THE TESTING EQUIPMENT OF THE FLAME RETARDANT FABRICS: REVIEWJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.4, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2015-04-30
Authors : Akram H M Ali;
Page : 286-295
Keywords : Firefighting; flame retardant fabric; testing apparatus; heat flux; thermal hazard.;
Fire-Retardant clothes and fabrics are a vital necessity to provide amount of thermal protection to prevent injuries which occur as a result of exposure to fire. In relatively recent year, concern for individual working in high risk environments, especially those with the potential of being exposed to thermal source, Fire fighters' protective clothing provides a limited amount of thermal protection from environmental exposures produced by fires. This amount of thermal protection depends on various parameters which are design, materials, construction, and fitting of the protective garments. The present review is an attempt to sum up the recent developments taking place in the modification of testing equipment to measure the fabric performance against thermal hazards. The performance of these thermal protective clothing can be evaluated using a variety of standard tests which are also described.
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