First-ever NFPA 2112 certified outerwear unveiled
Utilities workers and electricians finally have an answer to cold weather flash fire hazards
National Safety Apparel has released its newest innovation, outerwear UL Certified to the NFPA 2112 standard for flash fire resistance.
These brand new garments are a spin on the popular Explorer Series™ parka, jacket, and bib overall released in the fall of 2012. The flash fire version features a water repellent UltraSoft® duck outer shell with a new specialized quilted liner. This combination of materials is the first in the industry to meet the qualifications for UL 2112 certification.
The Cleveland-based manufacturer’s research and design team spent many hours creating a design that would pass the rigorous flash fire test while offering a high arc flash rating (47 cal/cm² - HRC 4). These garments must be able to defend against both arc flash and a sudden, rapidly-spreading burst of flames caused by the ignition of a flammable substance such as combustible gas, fumes, or dust.
About National Safety Apparel:
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, National Safety Apparel (NSA) is a leading USA manufacturer of protective apparel for the industrial safety worker. Using the latest fabrics and technologies, NSA regularly introduces new and innovative products to enhance the safety apparel experience for workers. For over 75 years, workers across the country have relied on NSA’s safety apparel, including the company’s latest new product line, FR Control 2.0 – the first FR base layer that actively regulates body temperature in all heat stress applications.