Dear Sirs,
We use asbestos gloves in butt welding operation. Is asbestos gloves banned?
But I am aware asbestos is banned in construction. But what about gloves. If so what is the alternative. Urgent. Pls. reply.
Regards,
SSM

From India, Madras

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dipil
706

Dear SSM
Any item made up of Asbestos in banned... You can go for Kevlar Clothing as a substitute for this... Its costly but, very effective one... One Kevlar hand gloves of 10 Inch costing around 600rs... We are using the same in our plant...

From India
Dear SSM,
As Dipil said, Asbestos is banned. Instead of kevlar gloves, I can suggest leather gloves for welding operations.
Dipil,
Kevlar can be suggested for handling of hot materials... What do you feel about this?

From India, Delhi
dipil
706

Dear KVS
As per my knowledge asbestos is used where highly heat resistance is required... And normally not using asbestos hand gloves for the welding operations... As Kevlar is also heat restiance clothing, we have to recommend this as a replacement where exposure to high temp. is required...
For welding I am agreeing that leather hand gloves is ok...

From India
Dear Mr.KVS & Mr.Dipil,
Thanks to both for ur input. The welding I mentioned here is butt welding, the process itself is different here where the two ends of a steel job is melt at high temperature(Nealy 800'C aprox.) and fused together at high pressure. At this temp. range leather glove is ok or Kevlor? Pls. advise.
Regards,
SSM

From India, Madras
dipil
706

Dear SSM I will suggest you to go ahead with Kevlar... Leather is not a substitute for Asbestos... Request seniors to come up with your comments, if I suggest anything wrong...
From India
dipil
706

Dear KVS
Few more details about Kevlar...
Kevlar® para-aramid based fabric is a remarkable fiber that provides strength to protect under extreme conditions. These Kevlar® gloves are substitute for asbestos gloves and most suitable for handling high temperature items. Kevlar® gloves provide excellent hand protection without sacrificing manual dexterity or comfort and offering exceptional resistance to cut, slash and heat. Gloves made of Kevlar® fabric do not burn and will not melt and is most suitable substitute of asbestos gloves. Kevlar® gloves are most suitable against open flame and hot metal splashes and can withstand temperature up to 350°C and with heavy woolen insulation up to 550°C.
Hope it may be helpful to all...

From India

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