What are the types of protective clothing?

12 Jan 2019 | Email Us |

In modern industrial environments, workers often encounter flames, high temperatures, molten metals, corrosive chemicals, low temperatures, machining, and some special hazards. For these hazards, special protective clothing is required to protect the entire body. Protective clothing is also known as work clothes, divided into special work clothes and general work clothes. It is made of cotton cloth or chemical fiber fabric for general work, and is suitable for general work places without special requirements. Special work clothes are provided with dust-proof and anti-virus clothing, anti-chemical pollution clothing, heat-resistant fire-resistant clothing, radiation protection clothing, and anti-static clothing according to the needs of the working environment.

First, dustproof and anti-virus clothing

Dust-proof and anti-virus suits are all protective overalls.

1. Dust-proof clothing

Suitable for dusting operations, generally consisting of head to shoulder hood or headscarf, top and bottom, cuffs, cuffs and hem tightened, made of breathable fabric with a dense texture and smooth surface.

2. Antivirus suit


Anti-virus suits are available in both sealed and breathable versions. The airtight type is an air-supply protective suit made of anti-penetration material. It consists of a hood and clothes connected up and down. The overall structure is sealed, clean air is fed from the top of the head, and exhaust is provided from the cuffs, pants and other parts. The valve is discharged and a certain positive pressure is maintained in the garment to form a comfortable climate for the wearer. Aspirating protective clothing can effectively protect against the dangers of poisonous gas and dust, and is suitable for places with serious pollution hazards.

Breathable anti-virus is made of special breathable fabric such as fibrous activated carbon. The cuffs and cuffs are tightly closed to protect against certain poisonous and smog hazards, and are suitable for use in places with less pollution.

Second, anti-chemical pollution service

Anti-chemical pollution suits are available in acid-proof and alkali-proof clothing, oil-proof clothing, etc., and there are many types, materials and uses.

1. Rubber acid and alkali resistant clothing

The rubber acid and alkali resistant rubber is made of rubber cloth with a rubber content of more than 60% and added with a stabilizer in the refining process, and the material is gas-tight. Styles include overalls, bibs, anti-dressing, aprons, sleeves, etc. It is suitable for preventing strong acid and alkali corrosion; it is easy to splash and prevent acid and alkali.

2. Plastic overalls

The plastic work is made of polyvinyl chloride film and is airtight. Styles include overalls, anti-dressing, aprons, etc. It is suitable for anti-light acid and alkali corrosion, waterproof, oil-proof, anti-low concentration poisons, high temperature and solvent resistance.

3. Acid-proof silk overalls

The anti-acid silk work is made by chemically treated tussah silk and chemical fiber silk fabric, and the material is breathable. Styles include work clothes, big bangs, etc. It is suitable for acid acid mist corrosion protection, has good acid and gas permeability, and has certain anti-alkali and oil-proof ability.

4. Synthetic workwear

Synthetic fiber overalls are made of synthetic fabrics such as polyester, polypropylene, and chlorin, and are available in overalls and stilettos. It is suitable for operations with low concentration of acid-base corrosion and has poor resistance to permeability.

5. Wool acid suit

The wool is resistant to acid and is made of raw wool. The material has good gas permeability. It is suitable for preventing corrosion of low concentration acid acid mist, has adsorption and penetration ability to acid, and has heat insulation and cold resistance.

6. Oil-proof overalls

Oil-proof overalls are made of vulcanized synthetic rubber. They are made of polyurethane cloth and are made of fluororesin fiber. They are both oil-proof and waterproof. Synthetic rubber oil-proof suits are resistant to organic solvents, polyurethane oil-proof suits are also resistant to organic deepeners, and are available in overalls, bibs and aprons, sleeves, etc.

Third, heat-proof fireproof overalls

The heat-proof overalls are suitable for workplaces with high temperature, high heat and strong radiant heat. The material for making the heat-proof overalls should have the properties of high radiant heat resistance, small thermal conductivity, flame retardancy and high surface reflectance. It is made of materials such as canvas, asbestos and aluminum film.

The white canvas is made of cotton canvas and woven canvas made of natural plant fiber. It has the characteristics of heat insulation, splashing Mars and molten material, easy to bounce, wear resistance, strong tearing strength and good air permeability.

Asbestos is heat-resistant and is made of asbestos cloth containing a small amount of cotton fiber. It has a strong shielding efficiency against radiant heat, but asbestos is harmful to the human body, so be careful not to inhale it during use. Workers working on molten metal often use asbestos leggings and aprons.

The aluminum film cloth heat-proof suit is made of aluminum or aluminized fiber on the base cloth, and is suitable for extremely high temperature operation such as smelting furnace repair and fire rescue. The aluminum film is silvery white, with high reflectivity, and the inner lining is insulated, resistant to aging and fire, but poor in gas permeability.

Fourth, other special work clothes

1. Anti-plug suit

The cold-proof suit has good heat preservation property, small thermal conductivity, high heat absorption efficiency on the outer surface, and generally uses natural plants, animal fur down or chemical fiber as a filler. Ordinary cotton and leather winter clothes have good heat preservation performance, while chemical fiber cold clothes are light in weight and are popular among outdoor workers.

2. Waterproof suit

Waterproof clothing has a tape raincoat, made of waterproof tape, glued with neoprene, divided into single-sided tape, raincoat, poncho and so on. It is suitable for spraying water and rainy days; the water jacket is suitable for wading operations such as sewers, culverts and aquatic fishing; the aquatic clothes are resistant to sea water and sun, suitable for aquatic fishing, breeding and processing.

3. Radiation suit

Radiation protection suits are divided into anti-radiation suits and anti-radiation suits.

(1) Radiation protection suits are used for personnel exposed to radioactive work to protect against the hazards of external and radioactive dust pollution. According to the nature and dose of radiation, there are the following:

1 White cloth protection is made by using bleached fine cloth. It is the basic protective clothing that enters the radioactive work area. It has the characteristics of low radioactive transmittance, low adsorption, air permeability and easy cleaning.

2 Non-woven protective clothing is a one-time wearing garment suitable for use under low energy radiation.

3 Plastic protection Take polyethylene or vinyl chloride film by high frequency welding, it is an additional protective clothing covered in the basic protective cover outside the basic protective clothing, resistant to a certain concentration of acid and alkali and oil, often used for maintenance or rescue, etc. operation.

4 Lead-containing protection is made of lead rubber or plastic, suitable for people exposed to X and γ rays.

(2) The principle of shielding and absorption of anti-microwave clothing, made of metal cloth or metal-plated cloth, attenuating or eliminating the electromagnetic quantity acting on the human body, can prevent the electromagnetic radiation of high-power radar and similar places from being harmful to the human body. Physiological effects.

4. Conductive protective clothing

Conductive protective clothing has anti-static clothing and equipotential pressure equalizing service.

(1) Anti-static clothing is used in the workplace where static electricity is generated, which can eliminate the charging of clothing and human body. One type is made of wire cloth, which has copper wire, aluminum wire, etc. Its function is to form a strong electric field around the conductive fiber when it comes into contact with the charged body, corona discharge occurs, and the static electricity is neutralized. Fine, anti-static effect is super good; another type is made of anti-static agent dipped fiber fabric, such as polyester, polyester cotton cloth.

(2) The equipotential pressure equalizing suit is made of wire and is an essential safety product for high voltage operation. At present, the pressure equalization service is limited to live operation below 220kV. The surface resistivity of the pressure equalization service is not more than 10Ω from head to foot, and the surface oxidation and wire breakage are avoided during use.

5. Other protective clothing

Eye-catching overalls are suitable for people engaged in public utilities, such as police, firefighters, cleaners, etc. In places with heavy traffic, eye-catching overalls can help them avoid dangers such as car accidents. Water life jackets are buoyant life-saving, with foam life jackets, inflatable life jackets, and kapok life jackets. In addition, there are pressurized oxygenated suits and night uniforms.

Fifth, skin protection

In the case of wearing gloves to prevent operation, or other parts such as the face exposed by chemical substances and certain physical factors, such as paint, organic solvents, concentrated drugs, ultraviolet rays, etc., commonly used skin cream to protect the skin and prevent pollution . The cleaning agent is used for dry cleaning to remove dust and dirt from the skin and overalls. The skin cream should be rubbed before the work, and the detergent is usually used after the work is finished.

1. Skin cream

Some chemical poisons not only cause occupational skin diseases, but also can enter the human body through the skin. Skin cream should not damage the skin, cause skin irritation; prevent harmful substances from harming the skin; keep on the skin and easy to clean; comfortable and economical.

Skin care creams are available in many types depending on the protective substances. For example, there are water-soluble irritants, fat-soluble irritants, oil-soluble irritants, anti-asphalt, anti-organic solvents, paints, and gels. There are anti-graphite, epoxy resin, etc., must be used in symptomatic use.

2. detergent

In order to clean harmful substances such as dust and dust contaminated on the skin or overalls, the detergent should be easily soluble in water and can be cleaned without damaging the skin and fabric. In addition to the general formula, detergents should also be degreased, in addition to organic substances such as pin-based benzene, in addition to radioactive substances and other special pollution formulations.

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