ASTM International - ASTM F1449-01
Standard Guide for Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermally and Arc Resistant Clothing
|Publication Date:||10 November 2001|
|ICS Code (Protective clothing):||13.340.10|
1.1 This guide provides recommendations for the care and maintenance of clothing that is flame, thermal, and arc resistant.
Note 1-The focus of this standard is the laundering process. More detailed information on decontamination, inspection, storage and repair is available in NFPA 2113.
1.2 These recommendations address the Industrial laundering process.
1.2.1 This guide does not provide detailed suggestions for dry cleaning. For more information contact your processor; his/her dry cleaning equipment supplier and solvent supplier; and the fiber, fabric, and garment manufacturers.
1.2.2 This guide does not apply to home laundering of flame, thermal, and arc resistant clothing. Follow label directions or contact garment supplier. For best cleaning results and proper maintenance of the protective characteristics of flame, thermal, and arc resistant clothing the services of a professional processor is recommended. (See X1.1.)
1.2.3 This guide does not apply to specialized protective garments such as specialized firefighter turnout gear and proximity firefighter ensembles.
1.3 This guide also identifies inspection criteria that are significant to the performance of flame, thermal, and arc resistant clothing.