Fight the Heat with DuPont Thermal Protection
It is difficult to predict when a fire will occur, or how intense it will be. So the best strategy is to be prepared at all times – with the proven thermal protection made with DuPont products.
At DuPont, we take safety seriously. In fact, it’s been one of our core values for more than two hundred years. By combining that experience with an untiring spirit of innovation, we have steadily evolved to become a leading global provider of innovative thermal protective solutions.
In collaboration with academics, peers and industry customers, our scientists and engineers never stop working to improve existing products or develop groundbreaking new ones, that can help keep workers even safer in the future.
Our thermal solutions portfolio includes Nomex® fibre for fire, heat, flame, electric arc protection and Kevlar® fibre for gloves and accessories that can resist high temperatures. Tempro® and ProShield® FR single-use, chemical protective coveralls are designed to be worn on top of the flame-resistant garment thus protecting the wearer from limited exposure to flames and chemicals as well as protecting the reusable flame-resistant garment itself.
Uses and Applications
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Turnout Gear – The First Line of Defence
- Oil and Gas Personal Protective Equipment
- Flame Resistant Clothing
- Personal Protection in the Petrochemical and Chemical Industry
- Nomex® With High-Visibility Properties
- Nomex® Arc Flash Protection
- Nomex® for Utilities
- Nomex® for Metal Work and Foundries
- Racing Protection with DuPont™ Nomex®
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Seyntex Multi-Threat Protection
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP fibres.
Nomex® Protects Derbyshire firefighters
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service chooses firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® fibres for each of its 826 firefighters.
Heraeus Quarzglas Training Workshop
At Heraeus Quarzglas safety at work is a top priority. In addition to safe procedures and protective clothing made of Nomex® fibre, the firm relies on the fact that its employees are trained to be extremely aware of the importance of safe working practices.
London Fire Brigade Outfits 6,000 with TITAN®
London Fire Brigade is taking advantage of the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth in its selection of a new firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
West Midlands Fire Service
The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has taken delivery of the latest heat and flame protection technology in its selection of a new firefighting turnout gear made of Hainsworth® TITAN fabric that incorporates DuPont™, Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Testing Nomex® in Real Conditions
DuPont, in conjunction with its Nomex® Partners, has initiated a new long time test programme for fire protection clothing made of Nomex® fibre. The aim is to evaluate the performance of the latest generation of DuPont™ Nomex® outer gear by ex-firefighters who recreate a multitude of real life simulated conditions in a contained facility.
DuPont™ Nomex® Prevails in Tough Two Year Testing Programme
The official opening of RAGTAL (Regionale Atemschutz-Geräte-Träger-Ausbildungsanlage), the Luxembourg Regional Respiratory Equipment Wearers’ Training Facility, heralded the start of a long-term test on fire protective apparel made of DuPont™ Nomex. Two years on and the first results from the test are now available.
Flash Fire Hazard Case History
A refinery worker flash fire experience showcases how inherently flame-resistant DuPont™ Nomex® fiber can help save lives.
Information & Ideas
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®
Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
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.
Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test
The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.
DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is the answer to those in Europe who seek innovative protective solutions from a trusted value chain. DuPont™ Nomex® Partners, identified with the Nomex® Partner seal, are carefully selected for their commitment to ethical principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, and detailed knowledge of end user needs.
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.
Comfort & Heat Stress
For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.
Thermal Regulations Overview
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
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® & 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.
DuPont Round Table at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue HQ – Part 2
DuPont hosted a round table debate at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue headquarters to encourage a discussion about topical issues regarding PPE in the Fire and Rescue sector. Part 2 of the debate focuses on breakopen and cost vs. wearlife.
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.