Rain? Wind? Fire? There’s a jacket for that

December 1st, 2016 / By: / Projects

Protective outerwear keeps oil and gas workers safe and dry when the weather turns nasty. Photo: W. L. Gore & Associates.
Protective outerwear keeps oil and gas workers safe and dry when the weather turns nasty. Photo: W. L. Gore & Associates.

Oil and gas industrial workers need to withstand foul weather conditions on the job on top of dangers from fire exposure. The right outdoor gear is critical to safety and productivity.

A new generation of flame-resistant foul-weather outerwear can help. Created by Newark, Del.-based W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., Gore® FR apparel is designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of oil and gas workers.

The outerwear features a jacket, bib and detachable hood combination featuring Gore-Tex Pyrad® fabric to offer protection from incidental flame exposure and weather protection across a wide range of environmental conditions, while offering moisture management to improve comfort and safety. Durable, lightweight two-layer ePTFE membrane construction also helps protect workers from exposure to hot liquids, steam common oilfield contaminants, and allows for easy care and cleaning.

Gore FR Apparel complies to ASTM F2733-09 and ASTM F1891-12 for flame-resistant rainwear and adds retro-reflective properties that meet or exceed ANSI/ISEA 107-15 Class O, Type 1 and CSA Z96-15, Class 1, Level 2 for high-visibility safety apparel and accessories.

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