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Portwest A500 Welders Gauntlet Gloves

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Portwest A500 Welders Gauntlet Gloves


Product Code:  A500
Brand:  Portwest

Portwest A500 Welders Gauntlet

The Portwest A500 is a 14" Cow split leather welding guantlet with a one piece back and full cotton lining for comfort. One Size.

EN 420, EN 388, EN 407, EN 12477, ANSI/ISEA 105-2011

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Protective Gloves : General Requirements

EN420 : 2003 + A1 2009

This standard defines the general requirements for glove design and construction, innocuousness, cleaning instructions, electrostatic properties, sizing, dexterity, water vapour transmission and absorption along with marking and information

EN 388
Gloves giving protection from mechanical risks
Protection against mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers (performance levels), each representing test performance against a specific hazard.

1 Resistance to abrasion
Based on the number of cycles required to abrade through the sample glove (abrasion by sandpaper under a stipulated pressure). The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4 depending on how many revolutions are required to make a hole in the material. The higher the number, the better the glove. See table below.

2 Blade cut resistance
Based on the number of cycles required to cut through the sample at a constant speed. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

3 Tear resistance
Based on the amount of force required to tear the sample. 
The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

4 Puncture resistance
Based on the amount of force required to pierce the sample with a standard sized point. The protection factor is then indicated on a scale from 1 to 4.

Protective Gloves Against Thermal Risks (Heat and/or Fire)

EN 407: 2004

This standard specifies thermal performance for protective gloves against heat and/or fire. The heat and flame pictogram is accompanied by a 6 digit number.


Performance levels 1-4

f) resistance to a large melting metal spray

Amount of spray required to raise the glove to a certain temperature.

Performance levels 1-4

e) resistance to small melting metal spray

Amount of spray required to raise the glove to a certain temperature.

Performance levels 1-4

D) resistance to radiating heat

Time required to raise a given temperature level

Performance levels 1-4

c) resistance to convective heat

time during which the glove is able to delay the transfer of heat of a flame

Performance levels 1-4

b) resistance to contact heat

Temperature (within the range of 100 degrees to 500 degrees) at which the person wearing the gloves will not feel any pain (for a period of at least 15 seconds).

Performance levels 1-4

A) Resistance to flammability:

Time during which the material remains lit and continues to be consumed after the ignition source has been eliminated.

Protective Gloves For Welders

EN 12477: 2001

This European standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective gloves for use in manual metal welding, cutting and allied processes. According to their performance, protective gloves for Welders are classified into two types.

Type A: lower dexterity (with higher other performance).

Type B: Higher dexterity (with lower other performance).

ANSI/ISEA 105-2011

American National a Standard for Hand Protection

This standard addresses the classification and testing of hand protection for specific performance properties related to chemical and industrials applications. Hand protection includes gloves, mittens, partial gloves, or other items covering the hand or a portion of the hand that are intended to provide protection against or resistance to a specific hazard.

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Product Reviews
Average Rating (1 Review):  

Welders gloves
Sunday, 28 July 2019  |  Dennis

I purchased these to use with my log burner because the rigger gloves weren’t up to the job, these are perfect

Verified Customer Reviews
Excellent boots - and very quick service and delivery !!
Wednesday, 25 November 2020  |  Nina

This is the 2nd pair of these type of boots I have bought for my husband.....he says they are extremely comfortable to work in, hardwearing, flexible and keeps his feet very warm even with thin socks......well worth the price as they have a long lifespan.......and they are so easy to take on and off with the side zip. would buy these again. Ordering was quick and simple and good comms from company throughout.....and delivery was very fast, 2-3 days after ordering and we live in France !!

Well made product
Wednesday, 25 November 2020  |  Dennis

Nice comfortable garment, should be great in the summer.

Great value.
Sunday, 22 November 2020  |  Stan

The first hi-viz vests I ordered from another supplier were quite short in length. I found these to be ideal and as soon as I saw the make I knew they would be fine because they are the same brand as we use at work. I wanted a decent hi-viz to use for my other job as. MHE instructor and these have proved to be ideal.

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