Sharon Spielman lets you know how to solve safety problems with fabric.
If you are an engineer in a pulp and paper, converting or printing plant, then you know how hot a steel calender roll can get. You also know that during breaks in production cycles, when maintenance is being performed, you need to adequately protect your workers from the heat.
This was the case with one pulp and paper producer. Its steel calender roll got to be 500oF (260oC) during runs, and the company needed to protect its workers in the immediate area during production breaks and maintenance. To solve the safety problem, the company decided to use a cover on the heated roll. When selecting a cover, the paper maker knew that it needed to satisfy four requirements: