Nomex® for Utility
Utility workers come in contact with hazards such as flash fires and electrical arcs. Nomex® offers protection to improve their safety.
Flash fire protection
Flame-resistant garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can play a key role in helping to provide the life-saving seconds people need to escape a flash fire. Nomex® fibre is inherently flame-resistant, so it’s suitable for utility applications such as gas distribution networks, power plants, and electricity providers.
Nomex® thermal technology manages the high heat of fire, yet still delivers remarkable lightness: flame-resistant garments made of Nomex® are breathable and comfortable.
Arc flash protection
An electric arc is a continuous electric discharge of high current between conductors, generating very bright light and intensive heat. The arc blast presents a very serious hazard (potentially fatal) because of the risk of severe burn injuries caused by intensive heat and molten metal splashes.
By providing garments made of Nomex® fibre, companies can effectively protect their employees against this hazard. DuPont tests the performance of their workwear fabrics when exposed to electric arcs by using the DuPont™ Arc-Man® test.
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- DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ - facilitating garment selection
Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®
In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.
Nomex Innovation Highlights release
Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.
New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015
Visitors to the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 will have access to a new, easy order and swift 48h delivery service for selected high quality garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and a show ‘Offer’ with discounts available to make the latest in protection even more affordable.
Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Award at this year’s A+A (Hall 5, Stand A40). The safety, security and health at work international trade fair with congress takes place from 27th October to 30th October 2015 in Düsseldorf.
Nomex® Wash & Care Recommendations
Garments of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can be cleaned by home or industrial laundry or dry cleaning. The following suggestions will help keep your garments looking their best and optimise their wear life.
Protecting Nomex® Production
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.
Nomex® Garment Weight Benefits
Typical protective fabrics made of Nomex® fibres can be up to 40% lighter than cotton and cotton-blended fabrics which were treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits
Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.
Nomex® Label Program
The DuPont™ Nomex® Label Program assists European customers in identification and providing a quality mark from reputable suppliers they can trust to offer products with Nomex®.
Electric Static Discharge Protection Nomex®
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can lead to the generation of sparks with energy levels sufficient to ignite possible surrounding vapours, aerosols of flammable liquids or dust particles, leading to an explosion.
Chemical Splash Protection Nomex®
Chemical hazards can occur in conjunction with thermal hazards, such as accidental splashes of chemical products onto protective clothing, or through leakages of chemical products.