Flame Resistant

NFPA 2112: Who Knows It Best, Inside And Out

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for Flame-Resistant (FR) clothing—better known as NFPA 2112—specifies performance requirements and test methods for flame resistant clothing and fabrics.  If you’re looking for information and resources on NFPA 2112, a few excellent resources are highlighted below.

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but the Model Apparel blog has a collection of informational articles on NFPA 2112, as well as a downloadable guide to FR uniforms. Here are a few links to get you started:

Another source of information on NFPA 2112 is ArcWear, an arc flash testing firm for Personal Protective Equipment, fall protection and arc flash clothing. After all, who would know the standard better than the people who have to test FR fabrics, material and clothing against it? Besides performing studies and writing technical papers related to FR fabrics, the ArcWear blog includes several articles related to NFPA 2112. Here are links to just a few:

Finally, the best source of information on NFPA 2112 is to read the standard itself. A free access version of the standard can be accessed here after providing some basic information. (A printed copy of the standard will cost you $49.00).


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