Tag Archive - FR Clothing

The Creation of a Fire-Resistant Garment

Flame-resistant apparel is designed to keep you safe, but in order provide the ultimate consumer satisfaction, it also is made to be comfortable and durable.  Oftentimes an FR garment is a little more complicated than it appears, when you consider all of the steps involved in creating it.  There are three main components of the manufacturing of flame-resistant clothing that are important for the consumer to be aware of: fabric manufacturing, garment manufacturing and service providers.

The process of creating an FR garment starts with FR fabric manufacturing.  There are two categories of fabrics available in the marketplace today: inherent and treated.  Inherent fabrics are those that are inherently flame-resistant while treated fabrics must go through a process during manufacturing which makes them flame-resistant.  Before these fabrics can move on to be made into garments, they must be pass an arc and/or a flash fire test.  At this stage, it is also determined whether or not the garment will have warmth, breathability, softness, or shrinkage as these features all depend on the fabric. Continue Reading…

Wrinkle-Free Uniforms from Workrite’s Perfect Press

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If your job requires you to wear a uniform, you know how important it is to look your best. And you know that to dress to impress, you must press. With an iron, that is. Ironing out all the wrinkles on your uniform is a key part of looking put together, professional, and ready for work. But as you know, ironing can be a tedious task. So wouldn’t it be nice if you could look crisp and clean without having to iron your uniform every day? Workrite thought so, which is why it came up with an innovative way to make ironing a thing of the past. Continue Reading…

Comfort and FR in One: Workrite Rolls Out New Knit Longsleeve T-Shirt with Tecasafe Plus

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Flame resistant and comfort. Did you ever think you would see the day when those two things would be in the same sentence? Well check the sky because pigs might be flying; that day has arrived. Workrite’s new knit long sleeve FR Tecasafe shirt (277TK67) has set the new gold standard when it comes to flame resistant (FR) comfort. These are the TenCate Tecasafe Plus variety, which is a leading-edge fabric. That is kind of a fancy way of saying they’re awesome and will keep you safe, while still feeling like something you’d want to be wearing because it just feels so normal and comfortable.They’re dual-hazard, which means they will protect you from both flash fire and arc flash hazards, and the inherent flame resistant protection cannot be washed away or worn away. Continue Reading…

F1506: The Standard Performance Specification by ASTM for FR Garments

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With the increase in number of electrical and chemical industries, the job opportunities have also increased for workers skilled in these areas. Obviously, this is good news for many workers out there, but the bad news is that the number of fire burn injuries and deaths has also increased to an alarming level in many such industries. The main reason behind all such casualties is insufficient workplace safety. Electrical workers need proper work wear, which should be fire-resistant, but this is also a harsh fact that in many cases the industrial personnel is provided by fire-resistant work-wear, which is not able to protect them effectively against momentary electric arcs. Continue Reading…

NFPA 2112 Standards to Reduce Flash Fire Injuries

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 Standards are laid down with a purpose to make obvious the standards regarding FR garments, so that the protection of industrial personnel against Flash Fire could be guaranteed. This law is judiciously and considerately providing the minimum requirements for every thing regarding flame-resistant garments, which could assure the workplace safety of the industrial personnel. The NFPA 2112 gives full guidance on design, construction, evaluation and certification of FR workwear, so that you feel protected with full confidence. Continue Reading…

The Essentials of Arc Flash PPE Maintenance

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Arc flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and their Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) is essential in many workplaces to keep workers safe from arc blast related injuries such as eye damage and burns.  However, putting on the right PPE for the job alone does not guarantee safety.  The PPE itself must be properly maintained in order for it to function correctly and keep the wearer safe.  Fortunately, arc flash PPE maintenance can be very easy if you keep these simple tips in mind.

Caring for your FR workwear starts with keeping track of how old it is.  It is recommended that you have five sets of arc flash clothing, washing and wearing each set only once per work week.  When you follow this guideline, 100 percent cotton  garments last 12 to 16 months, 88/12 cotton/nylon blends last 18 to 30 months and 93 percent Nomex blends last 2 1/2 to 4 years. 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…

Introducing: CarbonX Flame-Resistant Workwear

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Carbon X clothing, made from high tech flame retardant fabrics are manufactured to withstand heat and direct flames up to 20 times longer than competitive flame-resistant clothing. The proprietary fiber blends are resistant to direct flame, extreme heat, molten metal, hot/flammable liquids, and arc flash hazards. Carbon X products will not burn, melt, or ignite and continue to protect even after prolonged exposure.

For protective clothing and accessories for Industrial FR Workwear, Firefighters Gear, Motorsports FR clothing and In Car protection, Tactical Gear and In Vehicle protection, nobody works harder than Carbon X to provide maximum performance, durability and protection. Continue Reading…

Tecasafe NFPA Compliant Workwear from Revco Industries

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The people at Revco Industries out of Santa Fe Springs, CA have taken reins on the competition with an improvement to their Tecasafe Plus high performance flame-resistant clothing. The company is excited to announce their flame resistant shirt and coveralls remain NFPA compliant for arc flash protection but are now also certified NFPA 2112 compliant by UL. This new certification means Black Stallion work wear, which is a brand under Revco Industries, is now suitable for use in the oil and gas industry. Continue Reading…

How To Care For Your Flame Resistant Clothes

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Flame resistant clothes protect you. But how do you protect your flame resistant clothes? By caring for them properly. The garment’s flame resistant properties will last much longer if properly laundered and washed.

ASTM F1449-01 gives recommended procedures for laundering flame resistant cotton clothing. It’s important to realize that some laundering procedures can damage for FR clothes. Hard water and high temperatures that are used in industrial laundering and drying can cause minerals to build up on cotton FR fabrics and make them flammable. The harder the water, the more minerals are built up, the more flammable your flame resistant clothes become. But this can be prevented. Using soft water or an adequate sour can keep minerals from building up, and thus, keep your flame resistant clothes flame resistant. Continue Reading…

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