Flame Resistant Frequently Asked Questions
Flame Resistant Ratings & Category Levels
What is meant by the term FR (Flame Resistant)?
What is Hazard Risk Category Level?
What is an ARC rating?
What is ATPV? EBT?
How do I find the correct ARC rating that I need?
What is NFPA 2112?
NFPA® - National Fire Protection Association, known as NFPA, was established in 1896, it's mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA® is the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA® develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. For more info visit www.nfpa.org.
NFPA® 2112 Compliant - Bulwark Products marked as NFPA® 2112 Compliant are Certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or other independent third party laboratories to meet the requirements of NFPA® 2112 Standard on Flame Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, 2012 Edition.
NFPA & 70E Are Resistered Trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Who decides the minimum FR standards needed for my job?
How do I choose the correct Flame Resistant garments?
What key points should I consider when choosing FR garments ?
Flame Resistant Protective Apparel
Who needs FR clothing?
Is there a need for flame resistant
How do normal fabrics react to ignition?
How do FR fabrics react to ignition?
Do FR garments prevent burn injury?
What type undergarments should be worn?
Is 100% untreated cotton fabric “flame resistant”?
Flame Resistant Fabric
What is meant by the "Life of the Garment"?
What is meant by Ammonia Cure and Heat Cure?
What is the best FR fiber or fabric?
What FR fabrics does Bulwark use for its FR work apparel?
Durable FR Cotton Blends 88% Cotton /12% Nylon
Effect of Acids and Alkalis
Effect of Bleaches and Solvents
What garments are offered by Bulwark?
Laundry & Repair
Proper cleaning and maintenance of any flame-resistant garment is essential to remove potentially hazardous soils and avoid a build up of materials that could mask performance. This includes flammable soils and greases as well as other contaminants such as build up of hard water ions that can coat fibers with flammable material. ASTM Standard F 1449 Guide for Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermal, and Arc Resistant Clothing is a good general reference for care and maintenance of flame resistant and thermal protective clothing. Always follow garment manufacturer’s care label recommendations and other published instructions or recommendations. Click here to access the latest information on laundering FR on our website
Where can I get information on laundering FR garments?
Can Bleach be used when laundering FR garments?
What if our
cleaning procedures are different from the
manufacturer ’s recommendation?
Are FR garments still effective if contaminated with flammable substances?
What is the best way to repair
Can emblems and embroidery be added
to FR garments?