Nomex® for Utility
Utility workers come in contact with hazards such as flash fires and electrical arcs. Nomex® offers protection to improve their safety.
Flash fire protection
Flame-resistant garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can play a key role in helping to provide the life-saving seconds people need to escape a flash fire. Nomex® fibre is inherently flame-resistant, so it’s suitable for utility applications such as gas distribution networks, power plants, and electricity providers.
Nomex® thermal technology manages the high heat of fire, yet still delivers remarkable lightness: flame-resistant garments made of Nomex® are breathable and comfortable.
Arc flash protection
An electric arc is a continuous electric discharge of high current between conductors, generating very bright light and intensive heat. The arc blast presents a very serious hazard (potentially fatal) because of the risk of severe burn injuries caused by intensive heat and molten metal splashes.
By providing garments made of Nomex® fibre, companies can effectively protect their employees against this hazard. DuPont tests the performance of their workwear fabrics when exposed to electric arcs by using the DuPont™ Arc-Man® test.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Nomex Innovation Highlights release
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.
DuPont at Interschutz 2015
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
DuPont Launches Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue
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®.
Nomex Partner Programme for A+A Launch
DuPont is internationally renowned for its high-quality, intelligent flame resistant fibre, DuPont™ Nomex®.
DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP
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 unveils single layer, triple-threat protection garment Tychem® ThermoPro at Interschutz 2015
DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro offers firefighters, and those involved in the emergency response to chemical incidents with a risk of flash fire, a new form of protection that combines the chemical protection of DuPont™ Tychem® fabric and flame and arc flash protection of Nomex® fiber in a single garment.
Dupont™ Thermo-Man® in Flash Fire Demonstrations
Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors, which is dressed in test garments and then totally engulfed into flames generated by propane gas burners.
Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric
Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at Interschutz 2015
Dupont™ Nomex® Garment Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at Interschutz 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award at this year’s Interschutz show
- DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ - facilitating garment selection
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® Garment Weight Benefits
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.