The Veridian Viper Hood is made with 20% PBI and 80% Rayon. Flame and thermal protection are the blocks from which any outer shell is built. An important factor in the ability of a fiber to protect against high heat and flame is its stability when subjected to these exposures.
Thermal Protection: Fibers that are highly conductive will increase the rate at which heat is transferred into the composite and through to the wearer. The chart on the right illustrates the thermal conductivity values for various fibers, including stainless steel as a point of reference. Note that Zylon® transfers heat through the fiber more rapidly than stainless steel, a problem firefighters feel while fighting a fire versus engaging in non-firefighting activities.
Flame Protection: The ability of a fiber to protect against flame impingement is its resistance to melting, shrinking, and charring. The decomposition temperature is the temperature at which the fiber begins to break down. Fibers with higher decomposition temperatures create fabrics with better break open resistance to heat and flame. These higher decomposition temperatures help PBI and Zylon® provide superior break-open protection.
Veridian Fire Protective Gear Warranty
When properly used and cared for, Veridian warrants your protective ensemble to be free from defects in material or workmanship for the life of the garment. Our obligation under this warranty shall be limited to the repair or replacement, without charge, of any product deemed defective by Veridian. This warranty does not cover normal wear or use for anything other than the intended purposes.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of marketability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Veridian shall not under any circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages.
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