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Petrochemical

DuPont offers a wide range of chemical protective clothing, from low to high protection, that addresses the varying needs of workers in the oil & gas industry. This includes protection from sulfuric acid & caustic chemicals (used at most sites), 

protection from solvents, such as benzene, xylene, and toluene, and flare line protection.

Specifically at petrochemical palnts, workers may be exposed to a variety of chemical hazards on a site-by-site basis. Sulfuric acid and caustic chemicals are used at most sites as part of the refining process. Many sites also use a variety of solvents, including benzene, xylene and toluene. Key activities include:

  • Taking chemical samples
  • Breaking lines
  • Loading and unloading rail cars or tankers
  • Drumming product

The products below are frequently selected for use in the petrochemical industry, but this is not a comprehensive list.  Please click the Industry option in the Product Selector tool at the top of this page to specify your unique challenges and find the garment(s) that best suit your needs. 

Frequently Selected - Petrochemical

Tychem® 2000

Coverall w/ Std. Hood

Elastic Wrists

Socks

Serged Seams

Tychem® 2000 SFR

Coverall w/ Resp. Fit Hood

Elastic Wrists, Ankles, & Waist

Storm Flap; Adhesive Clos.

Taped Seams

*Must be worn over appropriate primary FR clothing.*

Tychem® 6000

Hooded Coverall

Elastomeric Interface Hood

Rear Entry

Attached Dissipative Socks

Attached Inner Gloves (to be used with appropriate outer gloves)

Tychem® 6000 FR

Sleeved Apron

Elastic Wrists

49" Long

Snaps at Neck; Waist Ties

Taped Seams

Resources - Petrochemical

Hazard Matrix