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What does FR stand for?
Flame resistant fabrics are designed to self-extinguish when the ignition source is removed. This makes them a safer choice for workers in
What is ATPV?
Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) is the rating of the Arc burn protection capability of a garment. The higher the ATPV, the more protection the garment gives because it has a higher resistance to catching on fire. The ATPV is expressed in calories per cm2 and represents the thermal exposure from an electric arc that will create a second-degree burn in human tissue. If the ATPV cannot be calculated because the fabric breaks open, the energy causing the fabric to break open is expressed as the Energy of Breakopen Threshold (EBT). The higher the value, the greater the protection the garment offers.
Why used C/N 88/12 for flame resistant?
In the cases of 88/12 FR Fabric, it's a very small amount blended or woven tightly on the inside of FR Cotton Fabric. The combination produces an excellent product for maximum protection. Nylon is a synthetic fiber that is made from polyamides. It is a thermoplastic and can be melted down and reformed multiple times, making it a good choice for clothing that needs to be flame-resistant. However, if too much nylon is present in the fabric, it can make the fabric more flammable. That's why the 88/12 FR Fabric is a good choice for safety clothing- the small amount of nylon woven into the cotton fabric makes it flame-resistant without making it too flammable.
What is NFPA® 2112?
The NFPA® 2112 standard provides minimum guidelines and design criteria for Flame Resistant (FR) garments. The standard calls for flash fire testing to be conducted at three seconds with a pass/fail rate of 50% total body burn under ASTM F1930 testing protocals. The purpose of the standard is to protect individuals from potential flash fires in areas where flammable gases, vapors, or combustible dusts may be present.