|Document ID (ISN)||57023|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
|Convention or series no.
||Fire resistant protective clothing (Nomex suits)
||Aug. 1991, No.100, p.28-30. Illus.
||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.
||protective clothing; fire hazards; fireproof materials; petroleum refining; flame retardants
||USA; thermal burns; accident descriptions; vapour clouds
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Petroleum and natural gas industry