A special method of testing heat-resistant PPE has been worked out by specialists. It is based on laboratories trials, in which an electric arc impact simulating equipment is used. Fabrics, textile systems and ready garments, both new and after usage are tested according to the method.
Reliability of a garment design can be evaluated by laboratory tests with exposing the clothing to open flame in a special apparatus. During 4 seconds gas burners are affecting the garment. 122 heat sensors measure and record temperature changes under the fabric. It allows estimating "residual" burns as well.
Group of companies Energocontract has developed and is producing a unique anti-ticks apparel Bio’s Top®. The garment has been developed for workers of fuel-and-energy and other sectors of the Russian industry, which are closely connected with biological risks. Made of aramid Bio’S Top® garment provides protection against 6 affecting factors: thermal influence of electric arc, open fire, dirt and debris, static charge, stings of ticks and other bloodsucking insects.
According to European standards for chainsaw protection UNE-EN 381-11:2003 and UNE-EN 381-5:1995 ARMEX S20 has been tested in a specialized laboratory in Spain. Different parts of the jacket and the overalls has been cutting by a chainsaw with a speed 20 m/s. The material stopped the working chain (Class 1).