EN 366:1993

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and fire - Method of test: Evaluation of materials and material assemblies when exposed to a source of radiant heat

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jun 1, 2002


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

European Norm

13.340.10   Protective clothing


This European Standard specifies two complementary methods (method A and method B) for determining the behaviour of materials for heat protective clothing subjected to heat radiation. These tests are carried out on representative single or multilayer textiles or other materials intended for clothing for protection against heat. They are also applicable to assemblies, which correspond to the overall build up of a heat protective clothing assembly with or without underclothing. Method A serves for visual assessment of any changes in the material after the action of heat radiation. With method B the protective effect of the materials is determined. The materials may be tested either by both methods or only by one of them. The tests according to these two methods serve to classify materials; however, to be able to make a statement or prediction as to the suitability of a material for protective clothing additional criteria must be taken into account. Since the tests are carried out at room temperature the results do not necessarily correspond to the behaviour of the materials at higher ambient temperatures and therefore are only to a limited extent suitable for predicting the performance of the protective clothing made from the materials under test.

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Personal protective equipment (PPE)


Life cycle


EN 366:1993
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jun 1, 2002


EN 366:1993/AC:1993


EN ISO 6942:2002