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Fire Retardant Cotton versus Nomex

Home Forums Coking Operations Cutting, Drilling, Unheading Unheading Fire Retardant Cotton versus Nomex

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  • #4360

    Gary Bussell
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    Does anyone have information on Nomex versus Fire Retardant Cotton providing protection during steam or hot water exposures? Our operators feel the cotton material would provide greater protection during the possibility of these type of incidents.

  • #7824

    Mitchell Moloney
    Participant

    We at ExxonMobil require neoprene suits if there is a risk of hot water exposure. It is uncomfortable in the summer, but it protects against burns for the short time that the deheading work must be done.

  • #7823

    coker squirrel
    Participant

    For the best protection, use FRC Sickers. We use Nomex coveralls along with FRC Slickers over that for unheading the bottom head. It is a little hot for the unheading process but it really doesn’t take that long.

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