Flame-resistant (FR) apparel is designed for continuous wear in areas where exposure to molten metal splash, radiant heat, electric arc, sparks or flame is possible. FR clothing resists ignition, prevents the spread of flames and self extinguishes almost immediately. American Work Safety FR apparel delivers unbeatable protection for workers in electrical utilities and the chemical, oil, gas, mining and petrochemical industries from our quality manufacturers.
Flame resistant clothing is required on worksites where flash fire and electric arc flash hazards are or may be present, including electrical technicians and engineers. This has pushed many workers who have to supply their own uniforms, and many companies who supply these uniforms, to buy whatever Flame Resistant (FR) work clothing is available, and usually whatever is cheapest. However, FR garments are not all the same.
There are two types of FR fabric used to make FR clothing. Fabric that is inherently FR, like Nomex, is flame-resistant for life, which means that no matter how many times it is laundered or how long it is worn, the material will always remain flame-resistant. Treated FR fabrics have a chemical applied to them that makes them flame resistant; wear, laundering, abrasion, and UV exposure gradually reduces the wear life of the garment to the point where the garment that protects your life this year might not do so quite as well next year.
For more information on flame resistance, protecting yourself and your workers from fire and arc flash hazards, and for quantity quotes, contact our sales department.