Fight the Heat with Flame Resistant Clothing
Industrial workers rely on flame resistant clothing made from leading DuPont brands.
You can’t predict when a fire or electrical hazard will occur or how intense it will be. With so many unknowns, workers that are exposed to flame, fire, and electric arc hazards rely on flame resistant clothing made from DuPont brands. Our portfolio includes Nomex® fiber for fire protection, Protera® fabric for arc flash protection, and Kevlar® fiber for gloves that are resistant to high temperatures — We believe that just meeting standards isn’t enough, so we rigorously test our materials against a wide variety of scenarios, always working to help manufacturers make their protective apparel and accessories stronger, more durable, and safer. In fact, we go beyond basic test methods and test Nomex® in 4- and 5-second fires to give workers those valuable extra seconds of protection. Safety has been a core value at DuPont for more than 200 years and we’ll continue to innovate and focus on safety for many more.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Nomex® III A
- Nomex® Military
- Nomex® & Kevlar® Firefighter Apparel
- Industrial Gloves made with Kevlar®
- Arc Flash Clothing | DuPont™ Nomex® MHP
- Stationwear Made with Nomex®
EMS Clothing made with Nomex®
EMS Clothing made of Nomex® fiber helps protect first responders.
- Kevlar® Cut Technology
- Nomex® Racing Protection
Kevlar® Thermal Protection Products Gloves & Sleeves
For hot surface contact hazards present in metal and glass forming foundries, DuPont created terry cloth made of Kevlar® fibre for use in heat-resistant gloves. Heavyweight gloves and mitts composed of 100% Kevlar® terry cloth and Kevlar® blends help offer a high level of protection for high-heat applications.
Flash Fire Hazard Case History
A refinery worker flash fire experience showcases how inherently flame-resistant DuPont™ Nomex® fiber can help save lives.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Firefighter Gear & Turnout Gear
- Oil and Gas Personal Protective Equipment
- Personal Protection in the Petrochemical and Chemical Industry
- Nomex® for Metal Work and Foundries
- Bodyshop - Personal Protective Equipment
- Fire Protection
- Arc Protection
- Military Thermal Protection
- Racing Protection with DuPont™ Nomex®
INFORMATION & IDEAS
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test
The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.
Nomex® & the Thermo-Man® Test
DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors dressed in test garments and exposed to a flash fire with temperatures rising up to 1,000°C.
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®
The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.
- Lab Safety at University of California
Thermal Regulations Overview
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
Who Wears Nomex® Racing Suits
Racing professionals like Jeff Gordon, Robert Pressley, Gerhard Berger, and Jos Verstappen wear racing suits and gear made of Nomex® for a variety of reasons: it's lightweight, flexible, breathable, and comfortable. Most importantly, though, it's flame-resistant. And that performance benefit, more than any other, helped saved their lives. Read their testimonials.
NFPA 70E® Electric Arc
The NFPA 70E® electric arc flash standard addresses electrical safety–related work practices for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as the installation, inspection, operation, maintenance, and demolition of electric conductors, electric equipment, signaling and communications conductors and equipment, and raceways.
NFPA 2113 Overview
NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.
NESC® C2 Overview
NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.
Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
Flame-Resistant Clothing for Laboratory Work
When working in a laboratory environment where exposure to flame is a hazard, flame-resistant garments help to minimize potential burn injury during short-term and emergency exposure to flame in laboratory work.