Tag Archive - Flame-resistant

Protect Yourself From Water and Flame with FR Rain Gear

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When working in an industrial workplace, it is quite common for safety risks and hazards to be diverse.  Oftentimes there isn’t just one hazard to be cautious of, but many.  For example, ASTM F2733-09 the Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards is a standard that is important to look for when purchasing workwear when your work puts you in a situation where you can be exposed to wet weather conditions and hydrocarbon and/or petrochemical industrial fires. Continue Reading…

Bulwark Made FR Apparel More Awesome

Bulwark FR IQ Workwear Series

When it comes to working in dangerous jobs, FR is important – it’s the difference between life and death. So the launch of Bulwark FR’s new IQ Series, designed to be the future of FR, is really worth a closer look.

With over 100 PhD’s involved in development, it’s seriously scientific stuff. The difference is, they haven’t forgotten about comfort. Wearability is extremely important and the IQ Series wants to free FR apparel from its bulky, sweaty, scratchy, shackled past.

Teaming up with performance materials company Milliken, Bulwark worked on increasing the flexibility, strength, and breathability of their fabrics. And the designs are based on stylish cuts, practicality, and comfort, Continue Reading…

Staying Dry is the Key with CoolMax

Coolmax Performance Fabric

In cold weather, proper safety workwear is very important. For achieving this purpose, many high-tech fabrics have been introduced. The main distinguishing quality of these high-tech fabrics is their layering techniques. The layering of clothing is not only popular for staying warm in cold weather, but also it’s key to staying dry.

Staying dry and warm, even with high-tech fabrics like the ones used in FR clothing, is an amazing facility for many working people. The proper layering of clothing consists of three main layers. The base layer is meant to keep the moisture away. The middle layer is for insulation purposes. Finally, an outer layer helps to keep the moisture and wind out.

Until now, the best moisture-wicking fabrics had been silk and wool, but with the advancement in moisture-wicking Continue Reading…

Egrodyne’s Flame-Resistant Workwear Keeps you Safe

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Don’t take any chances with your Personal Protective Equipment. When it comes to Flame-Resistant (FR) clothing and accessories, you can never know too much about the quality and performance of the gear that is protecting you.

In their commitment to excellence and safety, Ergodyne announced in December 2012 an ongoing mission of education and clarifying what aspects of flame resistant products you need to be aware of and what characteristics are most important to keep you safe. ARC and flash fires are major threats if incurred in the workplace and you don’t want to have to second guess the flame resistance of your (PPE) personal protective equipment while experiencing a critical threat. 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…

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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