Nonflammable PBI Fabrics for Prototype Air Force Flight Suits
Technical rept. Aug 1969-Mar 1970
AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Candidate flight suit fabrics have been evaluated along with current Air Force issue flight suit fabrics for personnel protection in simulated aircraft accident fires. Mannequins clothed in the various coverall fabrics were examined for average percent body area burned where second degree or worse burns occurred. Use of cotton and fire retardant treated cotton flight suits resulted in an average of greater than 60 percent body area burned. Nomex coveralls resulted in greater than 30 percent average body area burned. Polybenzimidazole PBI resulted on the average, less than ten percent body area being burned.
- Protective Equipment