Hot Work Operations
Hot work operations apply to all riveting, grinding, welding, flame cutting or other fire or spark-producing operations. These processes typically require special permits and procedures to prevent the ignition of vapors, liquids and solids that may be in or near the work area. E-Glass based Fiberglass and Silica (>95% SiO2) fabrics are the two types of protection fabrics typically used for hot work operations.
Textile fabrication is the manufacturing of high temperature textile parts to provide thermal protection for personal or equipment safety. This consists of thermal protection covers, expansion joints, welding protection blankets, tube seals, and turbo covers to name a few. It is imperative to determine the maximum operating temperature for the end use application so that the appropriate precautions can be taken to design the best textile to meet all thermal and functional criteria. Textile fabricated parts are designed in unlimited sizes and thicknesses.
Because thermal conditions may require intermittent or continuous temperature protection, the exposure temperature and length of time at that particular temperature needs to be taken into consideration when determining the type of textile required to provide optimum thermal protection.