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Asbestos substitute fabrics for safety clothing.

Authors
Barker-RL
Source
North Carolina State University, Department of Textile Materials and Management, Raleigh, North Carolina, Terminal Progress Report 1983 Jan; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00181007
Abstract
Samples of over 70 different heat resistant fabrics were obtained and tested for flammability, thermal shrinkage, molten iron penetration and degradation. Other studies have sought to evaluate tensile strength, tearing strength, abrasion resistance, flexibility, air permeability, and thermal insulation value of the materials. A computer system was developed to handle the data generated from the studies. Information needed to define the performance criteria for such clothing was gathered through reviews of the literature, reports of industrial safety engineers, standards listed in ASTM Committee F23.80 on protective coverings, and from the manufacturers themselves. The thermal responses of the various fabrics were evaluated as to their ability to resist heat transfer and thermal disintegration on impact with molten iron, to their flammability on exposure to a vertical flame and by determining the minimum concentration of oxygen required to burn, and to their thermal shrinkage. Experiments were designed to measure the ability of the fabrics to withstand heat hazards encountered in the workplace. Experiments were also conducted to evaluate the textile properties of the fabrics including the fabric weight, thickness and density. The computer program as developed compares the asbestos/substitute fabrics systematically, based on the data obtained.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Heat-resistant-materials; Flame-retardants; Protective-clothing; Safety-clothing; Work-clothing; Personal-protection; Ignitability
Contact
Textile Materials & Management North Carolina State Univ Box 5006 Raleigh, N C 27650
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
61526
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-249958
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-01431
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
North Carolina State University, Department of Textile Materials and Management, Raleigh, North Carolina, Terminal Progress Report
State
NC
Performing Organization
North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
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