Portwest FR80 Multi-Norm Coverall

Portwest FR80 Multi-Norm Coverall

Portwest

Product Code:  FR80
Brand:  Portwest


This coverall is perfect for the demands of the petrochemical industry. The highly technical fabric provides flame, heat, iron splash, chemical, electric arc and anti-static protection. The high collar and studded flaps on each pocket provide maximum protection.

BIZFLAME Fabric Information

Manufactured from 99% Cotton, 1% carbon fibre 245g Bizflame multi has been expertly developed to provide hi-vis, flame, welding, electric arc and anti-static protection while offering guaranteed wearer comfort. This advanced tecnology fabric is worn with confidence by thousands of workers across a range of industries offering maximum comfort and outstanding protection.

Bizflame Multi, 345g

Features:

  • CE certified
  • Guaranteed flame resistance for life of garment
  • Protection against radiant
  • convective and contact heat
  • Chemical resistant
  • Certified protection against molten metal splash
  • ARC2 (previously HRC2)
  • Class 1 welding protection
  • Knee pad pockets to facilitate knee pads *Knee pads sold separately
  • Triple-stitched seams for extra durability
  • 50+ UPF rated fabric to block 98% of UV rays
  • 9 pockets for ample storage
  • Radio loops for easy clipping of a radio
  • Hook and loop cuffs for a secure fit
  • Action back for extra freedom of movement
  • Side elastic waist for ultimate wearer comfort
  • Side access pockets
  • Concealed stud front for easy access
  • Rule pocket

EN ISO 11612:2008

Protective Clothing Against Heat and Flame

The Performance requirements set out in this international standard are applicable to garment, which could be worn for a wide range of end uses, where the is a need for clothing with limited flame spread properties and where the used can be exposed to radiant, convective or contact heat or molton metal splashes.

This test uses standard methods and conditions to predict the performance of fabric/garment in the event of contact with heat or flames. Garment features such as seams, closures and logos must be tested as well as the fabric. Tests must be carried out on pre=treated components according to the manufacturers care label.

Specific Testing is listed below:

  • Dimensional Charge
  • Limited Flame Spread (A1+A2)*
  • Convective Heat (B) – 3 Levels
  • Radiant Heat (C) - 4 Levels
  • Molten Aluminium Splash (D) – 3 Levels
  • Molten Iron Splash E - 3 Levels
  • Contact Heat (F) – 3 Levels (Temp 250 Degrees Celcius)
  • Heat Resistance at a temperature of 180 Degrees Celcius
  • Tensile Strength Must meet a minimum of 300N
  • Tear Strength must meet a minimum of 15N
  • Bursting Strength
  • Seam Strength

Garment Design requires that coverage must be provided from the neck to the wrist and to the ankles.

Optional Testing includes water vapour resistance and manikin testing for overall burn prediction.

*This test must be carried out on fabric and seams.

 

EN ISO 11611: 2007

Protective Clothing for Use in Welding and Allied Processes

The International standard specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes (Excluding Hand Protection).

The International Standard Specifies two classes with specific performance requirements:

Class 1 is protection against less hazardous welding techniques and situations causing lower levels of spatter and radiant heat.

Class 2 is protection against more hazardous welding techniques and situations causing higher levels of spatter and radiant heat.

EN ISO 11611 requires that protective suits completely cover the upper and lower torso, neck, arms and legs. There are a number of other design requirements which must be followed to prevent molten droplets lodging anywhere on the garment.

Testing must be carried out on pre-treated components according to the manufacturers care label.

  • Tensile Strength (must meet a minimum of 400N)
  • Tear Strength (Must meet a minimum of 20N)
  • Bursting Strength
  • Seam Strength
  • Dimensional Charge
  • Requirements of Leather
  • Limited Flame Spread (A1+A2)*
  • Molten Droplets
  • Heat Transfer (Radiation)
  • Electrical Resistance

*This test must be carried out on the fabric and seams.

 

EN1149 -5

Protective Clothing against the Thermal Hazards of an Electric Arc

This European Standard is part of a series of standards for test methods and requirements for electrostatic properties of protective clothing. The standard specifies material and design requirements for garments used as part of a total earthed system, to avoid incendiary discharges. The requirements may not be sufficient in oxygen enriched flammable atmospheres. This standard is not applicable for protection against mains voltages.

EN 1149 consists of the following parts:

EN 1149-1: Test Method for measurement of surface resistivty.

EN 1149-2: Test Method for measurement of the electrical resistance through a material (Vertical resistance)

EN 1149-3: Test Methods for measurement of charge decay.

EN 1149-4: Garment Test (under development)

EN 1149-5: Material Performance and design requirements.

Electrostatics dissipative protective clothing shall be able to permanently cover all non-complying materials during normal use. Conductives parts (Zips, Buttons etc) are permitted provided they are cover by the outermost material when in use.

 

IEC 61482-2: 2009

Protective Clothing Against The Thermal Hazards of An Electric Arc

This standard specifies requirements and test methods applicable to materials and garments for protective clothing against the thermal effects of an electric arc event. An electric arc is a continuous electric discharge of high current between conductors generating very bright light and intensive heat.

Two international test methods have been developed to provide information on the resistance of clothing to the thermal effects of electric arcs. Each method gives different information. To comply with our standard either or both tests must be carried out.

Box Method EN 61482-1-2

The fabric/garment is exposed to an electric arc confined in a specific box with a specific electrode arrangement for 0.5 seconds. Class 1 is to the current of 4kA arc, Class 2 is to a current 7 kA arc. Test conditions for Class 1 and 2 try to stimulate typical exposure conditions for a short circuit current of 4kA and 7kA respectively.

Open Arc Method EN61482-1-1

This test method aims to establish the ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value) of Ebt (Energy Breakopen Threshold) of a fabric. The APTV is the amount of energy required to cause a 2nd degree burn through the material prior to breakopen (50% probability). The EBT is the amount of energy where the material breaks-open (50% probability). This is normally the upper thermal limit of the fabric where the fibres are damaged and material loses mechanical strength, Both APTV and Ebt are expressed in calories per cm2.

 

EN 13034:2005

Protective Clothing Against Liquid Chemicals

Performance requirements for chemical protective clothing offering limited protective performance against liquid chemicals (Type 6 and Type PB [6] equipment). This stamdard specifies the minimum requirements for limiter use and re-useable limited performance chemical protective clothing. Limited performance chemical protective clothing is intended for use in cases of a potential exposure to a light spray, liquid aerosols or low pressure, low volume splashes, against which a complete liquid permeation barrier (at a molecular level) is not required.

The Standard covers both chemical protective suits (Type 6) and partial body protection (Type PB [6]).

Type 6 suits are tested using a mist or fine spray of water with a dye added to aid the assessment of leakage. The test subject wears an absorbent suit underneath the one to be tested, which absorbs any leaks and is stained by the dye.

Success or failure is determined by measuring the total area of any stains on three suits and comparing this with the requirement. A range of other tests is specified, including resistance to abrasion, tear strength, tensile strength, resistance to puncture, resistance to ignition, resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals and seam strength. In the test for liquid chemical repellency and resistance to penetration by liquid chemicals, a bank of four test chemicals is given in the standard although the requirement is that the suit material demonstrates adequate repellency and resistance to penetration against one chemical from the list.

  XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Chest Size in INCHES 32 - 33 - 34 36 - 38 40 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 47 - 48 50 - 52 54 - 55
Chest Size in CM 80 - 84 - 88 92 - 96 100 - 104 108 - 112 116 - 120 - 124 128 - 132 136 - 140
Eur Conversions 40 - 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52 54 - 56 58 - 60 - 62 64 - 66 68 - 70

Size guide produced by manufacturer.


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Rating:  
Excellent service
Sunday, 12 August 2018  |  Nick

Quality service and product.


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Superb
Sunday, 12 August 2018  |  Andrew

These trousers are perfect for my job as an HGV driver. They are very comfortable, very well made and fit exactly as expected. I will be buying more of these in the future!


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Best quality ''Hi-Vis'' for cyclists on the market ! Highest possible safety level
Tuesday, 7 August 2018  |  Martin

I first bought these waistcoats 2 years ago though Amazon from this manufacturer. Now I again ordered 5 for all my family and friends. We all are everyday cyclists. These are the only waistcoat-style sleeved Hi-Vis tops with extremely bright orange and yellow. Highest Safety level. Not only that: the way the colours are arranged make these Hi-Vis' extremely visible - we get a lot of comments on this . To have sleeves is important for cyclists since you indicate direction with your arms - with a "normal" vest this is a problem. The quality of these sleeved waistcoats is second to none: 2 years in DAILY use, Summer and Winter, washed approximately 5x and they still look perfectly fine and do what they should do. Okay, we had to fix a few seems which is perfectly and easily done, but otherwise a perfectly long lasting product. Colours DO NOT FADE either in Sun nor with time....


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First class service
Friday, 3 August 2018  |  Sue

Swift service and prompt delivery of quality product. Thanks SP


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Comfortable, practical, good quality jacket
Saturday, 28 July 2018  |  Stuart

Going on the low price, I was skeptical as to the quality of this jacket when I ordered. I'm no longer skeptical. It's a great jacket & I'd buy another in a hearbeat.
It fits perfectly with none of the usual tight or loose spots that hinder welders & machinists.
It keeps out chilly draughts but doesn't boil you to death.
The fabric is easy on bare skin & wont make you itch.
It's light enough that it doesn't give you that oppressive "PPE feeling" but heavy enough that you know you're suitably protected.

The service from BKSafetyWear was second to none - my first colour of choice was out of stock & I was very quickly offered the option of a refund, a second choice or to wait on back-order. Dispatch & delivery was fast & efficient.

10/10 all round.
100% recommend Portwest gear.
100% trust BKSafetyWear to supply my small business any day!
Very many thanks!