Chemical suits

All about chemical resistant suits


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All about chemical resistant suits

Protection against dust, particles and chemicals. Find the suit you need here.

Chemical suits are also known as disposable clothing. However, it is not always correct since there are suits for multiple use. Chemical suits and disposable suits to protect against dust, particles and chemicals - depending on the suit.

Step 1. Considerations for chemical suits

Clothing for protection against dust and chemicals are approved to EN 340. Approval is divided into 6 types:

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Class 1: Gas-tight - even in seams and zipper.

Type 1: EN 943-1 or 943-2

Gas-tight suits - for protection against toxic gases and vapors.

En 943-1 for the industrial part.

EN 943-2 for the emergency services.

Normally made of rubber materials. They are heavy, hot, uncomfortable and expensive to use.

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Class 2: gas-tight with the supplied air pressure (positive pressure)

Type 2: EN 943-1

Not gas-tight suits - self-contained, so there are slight overpressure in the suit. For protection against toxic mists / aerosols and volatile liquids - used, for example. in pharmaceutical production.

Normally made of rubber materials. They are heavy, hot, uncomfortable and expensive to use.

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Class 3: Liquid-proof - even in seams - high pressure

Type 3: EN 14605 + A1: 2009 (reusable suits): Liquid-tight suits (chemical suits). Protects against a direct jet of liquid - requires sealed seams. Designed to protect against toxic chemicals that are not volatile.

Normally made of laminate materials easier. They are lighter and more agile than rubber, but they are still hot to use, as the material is breathable.

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Class 4: Liquid-proof - even in stitches - splashing

Type 4: EN 14605 + A1: 2009 (reusable suits) Spray-tight suits (not quite leakproof) .Beskytter against penetration by liquids that form small puddles and onto the material - requires sealed seams. Designed to protect against harmful chemicals / fluids that are not volatile.

Normally made of laminate materials easier. They are lighter and more agile than rubber, but they are still hot to use, as the material is breathable.

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Class 5: Dust particles - sewn seams

Type 5: EN 13982-1 / A1: 2010 Particle-tight suits. Protects against toxic / harmful solid particles.

Usually made of breathable material, for example. Macrobond, and the clothing is quite comfortable to use for extended periods.

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Class 6: Liquid Think - sewn seams

Type 6: EN 13034 + A1: 2009 Suits with reduced spray density. Protects against light spray of liquids in which there is a direct jet of liquid or liquids, forming small pools and charges to the material.

Usually made of breathable material, for example. Macrobond, and the clothing is quite comfortable to use for extended periods.

Step 2. Determine the type / class

Follow the chart below to find the type chemical suit you need.

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