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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…

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…

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…

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