Accession Number:

AD0903565

Title:

Evaluation of Candidate Materials for Fire Fighter's Proximity Suits

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jan 1971,30 Sep 1971

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States

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Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Lightweight protective fabrics are needed for incorporation into fire fighters proximity suits to provide protection, comfort, and increased mobility to the wearer while fighting liquid fuel JP-4 FIRES. Candidate materials which are commercially available are evaluated on the basis of protection from radiant heating exposures and for flammability and mechanical properties. Novatex and Fypro shell fabrics in combination with a neoprene water barrier and a Nomex needle punch felt will provide a high degree of protection and increased comfort and mobility for wearers while fighting liquid fuel fires.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE