Aluminized Garment Types

Various levels of protection can be obtained from different types of aluminized garments and garment combinations. To have full-body radiant heat protection, a worker can wear an aluminized jacket with aluminized pants, or a long aluminuzed coat with ankle-high aluminized leggings. Please click the following link if you are interested in purchasing or comparing prices of various types of aluminized clothing.

Aluminized coat is useful for applications that do not require full protection to the legs of the wearer. Even though aluminized leggings or spats could be worn with it to protect exposed leg surfaces and feet from radiant heat or molten splash, this combination is still slightly less protective than having an aluminized jacket and aluminized pants. Heat resistant aluminized coats are usually available in a variety of lengths to suit persons of different size and with varying high temperature protection needs.

Aluminized Jacket is normally used along with aluminized pants and offers slightly greater mobility than an aluminized coat.

Aluminized hood provides radiant heat protection for the head of the wearer. It normally has a specially treated (gold film coated or with another reflective coating) glass window in the front that helps reflect thermal radiation and allows the person to see.

Aluminized Suit can offer the highest level of heat protection. There are multiple types of high heat suits that offer varying degrees of protection. Full body heat and flame suits are available in an array of protection levels starting from basic aluminized “approach suits“ and ending with fire suits that are suitable for entry into flames that can only be worn with self contained breathing apparatus. A full body aluminized heat suit normally consists of pants, jacket or coat, overshoes or spats, and an aluminized hood.

Aluminized Approach Suit - offers protection from radiant heat of up to 2000 degrees F, and could be used in a maximum ambient temperature of around 200 degrees F. It is normally made with 2 layers of high temperature resistant material and does not require a breathing apparatus to be used with it.

Aluminized Fire Proximity Suit – provides protection from up to 2000 degrees in radiant heat like most other aluminized clothing. With its extra layers of high temp materials (normally 5 layers), it provides protection in ambient temperatures of up to 550 degrees F. Due to the high ambient temperatures that the wearer can be subjected to, it is suggested that the fire proximity suits are worn with a breathing apparatus to provide breathing air at normal temperatures.

Aluminized Kiln Suit – offers resistance from radiant heat of up to 2000 degrees F. High heat kiln suit is able to protect the wearer from ambient temperatures of up to 800 degrees F and requires the use of a breathing apparatus due to the danger that heated air presents to wearer if it is breathed in.

Fire Suit – this suit is made for entry into open flames and is capable of protecting the wearer from up to 1500 degrees F ambient temperatures with flame temperatures reaching 2000 degrees F. The non-aluminized fire entry suits require use of a breathing apparatus and do not offer protection from radiant heat. This type of high heat suit is normally made with 8 heat resistant material layers to provide the highest level of insulation and to slow conductive heat transfer.

Aluminized Flame Suit – this type of fire entry suit provides the maximum in heat protection. It is suitable for use in ambient temperatures of up to 1500 degrees F and entering flames below 2000 degrees F. Additionally, due to its aluminum coated outer layer, the aluminized fire suit provides effective protection from radiant heat below 3000 degrees F. Made with 8 layers of temperature resistant material, this type of heat suit requires the use of an SCBA to provide breathable air to the wearer.