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Asbestos Substitute Fabrics for Safety Clothing.


PB84238385

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Barker, R. L.
Page Count 10
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
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Protective equipment
  • Clothing
  • Heat resistant materials
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Safety
  • Iron
  • Protective clothing
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 7439-89-6
  • CAS 1332-21-4
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 71I - Fibers & Textiles
Corporate Authors Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept. 28 Sep 79-31 Aug 81.
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Asbestos Substitute Fabrics for Safety Clothing.
Asbestos Substitute Fabrics for Safety Clothing.
PB84238385

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Protective equipment
  • Clothing
  • Heat resistant materials
  • Asbestos
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Safety
  • Iron
  • Protective clothing
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 7439-89-6
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 71I - Fibers & Textiles
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