A Handy Reference Guide to NFPA Standards

Shown here is a an overview of the NFPA standards that apply specifically to protective apparel, along with details on our products certified to these standards. If you need additional information on NFPA or other technical issues, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-600-4019 or email customer service.


Overview of NFPA Standards
  NFPA 1991 - 2016 NFPA 1992 - 2018 NFPA 1994
Class 1 - 2018
NFPA 1994
Class 2 - 2018
NFPA 1994
Class 3 - 2018
NFPA 1994
Class 4 - 2018
NFPA 1999
Scope Hazmat Response Vapor Hazmat Response Liquid Chem/Bio Terrorism Incident Response Vapor Chem/Bio Terrorism Incident Response Vapor Chem/Bio Terrorism Incident Response Liquid Chem/Bio Terrorism Incident Response Particle Emergency Medical Services Single Use
Chemical vs Garment Fabric, Seams, Visors, Gloves, Boots Permeation resistance
1 hr vs 21 industrial chemicals, 4 toxic industrial chemicals and warfare agents soman and mustard
Penetration resistance
1 hr vs 10 industrial chemicals
Permeation resistance
1 hr vs 6 toxic industrial chemicals and agents mustard and soman
Permeation resistance
1 hr vs 5 toxic industrial chemicals and agents mustard and soman
Permeation resistance
1 hr vs 5 toxic industrial chemicals and agents mustard and soman
Challenge Level 100% concentration and full contact 100 g/m2 agents 100% concentration and full contact Liquids 20g/m2 Gases 10000 ppm Closed Top Cell Liquids 10g/m2 Gases 350 ppm Closed Top Cell Liquids 10g/m2 Gases 40 ppm Open Top Cell
Breakthrough Criteria Cumulative Permeation 6.0 TIC’s, 4.0 mustard, 1.25 soman ASTM F 903 Visual liquid Cumulative Permeation 6.0 TIC’s, 4.0 mustard, 1.25 soman Cumulative Permeation 6.0 TIC’s, 4.0 mustard, 1.25 soman Cumulative Permeation 6.0 TIC’s, 4.0 mustard, 1.25 soman
System ASTM F 1052
Pressure Test
MIST Inward Leakage
PDDF >488
ASTM F 1359
Shower Test >60min
ASTM F 1359
Shower Test >20 min
ASTM F 1052
Pressure Test
MIST PPDF >441
ASTM F 1359
Shower Test >60 min
MIST PDDF >328
ASTM F 1359
Shower Test >20 min
MIST PDDF >69
ASTM F 1359
Shower Test >4 min
Particle Inward Leakage Test <5% Shower Test > 8 min
Flame Resistance ASTM F 1358 Pass
3 second burn only
Flash Option
Flash Option Pass
3 second burn only
Flash Option
Flash Option Flash Option Flash Option
COMFORT Total Heat Loss Evaporative Resistance Option TL >200
Ret <30
TL >200
Ret <30
MTVR > 650 g/m@/24hr/td>
Viral Resistance ASTM F 1671 FABRIC/ SEAMS Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
Components Kevlar Glove Specify Respirator Specify Respirator Specify Respirator Specify Respirator
Kappler Products Frontline® 500 F5H582-91
F5H583-91, F5H580-9C, F5H582-9Z
Zytron® 300 -
Z3H426-92, Z3H427-92, Z3H428-92, Z3H437-92, Z3H576-92, Z3H577-92, Z3H579-92
DuraChem® 500
D5H458-94
Zytron® 500
Z5HTN-C2
DuraChem® 500
D5H458-94
Provent Plus
PPH439-99
Lantex® 100
L1H459-99
*See NFPA Certified Garments below for links to Kappler products certified to the current standard.

NFPA Certified Garment Styles

NFPA Certified Garments - 1991-2016 Edition

Vapor

F5H582-91 (Front Entry)

Vapor

F5H583-91 (Rear Entry)

Vapor

F5H580-9C (CE Type 1aET)

Vapor

F5H582-9Z (Reverse Pull Zipper)

Made with Frontline® 500 Fabric

Vapor Total Encapsulating Suit, Front Entry or Rear Entry, Expanded Back, Large AntiFog Visor System, Double Heat Sealed/Taped Seams, Knee Reinforcements, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48" Gas-Tight Urethane Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with FR Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Field Replaceable 2N1® Glove System and Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Silver
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 12 lb/ 3.6 kg

NFPA Certified Garment - 1994 Class 2 - 2018 Edition

Vapor

Z5HTN-C2

Vapor Total Encapsulating Suit, Front Entry with Expanded Back, Double Heat Sealed/Taped Seams, Large AntiFog Visor System, 2 Exhaust Valves, 48” Gas-Tight PVC Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Field Replaceable 2N1® Glove System and Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Orange or Charcoal
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: 9 lb/4.1 kg

NFPA Certified Garment - 1999

Coverall

PPH439-99

Hood, zipper front with storm aps, elastic back waist, wrists ankles and face opening. Note: Garment has Heat Sealed/Taped Seams on inside.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Blue
Quantity: 6/cs
Weight: 6 lbs - 2.7 kg

NFPA Certified Garments - 1992-2012 Edition

Splash

Z3H427-92 (Double Glove)

Splash

Z3H437-92 (Single Glove)

Made with Zytron® 300 Fabric

Splash Protective Coverall, Elastic Hood Opening with special design for better fit against respirator, with Attached Gloves.Front Zipper extends diagonally across chest up into hood for easier donning/doffing. Urethane Zipper has Double Storm Flaps with Hook and Loop Fasteners. Sock Booties with Splash Guards. Boot Splash Guards have elastic edge. Z3H427-92 has permanently attached 2N1® Glove System. Z3H437-92 has Neoprene Gloves.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Tan
Quantity: 6/cs
Weight: 9 lb/4.1 kg
Splash

Z3H576-92 (Rear Entry)

Splash

Z3H577-92 (Front Entry)

Made with Zytron 300 Fabric

Splash Protective Total Encapsulating Suit, Front Entry or Rear Entry, Expanded Back, Large PVC Visor, Attached Neoprene Gloves, Sock Booties with Splash Guards, 2 Exhaust Valves, Urethane Zipper has Double Storm Flaps with hook & Loop Fasteners.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Tan
Quantity: 6/cs
Weight: 9 lb/4.1 kg

NFPA CERTIFIED GARMENT - 1994 CLASS 1 & 2 - 2018 EDITION

Coverall

D5H458-94

Attached Hood with Rubber Gasket Face Opening, Rear Entry Zipper, Attached Butyl Gloves, Attached Sock Booties with Boot Flaps.

Size: XS-5X
Color: Tan
Quantity: 1/cs
Weight: Contact Customer Service
Coverall

L1H459-99

Rear entry zipper, attached hood with elastomeric gasket around face opening. Attached sock-booties with splash guards. Elastic wrists with finger loops to secure sleeves to gloved hands.

Heat Sealed/Taped Seam
Size: XS-5X
Color: Black
Quantity: 6/cs
Weight: 6lb / 2.7 kg