Secondary FR Workwear
In many applications – especially in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries – workers need protection against flames & heat and chemicals. How can two types of protection be provided safely at the same time? Secondary FR Workwear is designed to be worn OVER Primary FR Workwear (certified to EN 11612) to provide chemical protection without compromising thermal protection.
Standard disposable garments cannot be worn over Primary FR garments because, being based on thermoplastic polymers, they will ignite and burn, transferring heat through to the Primary FR Workwear and wearer and compromising the thermal protection. This has been proved through Thermal Mannequin Testing (according to EN 13506) which subjects garments to a flash fire and calculates predicted body burn. Predicted Body Burn results in testing of a primary FR garment on its own and then with a standard PE/PP-based disposable coverall worn over it achieved the following results:-
In other words, tests 1 & 2 wearing standard polymer-based coverall OVER Primary FR Workwear results in an INCREASE in Predicted Body Burn.
Wearing effective Secondary FR Workwear instead of standard polymer-based coveralls will INCREASE thermal protection and result in a REDUCTION in Predicted Body Burn as in Test 3.
The following video compares the burn properties of different disposable coveralls and their relative predicted Body Burn Results in Thermal Mannequin Testing.
There are three factors involved in selection of chemical suits and disposable protective clothing; protection, cost and comfort. Often comfort is seen as the poor relation of the other two. Protection must always remain the priority, cost must be minimised and comfort..? It’s nice if it can be achieved, but secondary to the others… And yet comfort is a safety issue. Uncomfortable garments are commonly not properly worn – perhaps the zip is left down to allow some breathability or some will tear holes on the fabric to improve comfort. When operators take such action, protection is compromised.For this reason Lakeland developed Cool Suits – coveralls providing chemical protection through Type 4 to 6 and featuring breathability through design so enabling correct wearing of suits whilst maintaining protection where it matters. The video below shows how Cool Suits work.
Or download our Fact Sheet: The Cool Suit Principle [link: https://www.lakeland.com/uploads/catalogs/Europe/Fact-Sheet-The-Cool-Suit-Principle.pdf ]
Cool Suits offer chemical protection for Type 4, 5 and 6:
MicroMax NS Cool Suit: Type 5 & 6 protection with breathability MicroMax TS Cool Suit: Type 4 protection with breathability ChemMax1 & ChemMax 3 CoolSuits: Type 4 chemical protection with breathability Pyrolon CRFR Cool Suit: Type 4 chemical protection with breathability and Secondary FR properties
Heat Protective Clothing
Lakeland ALM aluminised garments are designed for applications such as maintenance and repairs requiring work in proximity to high radiant and ambient heat.
Type 5 & 6 Protective Clothing
There are three basic fabric types used for Type 5 & 6 garments: SMS Polypropylene and Microporous film laminates and flashspun polyethylene. Lakeland offer two garment ranges using SMS fabrics and Microporous film laminate variants. Standard and premium options are available for both Safegard and MicroMAX, the premium versions offer unique features and benefits.
Chemical Protective Clothing
Lakeland offers users wider choice with five fabric options, each with a different level of permeation barrier against a range of chemicals. The result? Safety professionals can more accurately target garment selection at their specific application, both maximising protection and comfort AND minimising cost.
Manufacturing over 600,000 garments per week, Lakeland Industries is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial protective clothing.
Lakeland Protects People. It’s what we do. Our products are used every day in a wide variety of industries as well as applications throughout the world. Used to ensure workers stay safe from harm by hazards including chemicals, flames and heat.
Lakeland Industries Inc was founded over 30 years ago as the first manufacturer of nonwoven disposable coveralls.
The company now manufactures a range of protection for body, hands and arms against chemical, flame and heat in a variety of disposable and woven fabrics.
All key product manufacturing is done in-house through Lakeland’s global network of manufacturing facilities. With none being undertaken through contractors, so Lakeland maintains full control of design, production and quality. Lakeland is committed to ensuring all products continue to meet or exceed the latest international and also regional product standards. The network of regional sales divisions staffed by highly knowledgeable experts in the field, now covers five continents. Consequently Lakeland increasingly works with many of the world leading distributors of safety clothing and equipment.
With a global reach Lakeland Industries is fast becoming the world’s leading protective clothing manufacturers and the company’s high commitment to quality as the number one factor – quality of design, product, production and service – is one explanation why workers all over the world are increasingly turning to Lakeland for their choice of protective clothing.
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