Field Repair Guidelines for Protective Clothing
- Globe uses NOMEX® thread on NFPA 1971 and NFPA 1951 garments.
- All field repairs should use materials consistent with information on the content label.
Example: Globe would not repair a MILLENIA® LIGHT fabric garment with NOMEX® IIIA fabric.
- NFPA requires that ALL components, including letters, emblems, etc. meet minimum flame and heat test requirements through third party testing. (Excludes NFPA 1999 Standard, 2008 Edition)
- All repairs/alterations should use the same stitch configurations.
- All stress areas should be reinforced, preferably using a bartack.
- Never stitch through a Protective Barrier or Liner. In fact, field alterations or repairs of Protective Barriers should only be undertaken by the manufacturer or verified ISPs.
- An equal amount of replacement trim must be added to areas that have been covered up by repairs or alterations. Example: covering existing trim with a patch pocket requires the same amount of trim to be added to the pocket.
- When a section of a garment has been disassembled, the sleeve for example, it must be reassembled precisely as originally constructed at the factory.
- Never perform any repair or alteration that will compromise the original performance specifications or integrity of the garment.
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