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Oil & Gas

Safety Gloves

The Industry   Leader  in  Cut,   Puncture  and   Impact  Protection


WE D ON’T   J UST   M AKE   W ORK   G LOVES   WE  ENGINEER  PROTECTIVE  ENVIRONMENTS  FOR  YOUR  HANDS  to  work  in DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE PROTECTION AND REDUCE CUT, PUNCTURE AND IMPACT INJURIES HexArmor designers have worked hand-in-hand for more than two years with safety experts from Halliburton, Noble Drilling, ExxonMobil, and other leaders in the oil and gas industry to engineer a glove with the capability to deliver the perfect balance of exceptional protection, dexterity and grip. While competitive “advanced technology” work gloves provided some protection against impact injuries, research highlighted that the majority of injuries in many sectors of the oil and gas industry were cut and puncture, and that existing glove designs offered little protection against these often painful and debilitating injuries. HexArmor applied current industry data to develop and design specific technical solutions for the industry’s major safety challenges in hand protection. While creating solutions to protect against punctures, cuts and impact injuries, maintaining the essential grip and feel required to work fast, efficiently and safely, were also a leading criteria in the development and engineering of our lineup of Oil & Gas Gloves.

KONG and West Chester, previous industry leaders, provided some protection against impact injuries, but almost no protection against cuts and punctures. In fact, their cut protection was not much better than 2-ply cotton gloves. Research indicated that while impact injuries accounted for many of the hand injuries in the field, cut and puncture injuries accounted for over 50% of injuries in some companies. The conclusion was that the existing hand protection was not up to the job of protecting oil and gas workers. Why settle for a less than 50% solution when it comes to safety?

“If a glove can’t protect you, or allow you to perform the way you need to work, it’s just not getting the job done right.”

- Joey D., Alaska Roughneck

Whether you are wrenching on a valve head, handling lumber, pulling cable, hauling tools, or moving piping, your hands can be exposed to a wide variety of cut, puncture and abrasion hazards. While many PPE products in the market try to address other prominent hand injuries, such as impacts and contusions, these products fall short in the area of cut and puncture protection.


HEXARMOR OIL  &  Gas  SAFETY  GLOVES  ARE  ENGINEERED  TO  PROVIDE   MAXIMUM  PROTECTION  ALONG  WITH  MAXIMUM  DEXTERITY  AND  GRIP PROTECTION IN THE TOUGH AND HAZARDOUS WORLD OF OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION HexArmor gloves are constructed with superior and proven materials and technology. The foundation of HexArmor Oil & Gas Gloves is our proprietary SuperFabric.® The innovative configuration of SuperFabric provides resistance to lacerations, punctures and slashes like no other material in the industry today.

cut resistance  comparison While common cut-resistant products, with blends of yarns such as Kevlar,® Dyneema,® or Spectra,® give some minimal protection from straight edged cut hazards, they don’t offer sufficient protection from variable hazards such as metal burrs, wires, or slivers commonly found in oil and gas production environments. HexArmor gloves exceed the industry’s highest testing standards – ISEA and CE Level 5 – giving you the protection you need most, where you need it. No other competitive glove comes close.

4500 4000

0

safety glove  product

HexArmor 4021X

HexArmor 4020

HexArmor 4026

HexArmor 4028

Ergodyne 925

ringer roughneck  337

2-­ply cotton

500

Mechanix ORHD

1000

MCR Forceflex

1500

Ironclad kong

2000

ringer roughneck  267

2500

west chester

grams

3000

ringer roughneck  297

3500

Test: ASTM 1790-97

*Testing done through all materials on palm, including added patches

The perfect technical and protective fabric for the job at hand: HexArmor with SuperFabric® maximizes resistance against cuts, slashes and punctures, while providing a superior foundation for maintaining essential dexterity and grip.


PREVENTING lacerations  and  puncture  WOUNDS Many lacerations start out as a puncture. A sharp edge, corner, burr, wire “wicker,” or other protruding hazards can penetrate the glove and scrape or cut skin. With synthetic leather or cotton gloves, the hazard will poke through the surface of the glove and tear laterally to create a laceration. While a glove may say it has ‘cut-resistance,’ it often lacks the puncture protection to stop lacerations.

Standard Synthetic Leather Gloves Cut/Puncture Hazard Outer Shell

Cut Injury Skin Surface

HexArmor Synthetic Leather Gloves with SuperFabric Guard Plates Cut/Puncture Hazard Outer Shell

Plates Skin Surface

HexArmor Synthetic Leather Gloves with SuperFabric Guard Plates Cut/Gashing Hazard Outer Shell

Proven protection against punctures. HexArmor Oil & Gas Safety Gloves with SuperFabric are both laboratory and field tested to validate puncture resistance performance. At 187 Newtons, the HexArmor 4021X is 131% more puncture resistant than the closest competitor.

Plates Skin Surface


THE NEXT  GENERATION  OF  impact  protection HexArmor’s new, proprietary HexArmor IR-X™ Impact Guards, engineered with advanced impact shielding materials, deliver a superior level of protection against the types of impact injuries that can quite literally take you off the job. HexArmor’s new impact guard design has the ability to dampen blunt force to the hand better than any other product on the market, including the KONG and Ringer (up to 133% more rebound). HexArmor IR-X ™ Impact Guards are created with optimal density and rebound properties. While competitive impact guards transfer much of the blunt force impact to the hand, HexArmor IR-X Impact Guards deflect the impact of hazardous and damaging blows before they ever reach your hand.

HexArmor IR-X™ Impact Guards While SuperFabric works as the first line of defense against cuts, punctures and tears, HexArmor’s new impact shielding materials protect against serious and painful impact injuries.

Standard Competitive  Impact  Protection

Traditional impact guards Glove shell hand bone

HexArmor IR-­X™  impact  Guards

30% TALLER  GUARDS

impact guards Glove shell hand bone

HexArmor IR-X™ Impact Guards cover the entire back of the hand, including the knuckles and fingers where the majority of impacts occur.

HexArmor IR-X Impact Guards are 30% taller than competitive impact guards, creating an even greater barrier between your hand and impact injuries.


ASTM D2632-01 RESILIENCE BY VERTICAL REBOUND In testing (ASTM D2632-01 – Resilience by Vertical Rebound) the new 4021X received an overall average of 49% resiliency value for back of hand impact. This is over 3 times the impact protection that some customers mandate.

ASTM D2632 TESTING – STACKING UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION

ASTM D2632*

60

resiliency value

50 40

49

30

25

20 10 0

4021X

Ironclad Kong glove

21

*Testing performed on the knuckle area of each glove

The results show that HexArmor 4021X has a significantly higher resilience rate than the closest competitor and more than double the resilience rate of the lowest competitor. Resiliency of a material can be described as its ability to store energy and then spring back after impact, rather than transfer the energy through the material. The lower the resiliency value, the more energy is transferred through the material to the hand after an impact blow.

Ringer Roughneck  

ABOUT THE TEST The ASTM D2632 “covers the determination of impact resilience of solid rubber from measurement of the vertical rebound of a dropped mass.” Testing was modified so that a complete material composition was tested on each sample (ie: TPR + foam + lining). The results are given in a resilience value which is “determined as a ratio of rebound height to drop height of a metal plunger of prescribed mass and shape which is allowed to fall on a rubber specimen.” The ASTM method measures the amount of energy that is transferred through impact.


THE GRIP  YOU  NEED  TO  WORK  EFFICIENTLY,  EFFECTIVELY  AND  SAFELY 4020 GGT5®

SuperFabric® Guardplates bite through and channel away lubricant, creating a “snow tire” effect. This gives the user the ability to grip oily or lubricated parts and tools.

Iron/Steel/Tool Friction Reducers SuperFabric® Guardplates Glove Shell

4021X GGT5® MUD

Surface wicks away lubricant, leaving particles that create friction and improve grip on metal tools.

In the oil and gas industry, maintaining grip is a constant challenge because of the constant presence of lubricating fluids, friction reducers, grease, oil-based muds and honey oils. When tools and pipes become covered with fluids, surfaces become slick. This can lead to hand fatigue, strains and sprains from the increased effort required to maintain grip. Eventually, poor grip can lead to lower productivity and increased potential for injury and accidents. Because different applications have different grip challenges, HexArmor developed a complete line of gloves to meet the technical challenges for maintaining grip in oil and gas applications.

Iron/Steel/Tool Surface OBM Grit Drilling Mud PVC Grip Dots Synthetic Leather SuperFabric Guardplates ®

4031 GGT5® CHILL

Surface wicks away lubricant, leaving particles that create friction and improve grip on metal tools.

Iron/Steel/Tool Surface OBM Grit Drilling Mud Synthetic Leather SuperFabric Guardplates ®


TESTED LIKE  NO  OTHER  GLOVE  IN  THE  INDUSTRY  TODAY To ensure the protection and quality of HexArmor Oil & Gas Gloves, we test them like no other gloves in the industry today. By validating cut resistance to the industry’s highest testing standards – ISEA Level 5 Ratings – we give you the confidence and assurance that your gloves will live up to the superior protection and quality the HexArmor name is known for.

4500 U.S. Standard  -­  ansi/isea  levels European  Standard  -­  Approximate  en388  levels  converted  to  grams

2000 1500

HexArmor 4020

2500

HexArmor 4026

3000

HexArmor 4021X

3500

HexArmor 4028

grams of  cut  resistance

4000

1000 500 0

level 0

level 1

level 2

level 3

level 4

*Testing done through all materials on palm, including added patches

COMPARE THE BEST WITH THE REST: ISEA/ANSI (ASTM) VS. CE CUT RATINGS

level 5

cut level

Cut-resistance is a function of a glove’s material composition and thickness. There are two tests recognized in the industry: CE (EN388) and ASTM F – 1790. The ASTM F – 1790 test involves the interpretation of data obtained from putting varying pressure (weights) on a standardized razor-type blade and recording the distance the blade travels (at a constant speed) before cutting through. CE (EN388) cut-testing uses a method called the Coup test, which utilizes a constant 500 gram weight on a circular blade that is moved back and forth across a sample material. The test is repeated until the blade cuts through the material, and the number of cycles the blade completes is recorded to calculate a ‘cut index.’ Many gloves on the market will rate around a Level 1-2 on the ASTM F-1790 test (around 400 grams), which won’t protect workers from sharp edges, burrs on valve heads, or cable wire pokes. The limitations of the synthetic leather, and in some cases Kevlar,® that makes up the palm of most gloves is that they offer little cut or puncture resistance. They may receive a ‘cut-rating’ on the industry standard, but will fail in the field when exposed to normal work. Be aware that there are a number of testing protocols available to measure the cut resistance and protective qualities of gloves. At HexArmor, we favor ANSI/ISEA 105-2005 testing protocols when evaluating Oil & Gas Gloves. Our competitors often use CE Ratings to boost the perception of cut resistance with data that just doesn’t match-up with tough, ANSI/ISEA ratings. Our method “It’s great to finally have gloves that feel custom of testing, the stringent ASTM 1790-04, applies a more difficult engineered for this job. They give me the feel I protocol that makes it harder to achieve higher ratings. By need to perform, but man, the protection! Those putting our gloves against the most rigorous testing available steel burrs that curl out and grab the palm or in the industry today, we are able to design and engineer a side-seam, and open them up, it just doesn’t a better performing glove, with a greater level of happen with these gloves. The steel just won’t cut through it. Amazing stuff.” protection, for you and your hands. - Adam D., Texas Frac Crew Worker


TESTED  IN  THE  REAL  WORLD  –  PROTECTION  WHERE  IT  COUNTS Putting HexArmor Oil & Gas Gloves through extensive and stringent laboratory tests was essential in determining and validating a high level of cut, puncture, impact, and abrasion resistance. But the ultimate test comes at the hands of workers that use our gloves every day. Over the past two years, HexArmor has tested our technical Oil & Gas Gloves on the job to verify their total protective capability. As a result of this testing, we are confident that we have developed the best Oil & Gas Gloves on the market today. HER EAT S D W ION COL SITUAT NS ATIO SITU DRY OIL ONG IGHT STR OR L DRY UDS ED M BAS OILION RICTCERS ’S, F LGC REDU CE NAN NTE MAI TION ERA E OP HIN MAC LING AND PE H E/PI

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