Tag Archives: flash fire

Standing Up for Worker Safety: A Case Study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabrics

Standing Up for Worker Safety: A Case Study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabrics

Worker Safety

When Dan joined an American company as Environmental Health and Safety Manager, his team leader and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Robin, immediately informed him that the field employees, had a high exposure to arc flash over the course of their daily operations. The companys 1,500 field technicians interact daily with electrified equipment and […]

Burn Injuries by the Numbers

Burn Injuries by the Numbers

Burn injuries resulting from arc flash, flash fire or combustible dust hazards can be life threatening or worse, life-ending. Both the temperature and duration of the exposure directly impact injury severity. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, this blog post takes a look at the impact of a burn to help raise awareness of safety […]

Your Trusted Connection for FR Safety

Your Trusted Connection for FR Safety

When it Comes to FR Safety We Are All In

When it comes to arc-rated and flame resistant clothing, theres a science behind peace of mind, a science to feeling good, and a science to coming home safe. When it comes to the science of being safe, of caring, we are all in.

An Update on Combustible Dust & FR Safety

An Update on Combustible Dust & FR Safety

combustible dust protection

In recent years, the combustible dust hazard has been receiving increasing attention from both OSHA and NFPA. OSHA defines combustible dusts as fine particles that present an ignition hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions. The combustible dust hazard is a flash fire event or rapid combustion known as deflagration. A flash fire is […]

A First-Hand Perspective of Flash Fire Testing

A First-Hand Perspective of Flash Fire Testing

Westex by Milliken Flash Fire Testing at the University of Alberta

Flame resistant (FR) coveralls, shirts and pants afford workers a few extra seconds of escape time when faced with a flash fire and aim to dramatically reduce or eliminate body burn. FR garments are tested according to a variety of standards. For flash fire, ASTM F1930 (Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing […]

How Long Do Flash Fires Last?

How Long Do Flash Fires Last?

How long do flash fires last

The answer to this question has been debated along with other FR marketing issues; however, groundbreaking research has been conducted to reaffirm the behavior of flash fires. Research performed by the University of Albertas Protective Clothing and Equipment Research Facility (PCERF) has reaffirmed the industrys benchmark flash fire standards from the NFPA and CGSB.

Making Sense of NFPA 2112

Making Sense of NFPA 2112

Making Sense of NFPA 2112

Youve been told you need NFPA 2112-compliant garments but do you understand what compliance actually means? NFPA 2112 is an industry standard on flame resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire. NFPA 2112 provides minimum performance criteria and sets clear guidelines for testing. Whats vital to understand is that the significant majority […]