Kanwear - Safety Uniforms

Kanwear - Safety Uniforms

Kanoo Energy is a leading provider of safety uniforms, specifically designed to protect industrial personnel against the high-risk hazards prevalent in various industries. Our products are meticulously engineered to safeguard workers from flash fires commonly occurring in Oil & Gas processing plants, arc flash hazards in utility plants, and molten splash hazards in the aluminium and steel industries.

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Our commitment to safety and comfort is reflected in our high-tech fabrics crafted by textile experts. These materials not only offer superior protection but also ensure the comfort of the wearer.

At Kanoo Energy, we invest significantly in product development, with a focus on compliance with international standards such as EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 61482, as well as American norms like NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E. This commitment to safety and quality underscores our dedication to providing the best for our customers.

Our expertise extends beyond mere garment stitching. We seamlessly incorporate safety design features into our products, ensuring customers feel comfortable and secure while performing their duties. At Kanoo Energy, we believe in creating a safer work environment through innovative and high-quality safety wear.

Specialized Industrial Workwear

Kanwear® is a registered trademark of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Company Ltd

KANWEAR designs and manufactures safety uniforms for the high hazards of the industry. Our comfortable and high-quality garments protect industrial personnel on the job. Our range includes, but is not limited to: coveralls, shirts and pants, jackets, outerwear, and lab coats.

We offer clothing for the Oil & Gas E&P, Drilling, Petrochemicals Companies, Utilities, Molten Metal & Steel, and also all contracting companies. Operating as an independent garment maker, we fully control our supply chain.

From design development to sourcing textiles and quality control, our mission is to provide users with the highest safety and quality.

Being in this part of the world where the climate is hot and humid, comfort is essential for our customers. Our fabric is engineered by specialty textile mills to offer strength and durability, along with superior moisture management and comfort.

  • Quality First: First Choice Material Fabric & Accessories
  • Compliant to International Safety Standards (EN ISO & NFPA)
  • Customizable Programs as per Company Safety Specs (Color, Weight, Design)
  • Strong Supply Chain Model – Flexible Lead times with Direct Supply or Consignment Model (Cost Reduction Material Management = K-Store Concept)
  • Kanoo Energy Service Excellence – We analyse your needs and plan our stocks accordingly, therefore materials are always available as per your requirements, either in our distribution centers across the Kingdom or at the facility.
  • Arc Flash Protection – Energy and Utilities Companies
  • Flash Fire Protection – Drilling, Refinery and Petrochem
  • Molten Metal industries – Foundries and Rolling
  • Winter outerwear
  • General Workwear (Non-Safety Garments)

Molten Metal Splash Protection

Molten Metal Splash Protection

Aluminum foundries are dangerous places, where workers need complete, effective protection from serious accidents that may happen. An essential part of this protection lies in the work garments they use. 

Finding a technical fabric that offers a reasonable and long-lasting guarantee for good protection from molten aluminum splashes is complicated, given that its viscosity (even at its melting point of only 700°C) makes it easy for aluminium to stick to any fabric, which results in serious burns.

KANWEAR offers specific fabrics with natural fibres (comfort), whose textile composition is very solid (durability). This prevents molten aluminum from sticking to garments.

With its line of specific technical fabrics for aluminum foundries, KANWEAR offers protection from high temperature foci, electric high temperatureal discharges, radiant heat, electric arc, liquid chemical splashes and massive molten metal splashes. In addition, these fabrics may be made in high-visibility colours for monochromatic areas.

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The EN ISO 11612 standard analyses protective properties of garments, their materials (protective fabrics) and accessories when presented with heat and flames. In addition, this standard analyses whether resistance, shrinkage and useful life meet minimum levels.


In this test the protection is measured against splashes of molten metal. A membrane (which simulates human skin) is applied to the back of the fabric. Next, a certain amount of molten aluminum (Code D) and molten iron (Code E) is applied. The membrane that is on the back of the fabric may not deform.

D1: between 100 and 200 grams

D2: between 200 and 350 grams

D3: 350 grams and more

E1: between 60 and 120 grams

E2: between 120 and 200 grams

E3: 200 grams and more

  • High protection with less weight
  • Price Stability
  • Improved skin-friendly touch
  • High durability, pilling, and abrasion
  • Improved shrinkage
  • Moisture management
  • High tensile values
  • Molten metal splashes (EN 9185)
  • Molten metal splashes (ASTM F955)
  • Inflammability (EN ISO 15025)
  • Radiant Heat (EN 6942)
  • Convective Heat (EN 9151)
  • Electric Arc (EN 61482-1-2)
  • Electric Arc (ASTM F 1959)
  • High Visibility (EN 471)

UNE EN 9185 – Big molten metal splashes (Former EN 373). Depending on the weight that holds the fabric without damaging the PVC film, we have different values.

American norm ASTM F955 – One Kilo of molten aluminium is poured over the tissue sample, placed on a stand with two calorimeters in a defined angle, and the second-degree burns with the STOLL curve.

100 to 200
Aluminium Temperature (ºC) : 20 -/+ 780
200 to 349
Dump angle (º) : 60 +/-
350 and more than 350
Height (mm) : 5 -/+ 225

*American norm ASTM F955 – One Kilo of molten aluminium is poured over the tissue sample, placed on a stand with two calorimeters in a defined angle, the second-degree burns with the STOLL curve.

Arc Flash Protection

Arc Flash Protection

An Arc flash is an undesired electric discharge that travels through the air between conductors or from a conductor to the ground. The resulting explosion can cause fires and serious harm to equipment and people.

The temperature of an arc flash may exceed 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is capable of vaporizing metal and sending a blast of plasma and molten metal in all directions with extreme force. Generally, an electric arc system must run at more than 480V to supply an arc flash, the higher the voltage, the higher the risk.

Damage is caused both by the explosion of the arc flash and the heat radiating from the blast. It is possible to protect against arc flash with the proper protective equipment and, more importantly, safety procedures and training.

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NFPA 70E-2015 (USA) :

Standard for electrical safety in the workplace.

These standards address electrical safety-related work practices for employees’ workplaces.
These safety measures are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy during activities such as installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and demolition of electric conductors and equipment and raceways. This standard also includes safe work practices for employees performing other work activities that can expose them to electrical hazards. Protection Values are expressed and shown on garments as below:

CAT 1 – Min ATPV 4cal/cm2
CAT 2 – Min ATPV 8cal/cm2
CAT 3 – Min ATPV 25cal/cm2
CAT 4 – Min ATPV 40cal/cm2


This standard specifies protection levels that garment and fabrics must meet when presented with arc flash. Protection levels may be used in conformance with the following standards: Open ARC EN 61482-1-1, which records arc rating levels (ATPV or EBT) and

Box Test EN 61482-1-2 in Class (4 Ka) or Class 2 (7 Ka)

FR Protection

General Workwear

Winter Workwear


Accidental releases of flammable liquids or gases can result in the formation of a cloud of vapour that is dense relative to ambient conditions. If the cloud encounters an ignition source then a vapour cloud fire may result e.g flash fire, flashover or a fireball.

NFPA standard 2112 states, that a fire that spreads by means of a flame front rapidly through a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas or the vapours of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure. Flash fires have a heat flux of approximately 84kQ/m2. FR clothing is a precaution and designed to give personnel some time to escape the situation. When prevention fails, the purpose of FR Clothing is: to provide the wearer extra seconds of protection to escape the hazard, minimize the injury to the wearer by increasing chances of survival and decreasing the need for medical treatment (skin grafts) and the chances of subsequent infections – in short to preserve quality of life.


  • Minimum performance requirement for FR fabrics and components.
  • Test methods for FR fabric and components
  • The design requirements for garments
  • Certification requirements for garments, for use in areas at risk from flash fire
    (certification programs, inspection and testing, quality assurance programs) The major
    test in certification program is the full scale flash fire set (Manikin) according to ASTM
    F1930 standard test method for protection against flash fire using an instrumented

A mannequin is equipped with minimum of 100 thermal energy sensors evenly distributed within each area of the manikin. Under ASTM F1930, a pass/fail criteria is set at 50% body burn. Due to survivability issues over 50% body burns are classed as failure. Garments are exposed to a 3 seconds burn exposure at 2.02 cal/cm2 and the total predicted body burn is then recorded.

EN ISO 11612
In Europe the main standard in relation to Flash Fire protection is EN 11612 for protection against brief contact with heat and flame. The heat can be convective, radiant , olten material, or a combination thereof. Garments are classified as follows:

(A1) Limited flame spread
(A2) Limited flame spread, hemmed specimens
(B) Convective heat, scale 1-3 where 3 is the best
(C) Radiant heat, scale 1-4, where 4 is the best
(D) Molten aluminium splash, scale 1-3 where 3 is the best
(E) Molten iron splash, scale 1-3 where 3 is the best
(F) Contact Heat, scale 1-3 where 3 is the best

  • Heat resistance shall not ignite or melt and shall not shrink by more than 5% when temperature of 180+ degrees Celsius is applied (exposure time of 5 minutes)
  • Optimal requirement if garment is intended to be used next to the skin, it can be tested according to ISO 17493 at a temperature of 260 degrees Celsius. The material shall not ignite or melt and shall not shrink more than 10%
  • Limited flame-spread; procedure A surface ignition, letter A1; procedure B edge ignition letter A2
  • Multi-layer shall be tested both by applying the flame to surface of the outer material and the inner most lining shall meet the requirement.
  • The hardware shall remain functional after flame spread test.

Our Size Range

KANWEAR takes great pride not only in the superb quality of quality of garments, but in the wide range of sizes offered.

Please refer to the following information to help you select the correct size. Sizes outside of the stock size range as well as custom garments are available subject to surcharges.

Important! Order coveralls based on your chest size and height. For a roomy fit, please order coveralls two sizes (4 inches) larger than your chest measurement.

Stock Chest Sizes : Even sizes from 38 to 58 or Small to 3XL

Your Height Garment Length
Even sizes from
38 to 58 or
Small to 3XL

Important! Order shirts based on your chest size and sleeve length. For a roomy fit, please order shirts one size (2 inches) larger than your chest measurement.


*Specify chest size and sleeve length Measurement may vary by style

Important! Order the garment size that corresponds with your measured chest size.

34 to 36
38 to 40
42 to 44
46 to 48
50 to 52

*Specify garment size

Important! Order pants based on your waist measurement.

34 32 30 28
Up to 34”
50 48 46 44 42 40 38 36
Up to 36”

*Specify waist size and inseam length

Safety Clothing

Kanwear Care

Kanwear Care

KANWEAR garments can be either home-washed, commercially laundered, or dry-cleaned. They can be effectively repaired or mended using patches and other techniques. It is important to follow these recommended guidelines:

  • Use a pH neutral detergent or one approved for use with wool based fabrics by the manufacturer.
  • Do not use excessive amounts of detergent and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Never use soaps, bleaches or fabric softeners of any kind.
  • Always wash garments in cold to warm water only around 40ºC.
  • Separate excessively dirty garments from cleaner garments.
  • Do not wash KANWEAR garments with other types of garments.
  • Excessively dirty garments should be pre-soaked in cold to warm water using a pH neutral detergent prior to washing.
  • Minimise the number of garments per load but maximise water levels.
  • Use a gentle wash cycle setting and minimise agitation during wash and rinse cycles.
  • Never dry KANWEAR garments on hot temperature settings maximum 60ºC.
  • Do not tumble dry garments for long periods, and do not over dry garments in the drying process, as this could result in excessive shrinkage.
  • Do not dry KANWEAR garments with other types of garments.
  • For best results tunnel drying or line drying in the shade is recommended.
  • Always repair holes or damaged garments prior to washing.
  • If patching over holes, always ensure patches seal tightly to the garment surface.
  • For D3 / E3 garments, there should be no lifting of patches which could cause metal splash to catch.

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Our Premium choice of Fabrics

When it comes to safety, we do not cut corners. We make sure the flame – resistant fabric we source is inherently FR and made with original fibers from either PROTEX (Kaneka, Japan) or LENZING FR (Lenzing, Austria)

Protex is the premium modacrylic fiber manufactured by Kaneka, a pioneer in the field with over 60 years of success and worldwide trust. Protex surpasses the toughest FR standards.

LENZING™ FR is a sustainably produced, inherently flame-resistant cellulosic fiber based on the renowned Modal fiber production process. LENZING™ FR fibers meet the definition of “inherently flame-retardant and resistant fibers” as specified by the European Man-made Fibers Association (CIRFS).

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