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What is Fire Resistant Clothing?


Fire Resistant Clothing is often referred to as FR Clothing, FR's or FRC's. This type of clothing is required for all oil & gas sites as well as for electrical workers. The intent is to protect workers from Arc Flash and Flash Fire. These garments are not intended to be "fire proof". They are resistant to fire, in particular they resist igniting and continuing to burn after the heat source has expired. In the case of Arc Flash and Flash Fires these are extreme heat events lasting 2-5 seconds, which if exposed you would be injured in severity depending upon your proximity to the source of the fire. What can ensure death for workers is when their clothing ignites and continues to burn after the heat event has passed. Clothing that catch on fire and continue to burn is like being cooked alive. 

 

Our History with Fire Resistant Clothing


We first began stocking FR Clothing back in the 90's for workers traveling to the Shell Refinery in Houston. We would only carry one material, Nomex, and one color, royal blue. At the time the only Nomex, a patented product made by DuPont. There were cotton alternatives, but the fire retardant spray was only good for one wash similar to a mosquito spray you might put on clothes before going in the woods. For this reason we never carried cotton FR clothing.

In 2009 the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) published a letter stating that facilities needed to conduct a review of the dangers of arc flash and flash fire for their employees and take necessary steps to remediate that threat, including FRC's if necessary. The oil & gas industry as a whole reacted in a knee jerk fashion, applying the requirement for FR Clothing across the board to all facility workers. This meant a hotshot driver dropping off a delivery at the guard shack had to have at least a pair of FR coveralls on hand to get on the facility for 5 seconds.

In 2009 was also the year that we launched our revamped website and we saw a huge call for FR Clothing. We were shocked and as we learned more and more about our customer’s needs we expanded inventory levels, brought in new colors, and went beyond coveralls to include shirts and pants. As this emerging market came about there was also a revolution in the materials available as cotton mills were learning to embed the FR properties of Nomex into spools of cotton. This new product development meant that the cotton garments retained their FR properties for over 500 washes. This is far in excess of the lifespan of average uniform garments. This also provided an alternative to the diminishing availability of the Nomex product line.

Today we carry various styles of knit shirts, jackets, denim jeans, and button down shirts in various fabrics mixes that are all Fire Resistant. We still have a wide selection of coveralls to this day, with some coming already with FR reflective tape for workers in the offshore oil & gas industry.

 

 

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Ariat Clothing: Mens FR Henley Shirt

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Boot Cut Jeans

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$85.00

Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Button Blue Stripe Shirt

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$70.00

Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Button Gray Shirt

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Button Multi Tioga Shirt

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Button Red Tioga Shirt

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Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Button Tioga Shirt

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Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Snap Brown Shirt

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Men's FR Straight Leg Jeans

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$85.00

Ariat Clothing: Mens FR Crew Shirt

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Mens FR Henley Shirt - Silver Fox

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Mens FR Polartec Henley Shirt

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$75.00

Ariat Clothing: Mens FR Polartec Power stretch Jacket

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$300.00

Ariat Clothing: Mens Gray Polartec FR Sweatshirt Hoodie

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$230.00

Ariat Clothing: Women's Blue Quartz Mid Rise Stretch Boot Cut FR

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$90.00

Ariat Clothing: Women's FR midrise Stretch Jeans

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$90.00

Ariat Clothing: Women's FR Polartec Power stretch Jacket

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$300.00

Ariat Clothing: Women's FR Polartec Powerdry Shirt

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$100.00

Big Bill Clothing: Mens FR Polartec Power stretch Jacket

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Located at the Hempstead location

$130.00

Bulwark Clothing: Women's Light Blue Button up Shirt

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$75.00
Last Updated: Sunday, 20 August 2017 15:28