Why These Suits are Significant within the Nuclear Industry
People wearing Quest’s Quantumwear suits are working with some of the most hazardous, dangerous contaminates in the
world. A personal contamination event can cost a company anywhere from $5,000 to $40,000 per incident. Click
here for an introductory video on Quantumwear suits.
Quantumwear suits provide
- Safety and risk mitigation
- Larger sizing and increased mobility
- Superior protection, comfort, and durability
- Cost effective solutions
Since 2009, our Quantumwear suits have been used by multiple prime contractors at the following Department of Energy
not a single incident of personal contamination has been reported for users wearing Quantumwear or other
suits in the Quest Protective Apparel line. This is due to the patented design, fabric, and material construction
of our suits.
- Savannah River Site
- Oak Ridge
- Los Alamos
- Nevada National Security Site
- Argonne National Labs
Unique Features of Quantumwear and Quantumwear C Suits
Quantumwear and Quantumwear C suits offer the following unique features:
The Patented Quantumwear Neck Closure System: The Neck Closure System is engineered for an adjustable fit around the head and secure protection around a respirator or full face mask. With competitor suits, many
people use duct tape around the face masks to insure there is no personal contamination.
Competitor suits, notice the gag that opens if user lifts head
This gap requires many users to duct tape their suits closed to eliminatecontamination. This “fix” can be uncomfortable.
Quantumwear suit: notice the snug fit around the respirator. There is no gap or need for additional duct tape.
Our patented Neck Closure System ensures no gaps, continuous protection and comfort for the user.
Donning / Doffing Tabs and Sequencing Procedures: The tab covering the neck and upper check of the Quantumwear
and Quantumwear C suits and and donning/doffing sequencing allows the wearer to remove the suit without the risk
of contaminating the inside of the suit or themselves. Self-contamination has always been a problem in hazardous
industries. Notice that in the images below the hand never touches the wearer or interior clothing.
Special Breathable Fabric: That doesn’t require an additional protective layer when working in hazardous
environments. It is light-weight enough to prevent heat stress but impenetrable against
- Micron-sized particles
- Radiological contaminates
- Asbestos, mold, and lead dust
- Environmental hazards
The other secret of Quantumwear is the special fabric we use to keep ultra-fine particles out, as well as hydrophobicly guarding against splash, all while being extremely breathable to ensure heat stress mitigation. We accomplished this with a multi-layered textile, and submitted it to demanding medical testing for particle hold-out, and simulated organic fluid splash penetration tests.
Quantumwear has higher MVTR (moisture vapor transmission rate) than competitive coveralls. The MVTR allows the fabric to
breath easily, keeping users cool and comfortable.
Reinforced Areas: seams, elbows, knees, wrists, and ankles
Elbow and knee areas take the brunt of abuse when users work hard so we have doubled up the fabric in those areas
to avoid tears and contamination.
Bound seams join two pieces of material with an overlay of similar material and is chain stitched through all
of the layers for a clean finished edge. This provides increased holdouts of liquids and dry particulate.
Larger sizing: to prevent tearing, bleed-through and breakouts as users bend, stretch, and work. Larger
sizing also allows employers to stock less SKUs of PPE.
Quantumwear Styles and Sizing
Quantumwear: developed to incorporate attributes from Comfortwear and Barrierwear. Our patented design offers a high level of particle hold out without sacrificing breathability of the garment.
- Clean Manufactured
- Low Linting
- High Resistance to Puncture
- Meets NFPA 99 Antistatic
- ISO Class 5 Compatible
- Strong Double Stitched Seams
Quantumwear comes in two versions: Attached Hood and Boot (H&B) sizes L-8X , and No Hood / No Boot (NHNB)
sizes XL-6XL. Both product come 25 suits per case.
Download the product spec sheet here. View the videos below, to see how much better Quantumwear® performs against two brands commonly used in commercial nuclear power, and Department of Energy remediation sites.