NFPA 1991 Certified Apparel For Chemical Flash-Fire Protection.
Certified to NFPA 1991, Frontline® 500 offers proven three-way protection – broad chemical holdout, plus flame resistance and radiant heat protection for the additional hazards encountered in a chemical flash-fire. NFPA certification includes base plus Optional Flash Fire and Liquified Gas requirements. Like many Kappler garments, this is a 'multi-use, single exposure’ suit. Frontline 500 provides excellent holdout for the ASTM F1001 battery and many additional chemicals.
To ensure optimal radiant heat protection, Kappler's focus on user survivability included Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing in addition to the NFPA 1991 Chemical Flash Fire Option. Pyroman results for Frontline 500 indicated 0% body burn – a huge confidence factor when facing a chemical flash situation.
The Pyroman Thermal Manikin test dramatically illustrates how Kappler technology improves user survivability.
Because of Kappler’s commitment to user survivability, Frontline garments designed to protect against a chemical flash-fire are subjected to intense testing in order to simulate real-world exposure. Chemical flash-fires are known to generate heat up to 1900º F. The Pyroman Thermal Manikin test at North Carolina State University produces this environment for 6 seconds in order to predict a percentage of body burn a wearer might experience. Sensors on the manikin indicate not only the area of the body affected, but also predict severity of the burn. The Frontline 500 encapsulating suit performed exceptionally well in both measurements, with 0% body burn indicated. The Frontline 300 ensemble garment indicated less than 1% body burn.
Frontline® 500 Vapor Total Encapsulating Suit - NFPA 1991 Edition. Front Entry AquaSeal® Gas-Tight Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with FR Hook & Loop Closure, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System with Additional FEP Overlay, Expanded Back, Field Replaceable 2N1® Glove System and Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Knee Reinforcements, 2 Exhaust Valves.Heat Sealed / Taped
|Weight:||12 lb / 5.44 kg|
Frontline® 500 Vapor Total Encapsulating Suit - NFPA 1991 Edition. Rear Entry AquaSeal® Gas-Tight Zipper, Double Storm Flaps with FR Hook & Loop Closure, Expanded View AntiFog Visor System, with Additional FEP Overlay, Expanded Back, Field Replaceable 2N1® Glove System and Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves, Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards, Knee Reinforcements, 2 Exhaust Valves.Heat Sealed / Taped
|Weight:||12 lb / 5.44 kg|
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|ASTM F1001 Chemical Test Battery*|
|n - Hexane||>480|
|1,3 Butadiene Gas||>480|
|Ethylene Oxide Gas||>480|
|Hydrogen Chloride Gas||>480|
|Methyl Chloride Gas||>480|
Frontline garments are designed for chemical flash fire protection FOR ESCAPE ONLY in the event of a chemical flash fire.
|Chemical Warfare Agent Data**|
|Bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide (Mustard:HD)||>480||4.0 ug/cm2|
|Isopropyl methylfluorophosphonate (Sarin:GB)||>480||1.25 ug/cm2|
|Chlorovinyl arsinedichloride (Lewisite:L)||>240||4.0 ug/cm2|
|O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate (Nerve:VX)||>480||1.25 ug/cm2|
|Typical Physical Properties|
|Grab Tensile Strength MD* ASTM D751(lbs/N)||137 / 609.38|
|Grab Tensile Strength CD* ASTM D751(lbs/N)||166 / 738.37|
|Tear Resistance Trapezoid MD*(lbs/N) method details below**||13.5 / 60.05|
|Tear Resistance Trapezoid CD*(lbs/N) method details below**||14 / 62.27|
|Ball Burst ASTM D3787 (lbs/N)||134 / 596.03|
|Flammability Resistance ASTM F1358||PASS|
| *MD - Machine Direction, CD - Cross Direction
**ASTM D1117 (Zytron 100, 200) ASTM D5587 (Zytron 300, 400, 500) ASTM D571 (Frontline 300, 500)
Frontline 500 has been tested for thermal protective performance (TPP) in accordance with ISO 17492, Clothing for Protection Against Heat and Flame, and showed a TPP value of 32.
Frontline 500 meets the requirements for flame resistance in accordance with ASTM F1358.
Frontline 500 meets requirements of NFPA 1991, including base requirements plus optional Flash-Fire and Liquified Gas requirements.
Frontline 500 has been tested in accordance with ASTM F 1930-00 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin. The Frontline 500 ensemble garment indicated less than 0% body burn after a six-second burn test.
The details shown here represent only a fraction of the chemicals tested against Kappler fabrics – a list that’s constantly being expanded. The latest list of chemicals in the Kappler database is always available via HazMatch – get the mobile app or use the online application here. If you don’t see your specific chemical, click here for details on Kappler’s free testing program.View HazMatch Free Testing Program
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