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Flash Fire (NFPA 2112)

A flash fire only lasts a few seconds, but without the proper protection, workers may suffer immense burns and other injuries. The following videos explain what causes a flash fire, and demo Westex fabrics, along with competitor fabrics, in the presence of a flash fire.

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AR/FR Safety Dictionary

 
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Discerning Multi-Hazard Protection in Petroleum Refineries

Petroleum refineries are laden with various thermal and chemical hazards. Adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is instrumental in providing a safe work environment for employees to complete the task at …

 
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Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress

With the summer months on the horizon, warm weather tends to draw attention towards the risks of heat-related illness. The reality is that, while special attention should be paid to …

 
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Five Steps to Building an AR/FR Winter Layering System

Creating a safe work environment is the sum total of many different parts. Elements such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures must be viewed through the lens of …

 
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Six Reasons to Invest in Daily AR/FR Apparel

Arc flashes are a potentially life-threatening hazard for those who work in the electrical industry. These electrical explosions or discharges can reach upwards of 35,000 degrees in temperature, and while …

 
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Beyond Compliance: Specifying Reliable Flame Resistant Workwear

by Westex by Milliken

Every day, workers in electrical maintenance, utility, oil and gas, petrochemical, and steel industries work in hazardous environments. Unexpected and highly dangerous arc flash and flash fire events can occur …

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8 Things Oil & Gas Workers Should Know About Flash Fires

by Scott Francis

The potential exists for flash fires in the oil and gas industry. Flash fires are sudden, intense fires caused by ignition of flammable substances in air. While flash fires cannot …

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Do worksite contaminants impact FR apparel?

by Scott Francis

On utility work sites, there are various contaminants containing flammable components, including insulating oil in transformers, creosote on telephone poles, and hydraulic oils from machinery. The summer presents a whole …


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Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical steps for correctly implementing a protective clothing program.

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