CE Standard

CE Standard for protective clothing (EU)

Protective clothing is designed to resist various hazardous situations. Regulation (EU) 2016/425 indicates the categories of risk against which PPE is intended to protect users.

Chemical protective clothing complies with Category III, which includes exclusively the risks that may cause very serious consequences such as death or irreversible damage to health. And the requested certification enumerate on the following explanation.

TYPE 3 EN 14605

Type 3 Liquid Tight Suits

Suits which can protect against strong and directional jets of a liquid chemical such as spray from a burst pipe under pressure. Requires a barrier fabric and sealed seams.

  • Fabric, seams and joints being tested with intense and pressurized liquid jet
  • Low surface tension of liquid jets
  • Requires coveralls with fully sealed seam
  • One nozzle sprays at potential weak areas of coverall including chinstrap, crotch, zipper flap and joints

TYPE 4 EN 14605

Type 4 Spray Tight Suits

Suits which can protect against saturation of liquid chemical, where the volume of the liquid builds up on the suit forming pools, resulting in rivulets. Requires a barrier fabric and sealed seam.

  • 4 nozzles with general overspray of liquid without penetration on coverall
  • Low surface tension of liquid sprays being tested on whole garment to experiment saturation of fabric
  • Fabric, seams and joints being tested without pressurized liquid

TYPE 5 EN ISO 13982-1

Type 5 Dry Particle Suits

Suits for protection against hazardous dry particles.

  • Spray cabin filled with dust
  • The test is performed by real person, aims to simulate daily use
  • Subject (real person) performs 3 exercises on treadmill
  • Particle inward leakage(IL) and total inward leakage(TIL) must meet test requirements

TYPE 6 EN 13034

Type 6 Reduced Spray Suits

Suits for protection against light spray and splashes of liquid chemicals where there is no directional spray or build up of liquid on the suit, but there may be a fine mist of droplets in the atmosphere.

  • 4 nozzles with general overspray of liquid without penetration on coverall
  • Low surface tension of liquid sprays being tested on whole garment to experiment saturation of fabric
  • Fabric, seams and joints being tested without pressurized liquid
  • About 40% of the liquid spray is loaded onto the suit compared with Type 4 test

EN 1073-2

Against radioactive Contamination

Protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination.

  • The standard was developed to be applied in nuclear industry without protection against ionizing radiation
  • The test follows the same protocols as Type 5 test with different judgement criteria
  • The standard was developed to be applied in nuclear industry without protection against ionizing radiation
  • The test follows the same protocols as Type 5 test with different judgement criteria

EN ISO 14116

Flame Retardant Test

Limited flame spray materials, material assemblies, and clothing.

To check whether the fabric/materials burn while contacting heat source. Whether the fabric stops flame spreading if burned

Requirements for limited flame spread Index 1

  • No spreading of the flame
  • No flaming debris
  • No afterglow
  • A hole may be formed

EN 1149-5

Anti-Stastic

  • The standard specifies a set of requirements and test methods to measure the fabric protection against static electricity or charge decay
  • Electrostatic resistance is required when the wearer is exposed to environments where sparks could cause explosions or ignition
  • Coveralls according to this standard do not offer protection from main voltages

EN 14126

Against biological hazards

  • The standard specifies a set of requirements and test methods to measure the fabric protection against infective agents
  • ISO 16603, ISO 16604, ISO/DIS 22611 determines penetration by blood, body fluids, blood borne and biologically contaminated aerosol
  • ISO 22612, ISO 22610 determines the resistance of dry and wet microbial penetration

DIN 32781

Against pesticides

  • The test standard covers requirements in chemical penetration, fabric strength and ergonomics.
  • The certification includes EN 14786, which simulates liquid spray of drugs
  • Five different pesticides including U46-D-Fluid (BASF), Pirimor Granulat (Syngenta), Amistar(Syngenta), Betanal Expert(Bayer), Folicur(Bayer) are tested to ensure protection against pesticides

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