November 21, 2011
A new line of industrial heat-resistant blankets has been introduced by Torch Wear. The blankets are designed to protect workers from severe heat injuries from molten metal splash, metal cutting, welding, arc flash, and exposure to intense heat. This personal protective equipment has applications in the nuclear, automotive, heat-treating, military, primary metals, foundry, and metal fabrication industries.
Torch Wear® Ultimate Blankets are made with patented CarbonX® flame-resistant fabric, which carbonizes and expands when exposed to heat or flame, reducing the oxygen content within the fabric. According to the manufacturer, the fabric will not char, shrink, or burn when exposed to heat and flame.
Made of a combination of oxidized polyacrylonitrile fiber and strengthening agent, the fabric provides two layers of CarbonX protection and one layer of Twaron® aramid fiber to provide abrasion resistance.
The blankets also offer protection from electrical arc explosion (arc flash). When used for arc suppression, they can provide a barrier from peripheral arcs and have been rated to more than 100 cal./cm2, NFPA 70E.
Blankets are available with or without grommets and in four sizes: 5 by 5 ft., 5 by 6 ft., 6 by 6 ft., and 8 by 8 ft.