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  • 1. Introduction 2. Fires and thermal environments 3. Skin burn injuries and heat stress/fatalities 4. Development of high performance thermal protective clothing 5. Performance evaluation of thermal protective clothing 6. Modeling and its implications on performance of thermal protective clothing 7. Effect of various factors on performance of thermal protective clothing 8. Key issues related to thermal protective clothing 9. New materials and trends.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012857 20170206
Thermal Protective Clothing for Firefighters explores the materials, design, and usage of thermal protective clothing. The characteristics of fire hazards are discussed in detail, and the thermal environments faced by firefighters in these fire hazards are also examined. The different types of potential burn injuries and the heat stress that occurs to firefighters' bodies when exposed to such thermal environments are analyzed. Furthermore, the development of various high performance fibers and fabrics for thermal protective clothing is discussed. The test methods and existing standards to evaluate the thermal protective and physiological comfort performances of the fabrics and clothing are critically reviewed. Recent developments in the field of fire- and heat-resistant materials have led to significant improvements in thermal protective clothing. In parallel with this, the complexity and risk levels of fires, especially in industrial-storage facilities, and developments in health and safety cultures have increased the demand for high-performance heat- and flame-resistant clothing and equipment, designed to mitigate skin burn injuries and reduce risk of death from fire hazards. Throughout the work, the gaps and limitations in existing test methods and standards are identified, and approaches are recommended for the development of enhanced test methods. Scenario modeling and its implications for firefighters' protective clothing is discussed, and various factors affecting performance are established. Finally, various key issues related to thermal protective clothing are addressed to guide the future research in the field of thermal protective clothing for firefighters. This book will help materials-textile engineers to develop high performance thermal protective clothing that can enhance the protection, safety, and comfort of firefighters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012857 20170206
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1 online resource : illustrations.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Fires and thermal environments 3. Skin burn injuries and heat stress/fatalities 4. Development of high performance thermal protective clothing 5. Performance evaluation of thermal protective clothing 6. Modeling and its implications on performance of thermal protective clothing 7. Effect of various factors on performance of thermal protective clothing 8. Key issues related to thermal protective clothing 9. New materials and trends.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012857 20170206
Thermal Protective Clothing for Firefighters explores the materials, design, and usage of thermal protective clothing. The characteristics of fire hazards are discussed in detail, and the thermal environments faced by firefighters in these fire hazards are also examined. The different types of potential burn injuries and the heat stress that occurs to firefighters' bodies when exposed to such thermal environments are analyzed. Furthermore, the development of various high performance fibers and fabrics for thermal protective clothing is discussed. The test methods and existing standards to evaluate the thermal protective and physiological comfort performances of the fabrics and clothing are critically reviewed. Recent developments in the field of fire- and heat-resistant materials have led to significant improvements in thermal protective clothing. In parallel with this, the complexity and risk levels of fires, especially in industrial-storage facilities, and developments in health and safety cultures have increased the demand for high-performance heat- and flame-resistant clothing and equipment, designed to mitigate skin burn injuries and reduce risk of death from fire hazards. Throughout the work, the gaps and limitations in existing test methods and standards are identified, and approaches are recommended for the development of enhanced test methods. Scenario modeling and its implications for firefighters' protective clothing is discussed, and various factors affecting performance are established. Finally, various key issues related to thermal protective clothing are addressed to guide the future research in the field of thermal protective clothing for firefighters. This book will help materials-textile engineers to develop high performance thermal protective clothing that can enhance the protection, safety, and comfort of firefighters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012857 20170206
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  • Title page; Table of Contents; Related titles; Copyright; Dedication; List of contributors; Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering; Preface; 1. High-performance ballistic fibers and tapes; 1.1. Introduction to high-performance fibers and tapes; 1.2. High-performance ballistic fibers and tapes; 1.3. UHMWPE fibers (Prevorsek, 1996); 1.4. Aramid fibers; 1.5. UHMWPE tape/ribbon; 1.6. Ballistic fiberglass; 1.7. High-modulus polypropylene fiber (Elizabeth Cates, 2015); 1.8. Recycling of ballistic fibers and converted products; 2. High performance fabrics and 3D materials.
  • 2.1. Introduction2.2. Fiber types; 2.3. Composite fiber architectures; 2.4. Failure mechanisms; 2.5. Conclusions; Useful sources of further information; 3. Nonwoven and crossplied ballistic materials; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Protective materials, devices, and end-use requirements; 3.3. Fiber selection criteria for ballistic-resistant materials; 3.4. Variations of fiber forms; 3.5. Filament layup composites; 3.6. Historical uses of nonwoven ballistic-resistant fabrics; 3.7. Methodologies for use of nonwoven ballistic-resistant fabrics; 3.8. Future directions for nonwoven fabric applications.
  • 4. Ballistic threats: Bullets and fragments4.1. What is the threat?; 4.2. Small arms ammunition; 4.3. Fragments; 4.4. Projectile and target interaction; 4.5. Summary; 5. International ballistic and blast specifications and standards; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Why are there armor test methods and/or standards?; 5.3. General definitions used in test methods and standards; 5.4. Threat regimes for personal armor test methods and standards; 5.5. Threat regimes for vehicle armor test methods and standards; 5.6. Personal armor user communities.
  • 5.7. Personal armor law enforcement test methods and standards5.8. Personal armor military test methods and standards; 5.9. Personal armor general purpose test methods and standards; 5.10. Vehicle armor user communities; 5.11. Vehicle armor civilian test methods and standards; 5.12. Vehicle armor military test methods and standards; 5.13. General ballistic material test methods and standards; 5.14. Approach to use when there are no suitable standards or methods; 5.15. Issues with contents of some standards; 5.16. The possible future of armor test methods and standards; 5.17. Summary; Glossary.
  • 6. Lightweight composite materials processing6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Ballistic fibers; 6.3. Quality control of ballistic materials; 6.4. Various international ballistic specifications/standards; 6.5. Processing of ballistic materials; 6.6. Evaluation of molded articles; 6.7. Transportation and storage of ballistic material; 6.8. Durability of the products in field; 6.9. Recycling and disposal of prepregs; 6.10. Ballistic helmets; 6.11. Handheld riot shields; 7. Personal armor; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Body armor; 7.3. Helmets; 7.4. Face and eye protection; 7.5. Neck protection.
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  • Front Cover; Personnel Protection and Safety Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industries; Copyright Page; Contents; Biography; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Breathing apparatus for personnel safety and protection; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Minimal acceptable program; 1.1.2 Medical limitations; 1.1.3 Communication; 1.1.4 Use of unapproved respiratory protective devices; 1.2 Selection of respiratory protective equipment; 1.3 Severity and location of the hazard; 1.3.1 Nature of the hazard; 1.3.2 Storage; 1.4 Special considerations; 1.4.1 Corrective lenses with full facepieces
  • 1.4.2 Eyewear with half-mask facepiece1.5 Classification of respiratory protective equipment; 1.5.1 By purifying the air breathed; 1.5.2 By supplying air or oxygen from an uncontaminated source; 1.5.3 Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); 1.5.4 Open-circuit escape BA; 1.5.5 Closed-circuit escape breathing apparatus; 1.6 Fresh-air hose and compressed air-line breathing apparatus; 1.6.1 General requirements; 1.6.2 Compressed-air-line apparatus (Demand-Valve Type); 1.6.3 Resistance to breathing; 1.6.4 Requirements for fresh-air hose apparatus
  • 1.6.5 Requirements for compressed-air-line apparatus1.6.6 High-efficiency dust respirators; 1.7 Positive-pressure, powered dust respirators; 1.7.1 Design; 1.7.2 Power pack; 1.8 Respirators for protection against harmful dust and gas; 1.9 Dust respirators; 1.9.1 Design; 1.10 Gas respirators, canister type; 1.10.1 Design; 1.10.2 Canisters; 1.11 Gas respirators, cartridge type; 1.11.1 Design; 1.12 Positive-pressure, powered dust hoods and suits; 1.12.1 Design; 1.12.2 Hood and suit; 1.12.3 Power pack; 1.13 Underwater breathing apparatus; 1.13.1 Cylinders
  • 1.13.2 Compressed air for human respiration1.14 Ventilatory resuscitators; 1.14.1 Classification; 1.14.2 Physical requirements; 1.14.3 Gas-Powered resuscitators; 1.14.4 Gas supply; 1.15 Nominal protection factor; 2 Masks and respiratory equipment materials; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Masks and respiratory equipment (Breathing apparatus); 2.2.1 Classification of respiratory equipment; 2.2.2 Classification of environment; 2.2.3 Classification of respiratory protective devices (see Figure 2.2); 2.2.4 Breathing apparatus; 2.3 Selection of breathing apparatus; 2.4 Respirators for dusts and gases
  • 2.4.1 Filtering facepiece dust respirators2.4.2 High-efficiency dust respirators; 2.4.3 Positive-pressure dust respirators; 2.4.4 Filters; 2.4.5 Harness; 2.4.6 Connecting fittings; 2.4.7 Performance requirement; 2.4.8 Marking; 2.5 Positive-pressure, powered dust hood and suits; 2.5.1 Construction; 2.5.2 Hood and suits; 2.5.3 Power pack; 2.5.4 Performance requirement; 2.5.5 Marking; 2.5.6 Gas respirators, canister type; 2.6 Gas respirators, cartridge type; 2.6.1 Design and construction; 2.6.2 Tests and certification; 2.7 Combination respirators
Oil and gas companies are repeatedly cited by regulatory organizations for poor training and maintenance on providing personal protective equipment to their refinery workers. Managers of refinery and petrochemical plants are responsible for instructing their workers with the types of equipment available, how to properly wear the equipment, how to properly care and maintain the equipment, and, most importantly, it's their responsibility to enforce these regulations and safety requirements. While there are many reference materials on the subject, most are too broad to apply directly to the unique and highly volatile atmosphere of an oil and gas operation. Personnel Protection and Safety Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industries answers the call for safety managers onsite as well as workers to understand all the safety equipment available specifically for the energy sector. Condensed into one convenient reference location, this training guide is designed to inform on several types of personnel protective clothing, firefighting protective clothing, respiratory protective devises available as well as many other types of protective equipment, including fall protection and vehicle safety belts and harnesses. Industry-specific examples, multiple illustrations, and a glossary of terms make Personnel Protection and Safety Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industries a must-have on every oil and gas operation. * Know recommended US and international protective safety equipment regulations* Learn the types, classes, and materials of safety and protective equipment specific to the oil and gas industry* Gain knowledge on how to select, test, maintain, and store protective equipment properly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128028148 20160619
Book
1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
  • Front Cover; Personnel Protection and Safety Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industries; Copyright Page; Contents; Biography; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Breathing apparatus for personnel safety and protection; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Minimal acceptable program; 1.1.2 Medical limitations; 1.1.3 Communication; 1.1.4 Use of unapproved respiratory protective devices; 1.2 Selection of respiratory protective equipment; 1.3 Severity and location of the hazard; 1.3.1 Nature of the hazard; 1.3.2 Storage; 1.4 Special considerations; 1.4.1 Corrective lenses with full facepieces
  • 1.4.2 Eyewear with half-mask facepiece1.5 Classification of respiratory protective equipment; 1.5.1 By purifying the air breathed; 1.5.2 By supplying air or oxygen from an uncontaminated source; 1.5.3 Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); 1.5.4 Open-circuit escape BA; 1.5.5 Closed-circuit escape breathing apparatus; 1.6 Fresh-air hose and compressed air-line breathing apparatus; 1.6.1 General requirements; 1.6.2 Compressed-air-line apparatus (Demand-Valve Type); 1.6.3 Resistance to breathing; 1.6.4 Requirements for fresh-air hose apparatus
  • 1.6.5 Requirements for compressed-air-line apparatus1.6.6 High-efficiency dust respirators; 1.7 Positive-pressure, powered dust respirators; 1.7.1 Design; 1.7.2 Power pack; 1.8 Respirators for protection against harmful dust and gas; 1.9 Dust respirators; 1.9.1 Design; 1.10 Gas respirators, canister type; 1.10.1 Design; 1.10.2 Canisters; 1.11 Gas respirators, cartridge type; 1.11.1 Design; 1.12 Positive-pressure, powered dust hoods and suits; 1.12.1 Design; 1.12.2 Hood and suit; 1.12.3 Power pack; 1.13 Underwater breathing apparatus; 1.13.1 Cylinders
  • 1.13.2 Compressed air for human respiration1.14 Ventilatory resuscitators; 1.14.1 Classification; 1.14.2 Physical requirements; 1.14.3 Gas-Powered resuscitators; 1.14.4 Gas supply; 1.15 Nominal protection factor; 2 Masks and respiratory equipment materials; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Masks and respiratory equipment (Breathing apparatus); 2.2.1 Classification of respiratory equipment; 2.2.2 Classification of environment; 2.2.3 Classification of respiratory protective devices (see Figure 2.2); 2.2.4 Breathing apparatus; 2.3 Selection of breathing apparatus; 2.4 Respirators for dusts and gases
  • 2.4.1 Filtering facepiece dust respirators2.4.2 High-efficiency dust respirators; 2.4.3 Positive-pressure dust respirators; 2.4.4 Filters; 2.4.5 Harness; 2.4.6 Connecting fittings; 2.4.7 Performance requirement; 2.4.8 Marking; 2.5 Positive-pressure, powered dust hood and suits; 2.5.1 Construction; 2.5.2 Hood and suits; 2.5.3 Power pack; 2.5.4 Performance requirement; 2.5.5 Marking; 2.5.6 Gas respirators, canister type; 2.6 Gas respirators, cartridge type; 2.6.1 Design and construction; 2.6.2 Tests and certification; 2.7 Combination respirators
Oil and gas companies are repeatedly cited by regulatory organizations for poor training and maintenance on providing personal protective equipment to their refinery workers. Managers of refinery and petrochemical plants are responsible for instructing their workers with the types of equipment available, how to properly wear the equipment, how to properly care and maintain the equipment, and, most importantly, it's their responsibility to enforce these regulations and safety requirements. While there are many reference materials on the subject, most are too broad to apply directly to the unique and highly volatile atmosphere of an oil and gas operation. Personnel Protection and Safety Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industries answers the call for safety managers onsite as well as workers to understand all the safety equipment available specifically for the energy sector. Condensed into one convenient reference location, this training guide is designed to inform on several types of personnel protective clothing, firefighting protective clothing, respiratory protective devises available as well as many other types of protective equipment, including fall protection and vehicle safety belts and harnesses. Industry-specific examples, multiple illustrations, and a glossary of terms make Personnel Protection and Safety Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industries a must-have on every oil and gas operation. * Know recommended US and international protective safety equipment regulations* Learn the types, classes, and materials of safety and protective equipment specific to the oil and gas industry* Gain knowledge on how to select, test, maintain, and store protective equipment properly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128028148 20160619
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about how and when to use protective gowns.
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about how to don personal protective equipment (PPE).
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about how to remove personal protective equipment (PPE).
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about a personal protective equipment (PPE) overview and guidelines.
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about types of protective gloves and when to use them.
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about when and how to use faceshields and protective eyewear.
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This video, produced by Medcom, is about when to use face masks and respirators.
Video
1 online resource (1 minutes) Digital: data file.
This video, produced by Medcom, is about how and when to don personal protective equipment (PPE).
Video
1 online resource (2 minutes) Digital: data file.
This video, produced by Medcom, is about how and when to remove personal protective equipment (PPE).
Video
1 online resource (2 minutes) Digital: data file.
This video, produced by Medcom, is about using protective gloves.
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1 online resource (1 minutes) Digital: data file.
This video, produced by Medcom, is about using protective gowns.
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This video provides an invaluable resource designed to enhance a greater scientific understanding concerning the performance of soldiers. It focuses on the fundamental premise that soldiers are the center of warfighting capability and the human service member is the prime resource and key enabler of all warfighting systems.
Book
1 online resource (xxvi, 472 pages) : illustrations.
  • Cover; Protective Clothing: Managing Thermal Stress; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles; Introduction; References; Dedication; Part I:Types of protective clothing and their requirements; 1:Cold-protective clothing: types, design and standards; 1.1 Introduction: types of cold-protective clothing; 1.2 Human responses to cold; 1.3 Requirements of cold-protective clothing; 1.4 Design of clothing to protect wearers from the cold; 1.5 Examples and applications of cold-protective clothing; 1.6 Standards and testing for cold-protective clothing.
  • 1.7 Conclusions: key challenges in managing thermal stress in the cold1.8 Future trends; 1.9 Source of further information and advice; 1.10 References; 2:Cold-water immersion suits; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Maintenance, fit and sizing of immersion suits; 2.3 Thermal ratings for immersion suits; 2.4 Managing thermal protection/stress associated with cold water: the problem of water ingress; 2.5 Assessing the performance of immersion suits in resisting water ingress; 2.6 Protecting airways and hands; 2.7 Active heating systems for immersion suits.
  • 2.8 Effect of environmental factors and flotation position on performance of immersion suits2.9 Conclusions and recommendations; 2.10 References; 3: Clothing for protection against heat and flames; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Types of clothing for protection against heat and flames; 3.3 The human response to heat; 3.4 Requirements for heatand flame-protective clothing; 3.5 Challenges in managing thermal stress; 3.6 Design of clothing for protection against heat and flames; 3.7 Future trends; 3.8 Conclusions; 3.9 References; 4:Clothing for protection against hot-liquid splash and steam hazards.
  • 4.1 Introduction4.2 Requirements of clothing for protection against hot-liquid splash and steam hazards; 4.3 Assessment methods and standards; 4.4 Examples and applications of protective materials; 4.5 Thermal stored energy and its contribution to burn injury; 4.6 Conclusions and future trends; 4.7 References; 5:Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protective clothing; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Types of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats; 5.3 Personal protective equipment for specific routes of exposure; 5.4 Respiratory protection.
  • 5.5 Total body protection5.6 Standard test methods for evaluating chemical-protective materials; 5.7 Standard test methods for evaluating whole CBRN ensembles; 5.8 Impact of wearing CBRN protective clothing; 5.9 Conclusions and future trends; 5.10 Sources of further information and advice; 5.11 References; 6:Ballistic-protective clothing and body armour; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 UK military ballistic-protective clothing; 6.3 Environmental operating conditions; 6.4 Test methods; 6.5 Thermophysiological aspects; 6.6 Conclusions and future trends; 6.7 References.
Protective clothing protects wearers from hostile environments, including extremes of heat and cold. Whilst some types of protective clothing may be designed primarily for non-thermal hazards (e.g. biological hazards), a key challenge in all protective clothing remains wearer comfort and the management of thermal stress (i.e. excessive heat or cold). This book reviews key types of protective clothing, technologies for heating and cooling and, finally, modeling aspects of thermal stress and strain. Explores different types of protective clothing, their uses and their requirements, with an emphas.
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  • Preface vii Acknowledgments ix SECTION I Introduction to the Quick Selection Process 1 How to Use This Guide 1 SECTION II Selection and Use of Chemical Protective Clothing 5 Chemical Resistance of Protective Clothing What Does It Mean and How to Evaluate It 5 Standards and Requirements Related to CPCs 10 The Selection Process 15 Correct Use, Care, Maintenance, and Disposability of CPCs 25 Create Your Own Checklist 28 SECTION III Chemical Index 31 Chemical Class Numbers 31 Chemical Names 32 Synonyms 32 Chemical Abstract Service Number CAS # 32 Risk Codes 33 Chemical Warfare Agents 35 SECTION IV Selection Recommendations 111 Color Codes Used in the Tables 111 Introduction to the Trade Name Table 113 Important Notes 117 Barriers Related to the Master Chemical Resistance Table 129 Important Notes Related to the Master Chemical Resistance Table 131 SECTION V Glossary 231 SECTION VI Standards for Chemical Protective Clothing 249 ASTM Standards (http://www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F23.htm) 249 NFPA Standards (http://www.nfpa.org) 252 EN Standards (http://www.cen.eu) 253 ISO Standards (http://www.iso.org) 255 SECTION VII Manufacturers of Chemical Protective Clothing 257.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118567708 20160618
Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing provides the reader with the latest information on Selection, Care and Use of Chemical Protective garments and gloves. Topics in the widely-used reference guide include Selection and Use of Chemical Protective Clothing, Chemical Index, Selection Recommendations, Glossary, Standards for Chemical Protective Clothing, Manufactures of Chemical Protective Clothing and European requirements for chemical resistant gloves. The key feature of the book is the color-coded selection recommendations. The red, yellow or green indications are highly appreciated by the users. This sixth edition of the Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing has been updated, to include approximately 1,000 chemicals/chemical brands or mixture of chemicals more than twice the information provided in the original edition. The performance of 9 generic materials and 32 proprietary barriers are compared against the 21 standard test chemicals listed in ASTM F1001. The color-coded recommendations against the broader list of materials now contain 27 representative barrier materials. This best selling pocket guide is the an essential field source for HazMat teams, spill responder, safety professionals, chemists and chemical engineers, industrial hygienists, supervisors, purchase agents, salespeople and other users of chemical protective clothing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118567708 20160618
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