|Document ID (ISN)||31526|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Ignition hazard of work clothes in the electric arc
||Brandgefahr von Arbeitskleidung im elektrischen Lichtbogen [in German]|
||Sep. 1978, No.9, p.503-506. Illus. 9 ref.
||Tests on the behaviour of textiles exposed to fire (see also CIS 78-195) with samples of pure cotton or polyester-cotton (65%/35%) are reported. Combustion and extinction characteristics of these fabrics are different. A 65% polyester content slows down combustion of the fabric and improves the extinction characteristics, but has the disadvantage of melting, with resulting aggravation of burns. A blended fabric is as suitable as pure cotton for work clothes for routine use. In the event of high risk, the use of personal protective equipment is recommended.
||textiles; work clothing; electric arc; fire behaviour
||polyesters; cotton; comparative study; thermal burns; flammability testing
|Broad subject area(s)