Dromex Aramid Balaclava. A fire resistant balaclava made from engineered meta-aramid knitted yarn. This provides users with dependable neck, face and head protection from the hazards of a fire. Suitably worn with an SCBA mask in fire fighting applications or against arc flash hazards. Also used in conjunction with a face shield whilst working on energized equipment, along with other personal protective equipment items. Comfort and fit are an essential part of fire safety making the knitted balaclava ideal for this line of work. Dromex Aramid Balaclava is comfortable, lightweight and has wicking finishes which improve breathability. Available in oatmeal or navy blue. Also available in single layer or double layer.
Fires are unpredictable and situations can change in an instant with temperatures reaching 1038°C (1900°F) exposing workers to serious injury. For hazards like flash fire and pool fires the Dromex Aramid Balaclava helps minimize break open and expands to form a stable and inert barrier between the fire and the skin. This gives the exposed workers the valuable seconds they need to escape from the hazard. Inherently flame resistant fibres are materials that have the flame resistant properties built into their chemical structures. The structure of the fibre itself is not flammable therefore these properties can never be worn away or washed out. When exposed to flame the aramid fibre swells and becomes thicker forming a protective barrier between the heat source and the skin. This protective barrier stays supple until it cools, giving the wearer vital extra seconds of protection to escape.
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