WHAT EXACTLY IS EN ISO 11612?

WHAT EXACTLY IS EN ISO 11612?

Posted by Helen Wood on behalf of Pressure Pump Solutions Ltd - Authorised Dealers for Hyundia Power Products & Portwest Workwear in the UK on 6th Jan 2022

EN ISO 11612 is the standard for protective clothing against heat and flame.

Workers in the following industries wear this type of clothing: • the oil and gas industry, • welding and associated operations, • mining, • petroleum, and many other industries.

AS PART OF EN ISO 11612, A RANGE OF SPECIFIC TESTS ARE CONDUCTED, INCLUDING TESTS FOR:

Flame Spread Test: For 10 seconds, a flame is held against a cloth. The cloth should not continue to burn after it has been removed. There should be no signs of a hole, melting, or molten debris.

Tensile Strength Test: When stretched or gripped, the fabric must sustain a minimum force of 300 newtons.
Tear Resistance Test: Before tearing, the fabric must endure a minimum force of 10 newtons.
Heat Resistance Test: The fabric is heated in an oven at 180°C for 5 minutes and must not ignite, melt, or shrink to meet the standard.

OVER 91 FR STYLES HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED TO EN ISO 11612 STANDARD BY PORTWEST

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