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Hot topic - fire resistant clothing for electrical workers has no Canadian standard

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Abstract

Fabrics which could be used for protective clothing for electrical workers was discussed. In Canada there are no stringent clothing rules for the electrical industry, but in the United States, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have made protective clothing an issue within the industry. Dupont`s Nomex, Westex`s Indura, and Hoechst Celanese`s PBI fibres are among the materials which have been through a series of thermal protection tests and are based on proven materials which are now being applied to work wear. The testing standards cover the ignition of the basic materials, untreated cottons, wools, and the thermal protection of flame resistant materials. The final tests are based on high current arc tests conducted on the fabrics used in the industry. These tests are now being conducted at Ontario Hydro`s High Current Test Facility preliminary to a Canadian standard being formulated and proposed in the very near future. 2 figs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1996
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
SCA: 296000; 420500; PA: CANM-96:002365; EDB-96:149717; SN: 96001671919
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Electricity Today; Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: PBD: Jul-Aug 1996
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; PROTECTIVE CLOTHING; ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY; FIRE RESISTANCE; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; MATERIALS TESTING; SAFETY STANDARDS
OSTI ID:
373967
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ELTDER; ISSN 0843-7343; TRN: CA9602365
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
pp. 7-9
Announcement Date:
Oct 15, 1996

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Citation Formats

Douglas, R. Hot topic - fire resistant clothing for electrical workers has no Canadian standard. Canada: N. p., 1996. Web.
Douglas, R. Hot topic - fire resistant clothing for electrical workers has no Canadian standard. Canada.
Douglas, R. 1996. "Hot topic - fire resistant clothing for electrical workers has no Canadian standard." Canada.
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title = {Hot topic - fire resistant clothing for electrical workers has no Canadian standard}
author = {Douglas, R}
abstractNote = {Fabrics which could be used for protective clothing for electrical workers was discussed. In Canada there are no stringent clothing rules for the electrical industry, but in the United States, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have made protective clothing an issue within the industry. Dupont`s Nomex, Westex`s Indura, and Hoechst Celanese`s PBI fibres are among the materials which have been through a series of thermal protection tests and are based on proven materials which are now being applied to work wear. The testing standards cover the ignition of the basic materials, untreated cottons, wools, and the thermal protection of flame resistant materials. The final tests are based on high current arc tests conducted on the fabrics used in the industry. These tests are now being conducted at Ontario Hydro`s High Current Test Facility preliminary to a Canadian standard being formulated and proposed in the very near future. 2 figs.}
journal = {Electricity Today}
issue = {7}
volume = {8}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1996}
month = {Jul}
}