EN ISO 6942

ISO 12127 protection fabric

RADIANT HEAT

The EN ISO 6942 standard determines the test method for assessing a material and a set of materials when exposed to a source of radiant heat.

EN ISO 6942 TEST METHOD CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

TEST METHOD

DESCRIPTION
MINIMUM COMPLIANCE VALUES

EN ISO 6942

For each material or set of materials, a minimum of 3 samples will be tested (230 mm x 70 mm).

Test: a sample of fabric will be subjected to an incident radiant heat flow of 20-40 kW/m² ± 5%, as per the test standard. The heat that goes through the sample will be measured using a calorimeter located behind, and in contact with, the fabric sample.

Radiation will be stopped when the heat indicator reaches 24°C, or after 5 minutes. The time needed, in seconds, to produce the temperature increase in the calorimeter is measured. This time is the length of time that will pass before the person using the suit will start to feel pain due to second degree burns caused by this increase in temperature.

Sectors where the EN ISO 6942 TEST METHOD is applicable

IRON FOUNDRY
COOPER FOUNDRY

ALUMINIUM FOUNDRY

ZINC FOUNDRY
GLASS FOUNDRY

CEMENT PLANTS

FIREFIGHTERS

SOME MARINA TEXTIL FABRICS THAT COMPLY WITH THE TEST METHOD EN ISO 6942