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  • EN ISO 13506-1:2017

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    Protective clothing against heat and flame - Part 1: Test method for complete garments - Measurement of transferred energy using an instrumented manikin (ISO 13506-1:2017)

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    Published date:  16-08-2017

    Publisher:  Comite Europeen de Normalisation

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    ISO 13506-1:2017 specifies the overall requirements, equipment and calculation methods to provide results that can be used for evaluating the performance of complete garments or protective clothing ensembles exposed to short duration flame engulfment.This test method establishes a rating system to characterize the thermal protection provided by single-layer and multi-layer garments made of flame resistant materials. Any material construction such as coated, quilted or sandwich can be used. The rating is based on the measurement of heat transfer to a full-size manikin exposed to convective and radiant energy in a laboratory simulation of a fire with controlled heat flux, duration and flame distribution. The heat transfer data are summed over a prescribed time to give the total transferred energy.For the purposes of this test method, the incident heat flux is limited to a nominal level of 84 kW/m2 and limited to exposure durations of 3 s to 12 s dependant on the risk assessment and expectations from the thermal insulating capability of the garment. The results obtained apply only to the particular garments or ensembles, as tested, and for the specified conditions of each test, particularly with respect to the heat flux, duration and flame distribution.This test method requires a visual evaluation, observation and inspection on the overall behaviour of the test specimen during and after the exposure as the garment or complete ensemble on the manikin is recorded before, during and after the flame exposure. Visuals of the garment or complete ensemble on the manikin are recorded (i.e. video and still images) before, during and after the flame exposure. This also applies to the evaluation of protection for the hands or the feet when they do not contain sensors. For the interfaces of ensembles tested, the test method is limited to visual inspection. The effects of body position and movement are not addressed in this test method.The heat flux measurements can also be used to calculate the predicted skin burn injury resulting from the exposure (see ISO 13506-2).This test method does not simulate high radiant exposures such as those found in arc flash exposures, some types of fire exposures where liquid or solid fuels are involved, nor exposure to nuclear explosions.NOTE 1 This test method provides information on material behaviour and a measurement of garment performance on a stationary upright manikin. The relative size of the garment and the manikin and the fit of the garment on the shape of the manikin have an important influence on the performance.NOTE 2 This test method is complex and requires a high degree of technical expertise in both the test setup and operation.NOTE 3 Even minor deviations from the instructions in this test method can lead to significantly different test results.

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    Committee CEN/TC 162
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Comite Europeen de Normalisation
    Status Current

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    ISO 6330:2012 Textiles Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing
    ISO 6942:2002 Protective clothing — Protection against heat and fire — Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat
    ISO 9151:2016 Protective clothing against heat and flame Determination of heat transmission on exposure to flame
    ISO/TR 11610:2004 Protective clothing Vocabulary
    ISO 11999-3:2015 PPE for firefighters Test methods and requirements for PPE used by firefighters who are at risk of exposure to high levels of heat and/or flame while fighting fires occurring in structures Part 3: Clothing
    ISO 3801:1977 Textiles — Woven fabrics — Determination of mass per unit length and mass per unit area
    ISO 9162:2013 Petroleum products Fuels (class F) Liquefied petroleum gases Specifications
    ISO 13506-2:2017 Protective clothing against heat and flame Part 2: Skin burn injury prediction Calculation requirements and test cases
    ISO 15797:2002 Textiles Industrial washing and finishing procedures for testing of workwear
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