The Aluminized Proximity Crash-Rescue Coat/Trouser Ensemble: A Technical Evaluation
Final rept. Oct 1985-Oct 1987
NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
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The Navy Clothing Textile Research Facility NCTRF developed a lightweight, knitted, aluminized Kevlar fabric for fabrication of new fire proximity crash-rescue suits, which provided greater flexibility and comfort to the firefighter in performing his or her duties. The standard suit, fabricated of 100 woven Kevlar, was heavier, stiffer, and much more difficult to move in than the new proximity suit. The new aluminized proximity Kevlar knit crash- rescue APCR coattrouser ensemble then underwent a technical evaluation to show compliance with several development test and evaluation DTE threshold parameters, including flammability, burn injury, and radiant heat penetration. The DTE results demonstrated that the new APCR ensemble consistently met or exceeded the results development test thresholds.
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