Buy Lakeland Fire Protective Clothing in New Jersey
Gel-El Safety Products is the authorized distributor for Lakeland Heat Protective Clothing in New Jersey. We have a large selection in stock. Lakeland manufactures heat protective garments in Aluminized Fiberglass. Aluminized Glass combines the reflectivity of an aluminized outer surface with glass fabric. Glass fabric neither burns or supports combustion and offers a combination of properties from high strength to fire resistance. It is a stable material that will not stretch or shrink, even after exposure to extremely high or low temperatures. Aluminized Glass is also very durable, proving to be a cost-effective material in the long run.
We offer both Proximity Suits and Approach Suits. The difference between the two types has to do with their ambient heat ratings, with Proximity Suits suitable for ambient temperatures up to 500 degrees.
Caution! Do Not Confuse Ambient, Conductive and Radiant Heat!
The following definitions are given as reference in selecting the proper clothing for heat protection:
Ambient Heat is surrounding atmospheric temperature in a given situation. Examples are: 65 ̊F-70 ̊F (18 ̊C-21 ̊C) in an office; 2000 ̊F (1092 ̊C) in a fire walk.
Conductive Heat is generated by direct contact with a hot surface. Examples are: picking up a burning block at 600 ̊F (315 ̊C); leaning against a furnace wall at 1000 ̊F (537 ̊C).
Radiant Heat is generated by the sun or source of fire, such as a fire-place or furnace, and is absorbed by masses of material struck by the heat’s rays. This is why it is cooler in the shade on a sunny, hot day.