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Requirements and test methods for the evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat have been updated.

EN ISO 6942:2022 specifies two methods (method A and method B) for determining the behaviour of materials for heat protective clothing subjected to heat radiation.

The tests are performed on representative single or multi-layer textiles or other materials intended for heat protective clothing.

Method A is used to visually assess any changes in the material after the action of heat radiation.

Method B is to determine the protective effect of the materials.

The materials can be tested with both methods or with only one of them.

The tests according to these two methods serve to classify materials; however, in order to make a statement or prediction about the suitability of a material for protective clothing additional criteria must be considered.

Since the tests are conducted at room temperature, the results do not necessarily correspond to the behaviour of the materials at higher ambient temperatures and are therefore only to a limited extent suitable for predicting the performance of the protective clothing made from the materials under test.

 

Title:
EN ISO 6942:2022 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 6942:2022)

Date of Availability: 14.09.2022

Previous version harmonised under Personal protective equipment Regulation (EU) 2016/425:
EN 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 6942:2002)

More information here:
CEN website: EN ISO 6942:2022

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