Fire Suit Making : Man Survives From 100 Degree Celsius Fire How Special Fire Suit Saves Race Car Drivers From Fire
In the world of Formula 1 racing, drivers often face accidents. Sometimes their car overturns at high speed and sometimes they themselves get caught in the fire. There are many cases in which race car drivers were seen battling horrific fires. The question is, how come these drivers do not get hurt even after facing 100 degree Celsius temperature? The answer is hidden in their clothes which are made for special scientists.
In 2010, a female driver was trapped in her burning racing car for 32 seconds. Even after this, only his hand got a minor burn. 10 years later, another driver’s car crashed and he was surrounded by a blazing fire for about 27 seconds. Still, only his hands were slightly burnt. In fact, due to their special suits, drivers are able to withstand extreme temperatures as well.
Stuntman set fire to suit
Companies like Stand 21 make equipment for race-car drivers, most notably their suits that pass several extremely stringent standards. The company also organizes demonstrations for fans and racing teams to test their suits. In a video by Tech Insider, a stuntman can be seen setting himself on fire to test the suit. In no time the stuntman starts burning in the blazing fire but later it is learned that something happened to him.
How is a fire suit made?
The company’s general manager, Romain Morizot, also took part in ensuring the safety and quality of the suits for the race team. The making of a fire suit begins with the measurement of the driver’s body which is a standard size. After this, the company workers prepare the pattern and template of the suit on the computer. It is made in different parts which are mixed together to form a fire suit.
Sewing is done with fireproof thread
The template is printed on the fabric and its parts are cut and separated by hand. The most important thing is that the fabric of the suit is made of Nomax. The same Nomax that is used in the suits of fire fighters and military pilots. Fireproof thread is used to sew the parts of this six-layer suit. It takes four to eight hours for a suit to be ready.
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