STP989: Setting Standards for the Resistance of Clothing to Molten Metal Splashes

    Proctor, TD
    Principal scientific officer and high scientific officer, Health and Safety Executive, Research and Laboratory Services Division, Safety Engineering Laboratory, Sheffield,

    Thompson, H
    Principal scientific officer and high scientific officer, Health and Safety Executive, Research and Laboratory Services Division, Safety Engineering Laboratory, Sheffield,

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    Comparisons are reported between two laboratory methods for assessing the resistance of clothing materials to splashes of molten substances. The methods, ISO DIS 9185:1986 and a modification using calorimeters, were found to rank materials in broadly the same way. The results, including the performance of clothing in industry, have shown that heat transfer occurs due to adhesion of molten substances to clothing and penetration of molten substances through clothing. Information is given on the extent of adhesion of molten iron, copper, brass, aluminum, slag, and the electrolyte used in aluminum smelting, to commonly found clothing materials in order to aid selection for specific uses. The structure of wool melton cloths to provide protection against molten iron, copper, and brass is considered.

    Keywords:

    protective clothing, hazards, molten metals, wool, cotton, leather, aluminized fabrics, laboratory test methods


    Paper ID: STP26281S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26281S


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