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Document ID (ISN)52762
CIS number 89-2024
Year 1987
Convention or series no. TRITA-AAV 1020
Author(s) Forsberg K., Isacsson M.
Title Development of protective clothing and devices at continuous casting - Guidelines for selection and use of protective clothing
Original title Utveckling av personlig skyddsutrustning och skyddsanordningar vid stränggjutningsarbete - Riktlinjer för val och användning av skyddsbeklädnad [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Kungl. Tekniska Högskolan, Institutionen för Arbetsvetenskap, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 1987. 63p. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Report of an evaluation of 32 types of textile and 5 types of plastic materials used for protection during metal casting operations. A standard test method (ASTM F955), measuring heat flow during steel splash, was used. Two textiles showed the greatest resistance against steel splash and these were evaluated through field testing of approx. 50 garments at 8 steel companies employing continuous casting. The new protective garments were developed in collaboration with steel manufacturers. The material tests showed that it is necessary to have two layers in order to obtain sufficient protection against heavy splashes.
Descriptors (primary) continuous casting; materials testing; protective clothing
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; report; protection against heat; comfort criteria; protective underwear; face and eye protection; protection against ejected objects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations