Nomex® Thermal Protection for Industrial Workers
DuPont recommends using the following five selection criteria when choosing the most appropriate thermal protection material for industrial workers:
1: CE Marks, Norms and Regulations
DuPont™ Nomex® offers a level of thermal protection for industrial workers that meets or exceeds the norms.
2: Protection Performance
Nomex® is inherently flame-resistant due to its specific molecular structure. Its thermal protection performance cannot be affected by washing, abrasion or exposure to heat. PPE made of Nomex® help provide superior protection against:
- Heat and Flame
- Heat of an Electric Arc
- Metal Splashes
- Chemical Splashes
- Static Electric Discharge Hazard
- Low Visibility Hazard
3: Wearer Comfort
DuPont helps translate ergonomic needs into wearer benefits, to help making protective work wear as attractive and comfortable as street wear, whilst still addressing stringent protection standards. The following factors make a big difference:
4: Cost Effectiveness
DuPont™ Nomex® is a highly cost-effective solution in terms of cost per wear thanks to its exceptional durability. Suitable for home or industrial laundry, garments made of Nomex® fibre can retain their inherent benefits throughout many washes. Find out how you can save with Nomex® .
5: Peace of Mind
Nomex® is made by DuPont, a recognised world leader in the field of safety and protective apparel. Within the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program, DuPont works in close collaboration with carefully selected European partners to deliver high quality Nomex® solutions and maximum protection.
Nomex® ProVis is a yellow, high visibility personal protection fabric from DuPont, which offers inherent protection from heat, flame and electric arc. Nomex® ProVis fabric is compliant with the requirements of the European Standard EN 471 for high-visibility fabrics.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
DuPont unveils latest innovations in fire, chemical and biological protection at Interschutz 2015 DuPont Protection Technologies presents its leading DuPont™ Nomex® heat and flame protection, DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® chemical and biological apparel offer for the emergency response services at Interschutz 2015. Exhibiting in Hall 12, Stand E37
With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont has announced the launch of the new Nomex® MHP fabric – Multi-Hazard Protection. It represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.
DuPont is internationally renowned for its high-quality, intelligent flame resistant fibre, DuPont™ Nomex®.
Recognising that today’s customers are always looking for quick, simple and convenient solutions, DuPont has launched its new Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue – a dedicated site that showcases a complete range of garments containing Nomex®.
Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.
Time plays a crucial role in the protection cycle of PPE and so it is important that firefighters consider how their garments behave and interact with the wearer during and after these events to ensure they take the correct course of action and are properly protected.
Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.
Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.
Typical protective fabrics made of Nomex® fibres can be up to 40% lighter than cotton and cotton-blended fabrics which were treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
DuPont™ Nomex® fibre is a highly cost-effective solution in terms of cost per wear thanks to its exceptional durability.
In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can lead to the generation of sparks with energy levels sufficient to ignite possible surrounding vapours, aerosols of flammable liquids or dust particles, leading to an explosion.