FR Clothing Made with Nomex®—Safety, Savings, Comfort
In the oil & gas industry, workers face harsh conditions and serious hazards that are far less common in other industries. Hazards like being exposed to fire, explosion, electric arc or harmful chemicals are part of the working environment.
So whether they are conducting exploration projects in one of the most remote and cold locations of the planet, operating high-tech installations in the middle of the desert, working on an offshore oil platform or processing the finest raw materials for pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers or plastics, oil & gas industry workers must always be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
DuPont™ Nomex® fiber—a revolutionary, inherent heat- and flame-resistant fiber that reacts in a crisis—provides FR safety clothing for the oil and gas industry.
FR clothing made with Nomex® offers proven protection against intense heat and flame, molten metal splashes and chemical splash. For barrier protection against hazardous chemical penetration, specially designed, laminated or coated Nomex® fabrics are available.
And, because the heat and flame resistance is built into the Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed out or worn away.
Reduced cost of ownership
With large numbers of employees and pressure to protect the bottom line, many oil & gas companies base their FR clothing purchase decisions on initial purchase price—without considering life cycle costs. A decision that can mean spending significantly more in the long run.
FR clothing made with Nomex® has an average lifetime of up to five times greater than FR-treated cotton garments. So despite the higher initial purchase price for FR clothing made with Nomex®, it results in significantly reduced cost of ownership. In fact, on average, the cost per wear of a typical FR garment made with Nomex® is 45% less than its FR-treated cotton counterpart.
Choosing more comfortable FR clothing can help oil & gas companies reduce costs associated with heat-related illnesses and decreased productivity resulting from job stress due to worker discomfort.
FR clothing made with Nomex® features the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection; breathability for reduced heat stress; and the ability to effectively wick away moisture.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Tychem® ThermoPro
- DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro - 360° Protection Video
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- Tyvek® 500 HV Coveralls
- DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J Coveralls
- Tychem® 4000 S Coveralls
- Tyvek® Classic Xpert Coveralls
- Arc-Man® Test
- Tyvek® Classic Plus Coveralls
- Tychem® C Coveralls
- Tychem® F2 Coveralls
- ProShield® FR Coveralls
Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Workers who deal with hazardous substances need confidence in their protective apparel. DuPont™ Tyvek® fabric used in Tyvek® protective apparel is engineered to typically resist particles down to 1 micron in size, including particles such as lead, asbestos, and mould, and helps provide a barrier against many water-based liquid chemicals in low concentration and biological hazards.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®
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.
Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits
Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.
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