Nanofull Structural Fire Fighting Hood. Nomex patented NanoFlex LAM Technology provides excellent thermal insulation and low thermal conductivity. Providing high filtration efficency, blocking most dangerous particles, including against 99% of bacteria, virus, and cancer carrying particles. Nomex NanoFlex LAM Technology in the head and shoulders. 98% Aramid, 2% antistatic in 50mm inset crown comfort panel. Total protection, breathability and comfort. Tested before and after 50 washes, with no reduction in protection and performance after washing. 100% recyclable raw materials according to REACH OEKO-TEX. One size fits all. 2 year warranty for material and workmanship.
Material: NanoFlex LAM Technology
Outer Knit 33% Meta-Aramid – Mid layer 6% Nomex Nano Flex 3% PU FR – Innner Knit 29% Meta-Aramid 29% viscose FR
Parietal Area (50mm crown comfort panel)
98% Aramid 2% antistatic fibers
Colour: Cream as standard, other colours on request
Size: One size
EN 13688:2013 – General requirements for protective clothing
EN 13911:2017 – Protective Clothing For Firefighters – Requirements And Test Methods For Fire Hoods For Firefighters
EN 1149-5 – Anti Static – Material performance and design requirements
An arc flash is a sudden release of electrical energy that occurs when current jumps across a gap between two conductors or from a conductor to a ground. The arc flash generates an intense burst of heat and light that can cause serious injuries, damage to equipment, and fires.
Arc flashes can occur in a wide range of electrical systems and equipment, including switchgear, transformers, motors, and other high-voltage components. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including equipment failure, human error, or a short circuit.
The intense heat generated by an arc flash can cause severe burns, as well as ignite clothing and other materials in the surrounding area, leading to secondary fires. The bright light from the arc flash can also cause temporary or permanent vision damage.
To prevent arc flash incidents, it’s important to follow proper electrical safety procedures, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), de-energizing equipment before working on it, and maintaining a safe distance from energized equipment.
Understanding Arc Ratings and Calories
Now that you understand FR clothing is tested and given an arc rating, you know that the arc rating measures the amount of heat the flame resistant fabric blocks when exposed to electric arc. The arc rating is the number of calories that the garment is expected to “absorb” if exposed to an electric arc. Arc rating is, in essence, the level of protection provided to you, the wearer.
Calorie is the unit of measure of the heat energy of an arc flash and the protective level of FR clothing. The bigger the calorie number, the greater the heat energy level of arc flash and the greater the protective level of the clothing. You will be protected from an electric arc if your clothing has a higher calorie arc rating than the calories of heat generated by the arc.
While it does not matter if the fabric has an Ebt, ATPV and or ELIM value, it is important to pay attention to the calorie level the fabric can support* (as expressed in cal/cm2)