Nomex® Safety for Oil & Gas Industry
In the oil & gas industry, workers face harsh conditions and serious hazards that are far less common in other industries. Hazards like being exposed to fire, explosion, electric arc or harmful chemicals are part of the working environment.
Working conditions and climates may vary. However, there is a commonality for all oil & gas industry workers - they must be prepared for a worst-case scenario.
As the revolutionary DuPont™ Nomex® fiber is inherently heat- and flame-resistant, Nomex® is an ideal choice of FR safety clothing, for the oil and gas industry.
FR clothing made with Nomex® offers proven protection against intense heat and flame, small molten metal splashes and chemical splash. For barrier protection against hazardous chemical penetration, specially designed or laminated Nomex® fabrics with special finishes are available.
And, because the heat and flame resistance is built into the Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed out or worn away.
Reduced cost of ownership
FR clothing made with Nomex® has an average lifetime of up to five times greater than FR-treated cotton garments. So despite the higher initial purchase price for FR clothing made with Nomex®, it results in significantly reduced cost of ownership. On average, the cost per wear of a typical FR garment made with Nomex® is 45% less than its FR-treated cotton counterpart.
Choosing more comfortable FR clothing, made with Nomex®, can help oil & gas companies reduce costs associated with heat-related illnesses and decreased productivity resulting from job stress due to worker discomfort.
FR clothing made with Nomex® features the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection; breathability for reduced heat stress; and the ability to effectively wick away moisture.