|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Wolfgang Schneider
||Testing PPE for Molten Aluminum Splash Resistance
||John Zeh, J.T. Major, Jason Sparks
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Understanding the performance of aluminum cast house PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is vitally important for employee safety. The ASTM F955 standard describes the testing of flat sections of PPE fabric and is the basis of this testing. This paper will show that wash cycles affect the performance of some articles of PPE. Vinex fabric was tested as new, washed and dried numerous times with and without fabric softener. Vinex that was heavily washed performed better than new Vinex. The performance of damp Vinex and dry Vinex over a damp undershirt was also tested. A test was developed to evaluate curved fabrics such as the fingers of gloves. The fabrics tested include Vinex, Zirpro wool and cotton.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume