Clothing Standards Testing Key:
Many of our protective clothing products are utilized in harsh environments and are required to pass industry standards and test methods. Where referenced, Tingley products meet or exceed the minimum requirements.
ASTM D6413 for Flame Resistance of Textiles – A vertical flame test exposes a material to a 12 second, calibrated, open flame. After the flame source is removed, the material must self-extinguish. There are no specific time requirements for this flameout to occur, however, Tingley adheres to the flame resistant criteria defined in ASTM F1891 which is a flameout and afterglow less than or equal to 2 seconds and a char length less than 6 inches.
ASTM F1506 for Arc and Flame Resistant Clothing – This standard was developed to give minimum performance specifications for protective clothing worn by electrical workers who are exposed to momentary electric arc and related thermal hazards.
ASTM F1891 for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear – This standard specification defines test methods and sets minimum requirements for material performance, in electrical arc environments. This standard is primarily utilized in the electric utility industry.
ANSI/ISEA 107 for High Visibility Safety Apparel – This standard specifies requirements for apparel, capable of signaling the user’s presence visually and intended to provide conspicuity of the user in hazardous situations under any light conditions by day and under illumination by vehicle headlights at night. Performance requirements are included for color, retroreflection, and minimum areas, as well as the recommended configuration of the materials. Test methods are provided to help ensure that a minimum level of visibility is maintained when garments are subjected to ongoing care procedures.
ASTM F2733 for Flame Resistant Rainwear and Protection against Flame Hazards (Flash Fires) – This standard specification defines test methods, setting minimum physical and thermal performance criteria for rainwear to be used by workers who are potentially exposed to industrial hydrocarbon fires or other petrochemical fire hazards. Total Body Burn must be less than 40% to pass. This standard is primarily used for workers in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Gas Utility industries.
NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace – This standard addresses employee workplace electrical safety requirements and focuses on practical safeguards that also allow workers to be productive within their job functions.
ASTM E96 for Breathability – These test methods are intended to obtain reliable values of water vapor transfer through permeable and semipermeable materials.