Tranemo Skinsafe™ is the name of our multi-layer system designed to protect against flame, heat and Electric Arc injuries. Starting at skin level, Tranemo has taken a human-centric approach to design, putting the individual at the focus of protection. The use of multiple thin layers instead of one thick layer, offers the wearer Flame Retardant protective clothing that is lightweight and gives a better freedom of movement. This allows the wearer to work more effectively and for longer periods.
THE MULTI-LAYER PROTECTION SYSTEM
LAYER 1 – SKIN PROTECTION
In the event of an accident, wearing the wrong underwear can lead to the fabric burning and melting onto your skin. To protect against this, our Flame Retardant underwear offer the following benefits:
- Inherent Flame Retardant safety
- Soft and comfortable
- Does not give bad odour
LAYER 2 – INSULATION
An insulating mid-layer should be worn to increase comfort during the colder months of the year. This layer creates a distance between layer 1 and 3 which insulates against heat as well as low temperatures.
LAYER 3 – SHIELD
The primary function of any outer layer must be protection – however, to be worn every day, these garments should also fit the body snugly and offer comfort, freedom of movement and meet practical needs such as storage.
The air gaps between the layers of the Tranemo Skinsafe™ system have a low conductivity which increases the ability to block heat, insulate against cold and provide extra safety in demanding work situations.
TRANEMO SKINSAFE™ SYSTEM
When combining different garments together, the level of protection increases. Tranemo highly recommend using two or more layers of protective clothing to keep you warm and safe. Moving forward Tranemo will re-test all Tranemo Skinsafe™ systems according to the new test method IEC 61482-1-1, including ELIM and new ATPV/EBT values.
TWO LAYER SYSTEM
When working in demanding indoor environments you could achieve adequate protection with a Tranemo Skinsafe™ two layer system. The garment combinations are soft and lightweight and gives the user good comfort to ensure work efficiency.
Use the layer-by-layer principle when using the Inherent Flame Retardant shell garments. Several layers block the heat, isolate and increase the Flame protection. The shell garments have taped seams and are wind and waterproof according to EN 343 - at the same time they offer good breathability to increase wearer comfort.
A three layer system is a common and safe combination for steelworks and other heavy industries where the wearer is exposed to high levels of energy and heat. In these scenarios, protection against heat transfer and Electric Arc is vital. Cantex Inherent Flame Retardant characteristics represent your best defence against these.
Tera TX is a very popular layering choice in the power industry and for other outdoor jobs. When Tera TX is combined with one or more layers of other Flame Retardant garments, a system that reaches a higher level of protection is created. The system is also suitable for working outside at changing levels of intensity and temperature.