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Investigation of Flammability of Protective Clothing System for Firefighters

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Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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TITERA Innovative Technologies, 2212 Šentilj, Slovenia
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Academic Editors: Ivo Grabchev and John T. Kiwi
Materials 2022, 15(7), 2384; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072384
Received: 12 February 2022 / Revised: 13 March 2022 / Accepted: 22 March 2022 / Published: 24 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Materials for Clothing and Textile Engineering)
The main characteristic of clothing for protection against heat and flame is the protection of users from external influences and danger in the conditions of elevated temperatures and exposure to flame, fire, smoke, and water. The paper presents research on the clothing system for protection against heat and flame using a fire manikin and systematically analyses the damage caused after testing. As part of the damage analysis, the existence of microdamage and impurities on the clothing system was determined using a USB Dino-Lite microscope. In addition, the intensities and composition of gaseous decomposition products during the thermogravimetric analysis of samples were investigated. The results of the research using a fire manikin showed that the user of the examined clothing system would not have sustained injuries dangerous to health and life, which confirmed the protective properties. The results of the TG-FTIR indicate that the decomposition of the fabric sample of the modacrylic–cotton fiber mixture takes place in three stages, and the identified gaseous degradation products were H2O, CO2, and CO. View Full-Text
Keywords: protective clothing for firefighters; flame manikin; fire resistant materials; flammability of materials; thermal decomposition protective clothing for firefighters; flame manikin; fire resistant materials; flammability of materials; thermal decomposition
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Hursa Šajatović, A.; Flinčec Grgac, S.; Zavec, D. Investigation of Flammability of Protective Clothing System for Firefighters. Materials 2022, 15, 2384. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072384

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Hursa Šajatović A, Flinčec Grgac S, Zavec D. Investigation of Flammability of Protective Clothing System for Firefighters. Materials. 2022; 15(7):2384. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072384

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Hursa Šajatović, Anica, Sandra Flinčec Grgac, and Daniela Zavec. 2022. "Investigation of Flammability of Protective Clothing System for Firefighters" Materials 15, no. 7: 2384. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072384

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