What is FRC clothing?
Flame-resistant clothing (FRC) refers to clothing that is designed to withstand heat or exposure to flame without combusting or breaking open for the purpose of protecting the wearer from burns. All flame-resistant clothing must not melt when exposed to heat.
What type of clothing should be worn under FRC?
Clothing worn beneath FR clothing and against the skin should be made of FR fabrics or natural fibres that do not melt. Appropriate natural fibres include wool, silk, and cotton. To retain the clothing’s original FR characteristics, it should be cleaned as specified by the manufacturer.
What are FRC clothes made of?
Materials like Nomex, Kevlar, and Modacrylic have excellent flame-resistant qualities and are commonly used to make elements of FR garments. Other fabrics, such as cotton, are naturally resistant to flames and can be treated with specialist chemicals to boost their heat resistance and their protective qualities.
What are FRC shirts?
These fire retardant shirts are the ideal apparel for use in jobs where flash or arc fires are a common concern: such as gas and oil field work, welding, electrical and other various industrial applications. They meet or exceed standards set out by the following safety specification guidelines: OSHA 1910.
How many washes are FR clothing good for?
Most FR garments loses its effectiveness after 25-50 wash cycles. When you buy used gear, you don’t know how well the person washed them, used them, and how many more wash cycles it can take.
Does FR clothing really work?
FR garments are made using fabrics and components that will not melt onto the skin and are non-conductive to ensure they do not contribute to an increase in the extent of a burn injury. FR clothing provides thermal insulation to protect from heat and resists breaking open, which would expose skin to hazards.
Can you use dryer sheets with FR clothing?
You should also avoid using anti-static or wrinkle-free dryer sheets. You should only launder FR clothing with other FR clothing.