NFPA 2112

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This standard specifies the minimum performance requirements and test methods for FR fabrics and components, as well as the design and certification requirements for garments developed to protect workers from a flash fire hazard.

It requires FR fabrics to pass a comprehensive battery of thermal tests, including the following:

  • ASTM D6413 – Vertical Flammability test Maximum two seconds after flame and four-inch char length
  • ASTM F2700 – Heat Transfer Performance (HTP) test Minimum HTP of 6 cal/cm² spaced and 3 cal/cm² contact
  • Thermal Stability test - Fabric must not melt or drip, separate or ignite after five minutes exposure in a 500°F or 260°C oven
  • Thermal Shrinkage test- Fabric must not shrink more than 10% after five minutes exposure in a 500°F or 260°C oven
  • ASTM F1930-11 – Thermal Mannequin test Maximum 50% predicted body burn after three-second thermal exposure

We offer a range of fabric and garment design options that are tested to meet the NFPA 2112 requirements for protection against Flash Fire:

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