Chemical Protection

CHEMICAL PROTECTION

EN 13034 TYPE PB (6)

Clothing offering protection against liquid chemicals, exposure to light spraying, vapour or low pressure, low quantity spraying. Type PB [6] only covers and protects certain parts of the body.

In Detail:
European standard for garments that provide a limited protective function against chemicals in liquid form. Suitable for work in environments where there may be a risk of chemical splashes but where a total chemical barrier is not required. * PB = Partial Body protection

THE FOLLOWING CHEMICALS ARE TESTED ACCORDING TO EN 14325:
• Sulphuric acid, H2SO4, 30%
• Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, 30%
• O-xylene, undiluted
• 1-butanol, undiluted

Design Demands:
The construction of seams shall prevent entry of liquids through stitch holes or through other components of a seam and not obstruct run-off of the liquid.

Fabric Demands:
Mechanical strength, liquid repellency, resistance to penetration by liquids and resistance to ignition.

USER INFORMATION:
Use a jacket and trousers or jacket and bib’n’brace together that are approved to this standard. Two-piece protective clothing must be worn together to provide the specified level of protection. The garment has not been tested as a full one-piece garment, Type 6.

If chemicals are accidentally splashed on the garment, the wearer should immediately move away from the affected area and carefully remove the garment, ensuring that the chemicals or liquid do not come into contact with any part of the skin. The garment must then be cleaned or taken out of use