​EN 13034 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TYPE 6 AND TYPE PB [6] CHEMICAL PROTECTION?

​EN 13034 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TYPE 6 AND TYPE PB [6] CHEMICAL PROTECTION?

Posted by Helen Wood on behalf of Pressure Pump Solutions Ltd on 20th Dec 2021

EN 13034 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TYPE 6 AND TYPE PB [6] CHEMICAL PROTECTION?

EN 13034 specifies the performance criteria for disposable and reusable chemical protection gear (Type 6 and Type PB [6]).

Chemical protective clothing with limited performance (disposable and reusable) is designed for use in situations when a complete barrier to chemical exposure is not required, such as light sprays, liquid aerosols, and low volume splashes.

A mist or tiny spray of water is used to check that a chemical protective suit meets Type 6 protection standards. A moderate detergent is added to the water to provide a certain surface tension, and a dye is injected to aid in leak detection. Underneath the one beingtested;the test participant wears an absorbent suit that absorbs any leaks and is dyed by the dye. The total area of any stains on three suits is measured and compared to the requirement to determine success or failure. Leaks are most likely to happen around closures and interfaces, but liquid can also seep through the material.

Type PB [6] testing is conducted in a similar way to the Type 6 suit test but only on partial body garments such as sleeves, aprons, coats etc.

TYPE 6 VS. TYPE PB [6]

The standard covers both chemical protective suits (Type 6) and partial body protection (Type PB [6]

CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE SUITS (TYPE 6)

cover and protect at least the trunk and the limbs, e.g., one-piece coveralls or two-piece suits with or without hood, boot-socks or boot covers.

Portwest BizTex Microporous Coverall Type 4/5/6 ST60

PARTIAL BODY PROTECTION

of similar limited performance Type PB [6] covers and protects only specific parts of the body,e.g.,coats, aprons, sleeves etc. 

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