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Asbestos substitute fabrics for safety clothing. Final progress report for the period 09/28/79 through 08/31/81.

Authors
Barker-RL
Source
Cornell University Ithaca, Ithaca, New York, 1981 Jan; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134131
Abstract
Surveys were conducted to develop criteria for heat resistant fabrics for use in industrial safety clothing. Requirements for heat resistant fabrics in industrial safety clothing were identified. Sample fabrics were obtained and identified, classified, labeled, and tested for thermal responses. The ability of fabrics to resist heat transfer and thermal disintegration on impact with molten iron (7439896) was assessed. Flammability, thermal shrinkage, and heat degradation were measured. Fire athermancy and textile properties were evaluated. Durability was measured by tests of tensile strength, tearing resistance, resistance to flexing and abrasion, thermal transmittance and insulative values, air permeability, fabric stiffness, and drapability. Performance criteria for heat resistant fabrics were defined. The author concludes that a systematic methodology is being developed for predicting from laboratory measurements the workplace performance of asbestos (1332214) substitutes. The methodology will be used to compare the fabrics tested by this research in various categories of performance, with the use of a computer for data analysis, information organization, graph generation, and statistical analysis.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Work-practices; Dust-exposure; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-processes; Thermal-effects; Protective-clothing; Clothing
CAS No.
7439-89-6; 1332-21-4
Publication Date
19810101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
163546
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-238385
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00910
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Cornell University Ithaca, Ithaca New York
State
NY
Performing Organization
Design & Environmentl Analysis Cornell University Dept of Design & Environmental Ithaca, N Y 14853
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