Energiewerke Nord GmbH has been relying on protective coveralls made from DuPont™ Tyvek® for over ten years
For over ten years now, Energiewerke Nord GmbH (EWN) has been relying on Tyvek® protective coveralls from DuPont to protect its staff during
During the clearance (dismantling of plant parts) or clean-up of buildings, staff can come into contact with
Crucial factors in the selection of Tyvek® protective coveralls were their elevated resistance to tearing and tear propagation, the material's good air and water vapour permeability, the low weight of the garment (< 180 g) and its ergonomic design. As Hartmut Timpf, head safety engineer at EWN says: "Our staff sometimes have to work in areas which are difficult to access, so elevated freedom of movement and breathability were decisive criteria when it came to selecting protective garments. DuPont's garments fit like a second skin and do not restrict our staff in carrying out their work. We were also impressed by the quality of the products in terms of their manufacture and material."
Tyvek® protective coveralls are put to many and varied uses at EWN. They are worn when required during dismantling of plant parts from the nuclear power plant. The garments are also used at the various disassembly sites when airborne pollutants are present and in the Central Active Workshop (ZAW) during wet chemical cleaning of disassembled, radioactively contaminated plant parts.