Electrical Hazards vs. Arc Flash Protection from DuPont
The consequences of arc flash can be disastrous, with workers suffering injuries and businesses suffering losses.
Many industrial jobs put electricians and utility workers at risk for electric hazards. In response, DuPont created Protera® fabric for arc flash protection. Protera® offers NFPA 70E Category 2 compliance, making it ideal for those exposed to intense heat due to arc flash. Protera® brand fabric offers superior heat-resistant arc protection and will not melt and drip or support combustion in the air.
Doing a good job means wearing protective garments that fit and feel good. Along with its built-in protection against electric arc hazards, Protera® offers better comfort and durability than other FR cotton nylon blends. One of the lightest weight NFPA 70E Category 2 technologies on the market, Protera® proves that less is more. That’s why when we designed NFPA 70E compliant DuPont™ Protera®, comfort was a priority. And tests prove wearers notice the difference. In an independent, double-blind comfort study DuPont™ Protera® was the clear winner in overall comfort compared to FR cotton nylon blend garments of the same weight. In fact, wearers found NFPA 70E compliant garments made of DuPont™ Protera® to be less prickly, heavy, stretchy, stiff, clingy, clammy, and scratchy than FR cotton nylon blend garments.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
DuPont™ Arc-Man® is an extraordinary test facility that enables manufacturers to assess and compare how materials and garments perform in terms of thermal protection against electrical arc.
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Nomex® for Performance Durability
Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.
Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost
Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.
Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection
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.