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Nomex® for Utilities

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.