EN 469 LEVEL 2
Designed to protect the lower body the Solar FB31 Over-trouser is constructed using a Nomex / Lenzing FR Viscose fabric. The design offers high freedom of movement. Features include a low-cut crotch seam non detachable shoulder braces side elastic and bellow front fly.
The Solar Fire Suits can endure high levels of heat for brief periods of time without themselves combusting and burning and therefore minimises body burn percentage when exposed to heat and flames.
The Solar Structural Fire Suits have three components: an outer shell, a moisture barrier, and a thermal barrier, all serving a different function. The outer layer protects against flame injury and burns caused by conductive heat. The moisture barrier protects against water penetration and allows internal moisture vapour to escape.
It is imperative that the layers are kept dry to avoid the transfer of heat in a convective manner from the outer layer through the layers to the skin. The inner thermal barrier and lining offers protection against heat from proximity to flame. In between each of these layers are pockets of air and together with the fabric layers, they help to further insulate the wearer from the extreme environments of fires.
Placing Your Order
EN 469: 2005 Protective Clothing For Fireghters
This European Standard specifies minimum levels of performance requirements for protective clothing to be worn during fire fighting operations and associated activities.
Suits shall provide protection for the firefighters torso, neck, arms to the wrists, and leg to ankles during firefighting activities.
A generous overlap suitable for all body movements shall be maintained between the jacket and trousers.
• Flame Spread
• Heat Transfer (Flame)
• Heat Transfer (Radiation)
• Residual Strength
• Heat Resistance
• Tensile Strength
• Tear Strength
• Surface Wetting
• Dimensional Change
• Resistance to penetration by Liquid Chemicals
• Resistance to Water Penetration
• Water Vapour Resistance
• Ergonomic Requirements
• Visibility – Reex
• Whole Garment Testing (Optional)
Explaining the standard
EN469 Level 2 Fire Suits is the higher requirement for structural fire fighting and is used by professional trained firefighters.
Level 2 Suits must include a waterproof moisture barrier.
All Level 2 Fire Suits will be marked internally as follows:
• Xf2 Level 2 – Performance in Heat Test: Flame.
• Xr2 Level 2 – Performance in Heat Test: Radiation.
• Y2 Level 2 – Resistance against Water Penetration
• Z2 Level 2 – Resistance against Water Vapour Resistance