PETROCHEMICAL

Work that involves chemicals/petrochemicals often requires protective clothing that is certified to EN 13034, EN 1149-5 and EN ISO 11612. It is also important to identify which chemicals the company uses, so that protective clothing can be chosen that is appropriate for the specific chemicals or group of chemicals that are in use.

RISK ASSESSMENT

  • Risk of explosion / ATEX-environment
  • Heat & Flame
  • Splashes of chemicals
  • Traffic accidents (limited)
  • Electric Arc (Industrial Electricians)


RISK EVALUATION

When working within the petrochemical industry, Tranemo recommends garments certified according to EN 13034, EN 1149-5 and EN ISO 11612. The Anti-Static properties of a garment minimise the risk of creating sparks (a source of ignition) which could cause an explosion. Most of the Tranemo fabrics that are certified according to EN 13034 have a treatment that protects against chemicals. It is important to choose the right fabric that passes the risk of the chemical group that is used within a business. These garments need to go through industrial laundry to re-activate and re-impregante the EN 13034 finish.

 

In case of risk of an Electric Arc, you also need garments certified according to IEC 61482-2. High Visibility EN ISO 20471 may also be of needed if there is a risk from moving vehicles or where visibility of employess is important.