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Though there might be a debate over how often to wash FR clothing, it is impossible to avoid entirely. Like any other garment, FR clothing will get soiled and need to be washed. While washing your regular clothes improperly might cause them to shrink or become discolored, using the wrong detergent with your FR garments can neutralize its flame-resistant properties, which can put your life and bodily integrity at risk. Whether you can wash your FR garments using regular detergent really depends on what ingredients are found in your detergent that you’re using. Green Detergent: One rule of the thumb is...

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First step in protecting yourself from arc flash and flash fire hazards on the job is wearing flame resistant (FR) clothing. However, if you’re not wearing your FR properly, you could be leaving yourself at risk for serious injuries. In fact, there are some cases in which wearing your FR clothing improperly could be just as dangerous as not wearing any at all. It is important to follow your company’s guidelines for how to wear your uniform. Ideally, these guidelines should require that your uniform clothing is: FR clothing shouldn't be baggy, but it also shouldn't be overly fitted or...

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Whether you hit the offshore hard or stay in no man's land, this new Knox FR Black Pearl Edition will surely hook-up your look! We announce the product prototype and design two weeks ago and we got an unbelievable response from our customers! A lot of you guys asking us to accept pre-order and we should. Soon! In the next few weeks this design will come to life and be available for purchase. With same reliability and durability that Knox FRC is known for, the Black Pearl will carry it with pride as well. Performance that stands up to hazardous conditions....

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When it comes to FR clothing, the rule of thumb is that a looser fit offers more protection. When a garment is looser, there is an added layer of air between you and the garment, providing extra insulation against the heat or flames that you may encounter while wearing the clothing. If you wear skintight flame-resistant garments, the flames will be almost directly up against your skin. Even with the clothing as a protective layer, it’s safer to allow this air cushion between your skin and the fabric. However, you should not take this as an invitation to buy the...

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Knox flame-resistant clothing is designed to automatically extinguish when exposed to flames. Clothing will not cause burns due to exposure to flames. That is, the dough does not melt or drip. Arc protective clothing can protect against arc hazards that exceed basic flame retardancy. Due to the continuous development and update of industrial safety regulations and voluntary performance standards, the use and availability of flame-retardant (FR) clothing have become more and common. NFPA 70E is a good example. It is a national consensus standard that establishes safety guidelines for workers with electrical hazards. 70E has changed many businesses and facilities,...

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