FR Clothing Made with Nomex®—Safety, Savings, Comfort
In the oil & gas industry, workers face harsh conditions and serious hazards that are far less common in other industries. Hazards like being exposed to fire, explosion, electric arc or harmful chemicals are part of the working environment.
So whether they are conducting exploration projects in one of the most remote and cold locations of the planet, operating high-tech installations in the middle of the desert, working on an offshore oil platform or processing the finest raw materials for pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers or plastics, oil & gas industry workers must always be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
DuPont™ Nomex® fiber—a revolutionary, inherent heat- and flame-resistant fiber that reacts in a crisis—provides FR safety clothing for the oil and gas industry.
FR clothing made with Nomex® offers proven protection against intense heat and flame, molten metal splashes and chemical splash. For barrier protection against hazardous chemical penetration, specially designed, laminated or coated Nomex® fabrics are available.
And, because the heat and flame resistance is built into the Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed out or worn away.
Reduced cost of ownership
With large numbers of employees and pressure to protect the bottom line, many oil & gas companies base their FR clothing purchase decisions on initial purchase price—without considering life cycle costs. A decision that can mean spending significantly more in the long run.
FR clothing made with Nomex® has an average lifetime of up to five times greater than FR-treated cotton garments. So despite the higher initial purchase price for FR clothing made with Nomex®, it results in significantly reduced cost of ownership. In fact, on average, the cost per wear of a typical FR garment made with Nomex® is 45% less than its FR-treated cotton counterpart.
Choosing more comfortable FR clothing can help oil & gas companies reduce costs associated with heat-related illnesses and decreased productivity resulting from job stress due to worker discomfort.
FR clothing made with Nomex® features the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection; breathability for reduced heat stress; and the ability to effectively wick away moisture.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Tychem® ThermoPro
- DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro - 360° Protection Video
- DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro - Burn Demonstration Video
- Tychem® 4000 S Coveralls
- Tyvek® 500 HV Coveralls
- DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J Coveralls
- Tyvek® Classic Xpert Coveralls
- Arc-Man® Test
Arc Flash Protection Solutions
The DuPont™ Arc-Guide helps companies understand and manage an electrical hazard that is deadly, yet gets frequently overlooked.
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Industrial Workers
- Tychem® C Coveralls
- Tychem® F2 Coveralls
Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Workers who deal with hazardous substances need confidence in their protective apparel. DuPont™ Tyvek® fabric used in Tyvek® protective apparel is engineered to typically resist particles down to 1 micron in size, including particles such as lead, asbestos, and mould, and helps provide a barrier against many water-based liquid chemicals in low concentration and biological hazards.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
- DuPont turns up the heat at A+A 2015
New DuPont™ Tychem® 4000 S disposable coverall for comfortable and effective protection
Dusseldorf, 5 November 2013. DuPont, specialists in innovative body protection, is introducing at A+A 2013 a new Tychem® coverall that provides a new alternative for workers seeking safe and comfortable protection in more demanding applications.
At A+A, DuPont will present new Type 3 chemical suits from its DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® portfolios as well as innovative heat & flame and arc protective solutions made with DuPont™ Nomex®
DuPont introduces DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J limited-use coverall
A+A 2013 marks the market launch of the new Tyvek® 800 J coverall by DuPont, the specialists in innovative body protection.
- Tyvek® Classic Xpert Ecopack
New packaging concept for DuPont™ Tyvek® Classic Xpert can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
DuPont™ Tyvek® Classic Xpert Eco-Pack can have a significantly reduced impact on the environment when compared to its standard packaging format.
DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J protective garment increases the safety and comfort of operators at S.G.A.-J.Meyer
Sanitation and cleaning operations on site involve risks for the operators. In accordance with its safety procedures, S.G.A.-J. Meyer recently called on DuPont to replace all its protective clothing, opting for the new DuPont™ Tyvek® 800 J garment.
DuPont unveils single layer, triple-threat protection garment Tychem® ThermoPro at A+A 2015
A+A 2015 marks the introduction of DuPont™ Tychem® ThermoPro, a new single layer, triple-threat protection garment from DuPont Protection Technologies.
Planning for large-scale clean-ups
A clean-up operation can take many forms and it is this need for readiness against a multitude of possible events that presents one of the biggest challenges to the emergency planner.
Environmental Emergency and Other Large Scale Clean-ups
Environmental disasters and emergencies can be either man-made or the result of natural phenomena but in either case they almost invariably necessitate a rapid and effective response if the human and environmental impacts are to be mitigated and rectified.
- Tyvek® 800J for breathable liquid-tight protection