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Document ID (ISN)31526
CIS number 79-1110
ISSN - Serial title Die Berufsgenossenschaft
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kieback D.
Title Ignition hazard of work clothes in the electric arc
Original title Brandgefahr von Arbeitskleidung im elektrischen Lichtbogen [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1978, No.9, p.503-506. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) textiles; work clothing; electric arc; fire behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) polyesters; cotton; comparative study; thermal burns; flammability testing
Document type -
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing