MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 305, 20209th International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety (SESAM 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||17 January 2020|
Carbon steel carabiners improvements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
”Gheorghe Asachi’ Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Material and Science Engineering, 67 Dimitrie Mangeron Str., Iasi, Romania
2 ”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, Faculty of Dental Medicine, 16 University Street, Iasi, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In cases where an explosive atmosphere contains several types of inflammable and/or combustible gases, steams or powders, the protection measures must be appropriate to the highest possible danger. However, the employer must pay special attention to the workplace and to any factor that can influence the working conditions, especially to those related to the workers. Therefore, any device, tool or equipment used by the human operator must possess special properties. In addition to protective clothing, workers who work at heights must receive personal protective equipment against falling that includes multiple linking elements known as carabiners. The carabiners used in this equipment must be made of non-sparking material. The aim of this paper is to propose a spark characteristic improvement of carbon steel used in carabiners manufacturing by deposition of zinc phosphate coating.
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