Nomex® offers a tested and proven portfolio of protective solutions for the oil & gas and petrochemical industries with uncompromising and unparalleled protection and comfort.
When it comes to FR protection, Nomex® continues to meet and exceed global standards for protection and performance—providing safety managers with peace of mind and workers with the confidence to get the job done. That’s why so many industry-leading companies trust Nomex® to keep their workers safe.
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.
Working conditions and climates may vary. However, there is a commonality for all oil & gas industry workers - they must be prepared for a worst-case scenario.
As the revolutionary DuPont™ Nomex® fiber is inherently heat- and flame-resistant, Nomex® is an ideal choice of FR safety clothing, for the oil and gas industry.
A lightweight, quick-drying innovative fabric that delivers extreme Heat & flame protection and maximum comfort.
A highly durable protective solution that helps minimize break-open and provides excellent Heat & flame protection.
FR clothing made with Nomex® offers proven protection against intense heat and flame, small molten metal splashes and chemical splash. For barrier protection against hazardous chemical penetration, specially designed or laminated Nomex® fabrics with special finishes 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
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. 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, made with Nomex®, 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.
Designed for the hazards you face
Tested for the hazards you face
Thermo-Man® is the world’s most advanced life-size thermal burn evaluation system. Our Thermo-Man® units use state-of-the-art technology to demonstrate the durability and superior flame-resistance Nomex® delivers compared to other FR solutions.
See how Nomex® outperforms fire-resistant cotton/nylon blends in personal protective equipment.
The right FR clothing can help manage comfort and ensure workplace safety.
When Marvin Staben, a Colorado Refining Company worker, dressed for work on a sub-zero winter morning, he had no idea that his coveralls and coat made with Nomex® would help save his life.