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Document ID (ISN)57023
CIS number 91-1988
ISSN - Serial title 0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mellin B.E.
Title Fire resistant protective clothing (Nomex suits)
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, No.100, p.28-30. Illus.
Abstract During a fire caused by ignition of a vapour cloud of escaping hydrocarbons at a USA refinery in 1989, a workers suffered burns to the head, hands and leg but was saved from more serious burns to the body by the wearing of flame retardant overalls (Nomex suits). The incident demonstrates the value of fire resistant protective clothing which it is recommended should be made available for all high risk operations.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; fire hazards; fireproof materials; petroleum refining; flame retardants
Descriptors (secondary) USA; thermal burns; accident descriptions; vapour clouds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Fires