DuPont has announced the launch of Thermo-Hand, a burn evaluation unit designed to demonstrate the heat and flame protection performance of emerging glove options against the updated NFPA standard. Thermo-Hand simulates a full-scale flash fire exposure and was created to help industrial workers understand the options available for hand protection.
In recent years, the NFPA updated two standards, NFPA 2112 and 2113. These standards include glove specifications for industrial flash fire protection, minimum performance criteria and testing guidelines for FR garments, and provide hand protection guidance for oil & gas and chemical industries to help minimise safety risks. The burn evaluation unit helps provide a visual aid to understand the flame risks and corresponding levels of thermal hand performance and protection available via demos in controlled burn situations. In addition, the product provides a means to educate industrial workers on the durability, heat and flame resistance of hand protection solutions.
“The Thermo-Hand unit provides a new, highly innovative means of evaluating hand protection options, and seeing the levels of thermal performance in action. This is yet another way we’re demonstrating our long-standing commitment to helping industrial workers get the job done safely, whether it’s through our wide range of PPE options or via our state-of-the-art testing demos,” said David Domnisch, Global Business Leader, DuPont Personal Protection.