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Document ID (ISN)108619
CIS number 08-1165
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vanegas Jaramillo J.D.
Title Use of glass fibre reinforced plastic tips - Study of dielectric protection and advantages for safety shoes
Original title Uso de punteras de seguridad fabricadas en plástico reforzado con fibra de vidrio - Estudio de protección dieléctrica y beneficios en el calzado de seguridad [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2008, Vol.54, No.318, p.40-43. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access 08-1165.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The tips of protective shoes are generally made of steel, which while offering excellent mechanical characteristics, have several shortcomings including electrical and thermal conductivity. Tips made of glass fibre reinforced plastics were therefore tested for compliance with current standards. Results of compression, impact resistance and dielectric strength testing are presented and discussed. Findings are promising.
Descriptors (primary) glass fibre reinforced plastics; dielectric strength; equipment testing; toe caps
Descriptors (secondary) safety footwear; impact testing; compression; evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection