Personal protection is important because water jetting wounds are both particularly dangerous and entirely preventable, thanks to the availability of training materials and safety equipment like TurtleSkin WaterArmor.
We recommend wearing a rubber waterjetting slicker suit with TurtleSkin WaterArmor, as well as protective eyewear, ear protection and a helmet with a face shield. TurtleSkin WaterArmor gives you the protection of 100% Kevlar™ fiber from DuPont with a 100% polypropylene cover fabric designed to resist punctures, cuts, and abrasions.
For fully enclosed waterblasting and waterjetting protection, the WaterArmor CoverAll is a two piece suit with full protection for hydroblasting over the entire front of the suit. The WaterArmor suit protects operators up to 40,000 PSI (2700bar). WaterArmor is tested with straight single nozzles which are far more dangerous than dual nozzle rotating units. We also test with 20,000 PSI (1400bar) high flow hydro-demolition nozzle to ensure your safety. The WaterArmor CoverAll product consists of 3 parts, the Bunker Pants, the Jacket, and the Neck Guard. The whole system is built around the same high-performance WaterArmor protection—now within a rain-suit format so it is really fast to gear-on and gear-off on the job.
This innovative suit offers superior protection and comfort with a patented chap-and-vest system composed of twelve light weight flexible panels with Velcro™ fittings at the thighs that allow one to lengthen or shorten for perfect fit. The TurtleSkin gaiters provide excellent shin and foot protection through a flexible lightweight multi-panel system. Gaiters attach easily to any boot, and are complimentary to steel-toed rubber work boots. The TurtleSkin WaterArmor system is extensively tested and rated for length of exposure at different pressure ratings (see brochure). WaterArmor panels may be purchased separately and replaced as needed.