EN 348:1992

Protective clothing - Test method: Determination of behaviour of materials on impact of small splashes of molten metal

Publication date:   Jan 30, 2004

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Apr 15, 2018


CEN/TC 162 Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets

European Norm

13.340.10   Protective clothing



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This European Standard specifies a test method designed to evaluate the behaviour of materials used for protective clothing when such materials are struck by small liquid metal splashes, especially when molten steel particles are projected against the material. It applies to any pliable material, or assembly of materials, designed to protect workers against small splashes of molten metal. The results obtained by this method enable the behaviour of different materials which have undergone this test under standardized conditions to be compared. They do not permit conclusions with respect to contacts with large splashes of molten cast iron or other metal to be drawn, neither will they allow the behaviour of complete garments under industrial conditions to be predicted.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Personal protective equipment (PPE)


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC

Life cycle


EN 348:1992
90.93 Standard confirmed
Apr 15, 2018


Corrected by
EN 348:1992/AC:1993