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Refinery Chemical Workwear & PPE solutions

Respirex are one of a very small number of PPE manufacturers that can provide a total chemical personal protective equipment solution to refineries. The Respirex range encompasses both reusable and single-use garments and runs the spectrum of protection from daily workwear through to suits for emergency response.

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The Case for Single-Use Gas-Tight Suits

Our latest GTL gas-tight suits provide a range of advantages over more traditional designs and have been widely adopted across the fire service. We take a look at a major metropolitan fire brigade to look at why they made the switch.

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Airprotex AF Case Study

Following problems with delivery lead times and poor communication from their current supplier, a large chemical in Germany approached us at the A+A trade show in Dusseldorf.

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The Benefits of Powered Respirator Suits & Hoods

Powered respirator suits and hoods provide a number of benefits over conventional full and half facemask respirators...

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Coronavirus and the effective sanitisation of Respirex reusable garments

To ensure that Respirex reusable PPE does not pose a risk of infection to the next wearer of the garment, Respirex recommends that, after the normal routine cleaning process, the inside and outside surfaces of the suit (including components such as visors, cuff etc) should be cleaned with a 0.1% sodium hypochlorite solution. Research has suggested (see article) that this will kill the virus in under one minute.

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ATEX and Explosive Atmospheres

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Explosions can cause loss of life, serious injuries as well as significant damage. Preventing the release of such substances as well as preventing sources of ignition are the two main ways of reducing the risk of explosion.

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Respirex Brexit Statement at 31st January 2019

Respirex is fortunate enough to have many valued customers throughout Europe. As the 29th March fast approaches we are being increasingly asked what provisions we are taking in the event of a “NO Deal” Brexit.

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New PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425

With the deadline for the new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation (EU) 2016/425 just over 3 months away, we thought we’d review what has changed and how this affects the manufacture and supply of PPE.

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New European standard EN 5032-1:2018

EN 50321-1:2018 was harmonised and published earlier this year and replaces EN 50321:1999. This standard is currently out for approval as an IEC standard which will make it a global standard not just European.

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PPE Selection for HF alkylation

The ideal way to protect yourself from any chemical is to keep well away from it; any other mode of protection is ultimately a compromise. We need to strike a balance that allows essential work to be undertaken with the minimum risk to health.

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