Many consumers may think that flame retardant materials or products are not supposed to burn, this is a misconception.
Flame retardant and combustion are not necessarily related, flame retardant materials will also burn, it is not wearing flame-retardant clothing can avoid injury.
To better understand the role of flame retardant clothing, let’s start with the three elements of combustion.
What are the three elements of combustion?
Oxygen, heat, and fuel are frequently referred to as the “fire triangle.” When all 3 elements of the triangle combine in the right proportions, a fire occurs. flame retardant materials and products are the same.
What is flame retardant?
Flame retardants refer to a variety of substances that are added to combustible materials to prevent fires from starting or to slow the spread of fire and provide additional escape time.
In fact, flame retardance is slowing down the propagation of fire, or self-extinguishing after catching fire, not burning at all.
The purpose of using the flame-resistant material is to prevent and delay the materials to be caught fire and won’t extend the scale of the burning.
It should be kept in mind that FR materials do not completely eradicate your chances of catching fire or getting injured. However, they do reduce the risk that workers might have been at if they were wearing ordinary clothes while they work in a hazardous environment.
How do flame retardant clothes work?
Flame retardant clothing is broadly classified into two types: non-permanent flame retardant and permanent flame retardant
Permanent flame retardant is easy to understand, with the burning of the material made of clothing, the material itself is non-combustible, and suitable for making clothes.
Non-permanent flame retardant is more complicated, in general, knitted materials are soaked in flame retardant chemicals and then made into clothes, some are cotton, some are special materials that can stop the degree of combustion. which is also divided into A-class, B-class, etc., so be careful when choosing according to needs to choose.
When you read above, you will have questions like:” Why should we use the flame resistant clothing if they will be buried”. of course, we need them. It should be kept in mind that FR materials do not completely eradicate your chances of catching fire or getting injured. However, they do reduce the risk that workers might have been at if they were wearing ordinary clothes while they work in a hazardous environment.