The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization working to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA has developed, published, and disseminated more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
NFPA 2112 and its companion document for garment manufacturers, NFPA 2113, are the first Standards developed for industrial flash fire protective garments in the United States.
About NFPA 2112
NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire provides the minimum design, performance, certification requirements, and test methods for Flame Resistant garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires—such as those where flammable gases or vapors, or combustible dusts might be present. Note that clothing worn by emergency responders is not covered by NFPA 2112. All Armorex FR® garments are UL® Classified to meet the NFPA 2112 standard.
Purchase the 2012 edition of NFPA 2112.
About Flash Fires
A flash fire occurs when concentrated fuels become mixed with enough oxygen to cause combustion, which results in a sudden, unexpected ignition. Flash fires usually last for a relatively short period of time—less than 3 seconds—but may cause severe burns to exposed skin. Industries prone to flash fires include oil and gas refineries, oil and gas extraction and pipeline services, gas utility services, petrochemical plants, mining operations, and metal or glass foundries.
Protect Workers with Armorex FR® Garments
UniFirst manufactures its own line of protective clothing called Armorex FR®, available in the following protective fabrics: UltraSoft®, Tecasafe® Plus, CXP ("Next Generation" Nomex®), and Nomex®. And because we build in only the best features and benefits that our customers demand, Armorex FR® offers maximum protection, superior comfort, and the best value for your investment. In addition to our Armorex FR® line, we also offer FR apparel options from other top brand names like Bulwark®, Workrite®, and Carhartt®.