be in the know when it comes to flame-resistant clothing. How is it tested? How long can it last? How well can it protect your body from heat and flame? When answering these questions, one must look to Workrite, a leader in high-quality, flame-resistant apparel and its new Tecasafe Plus knits. Continue Reading…

Mount Vernon Mills Doubles Capacity for FR Fabric Production in Georgia

Mount Vernon Mills Fire Resistant Fabric

There’s a greater demand for flame resistant clothing and acessories than ever before. Specifically, this demand is for FR garments that protect workers from electrical energy hazards (NFPA 70E) and oil refining hazards (NFPA 2112). There’s a company based right here in the United States that is rising up to meet that demand.

Mount Vernon Mills, which manufactures Bulwark and Carhartt flame resistant products, has made a substantial million investment in its company to more than double its capacity to manufacture FR products at its manufacturing facilities in Trion, Georgia. Continue Reading…

How to Detect Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Detecting Flammable Liquid

It’s a question that baffles many. It’s also the most common question when training: Why is it that that I’m getting a combustible gas reading on my instrument now, when I didn’t earlier today? The answer is not as complicated as you might think. First of all, a there is a common misunderstanding about when combustible gasses can be detected.

It is important to understand that flammable and combustible liquids are two different things. As defined by the NFPA, a flammable liquid is defined as a liquid whose flashpoint does not exceed 100 degrees fareheit when tested by closed-cup test methods, while a combustible liquid is one whose flashpoint is 100 degrees farenheit or higher. These two differences can actually be further classified into six groups: Continue Reading…

What Makes FR Fabric Different From Other Fabrics?

National Fire Protection Agency

FR refers to flame-resistant, fire-retardant, flame-retardant, or fire-resistant.  These have similar meanings.

Flame resistant fabrics are slow to ignite, burn more slowly, and may self-extinguish when the source of flame or heat is removed. According to the Huntington Beach Fire Dept. (CA):  Flame retardant  means that the fabric will burn slowly and may self-extinguish when the source of heat or flame is removed. These properties offer a margin of safety which allows a person a little extra time to remove garments, drop and roll to smother  flames, or actually put out the fire. Continue Reading…

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