NFPA 1991 Certified Apparel for Chemical Flash-Fire Protection.
Frontline 500 offers proven three-way protection - broad chemical
holdout, plus flame resistance and radiant heat protection for
additional hazards encountered in a chemical flash-fire. NFPA
certification includes base plus Optional Flash Fire and Liquefied Gas
requirements. Kappler's single-suit replaces the need for a cumbersome
tow-suit NFPA 1991 configuration. Like many Kappler garments, this is a
'multi-use, single exposure' suit. Frontline 500 provides excellent
holdout for the ASTM F1001 battery and many additional chemicals.
To ensure optimal radiant heat protection, Kappler's focus on user
survivability included Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing in addition to
the NFPA 1991 chemical Flash Fire Option. Pyroman results for Frontline
500 indicated 0% body burn - a huge confidence factor when facing a
chemical flash situation.
Vapour Total Encapsulating Suit
Large AntiFog Visor System
Double Heat Sealed/Taped Seams
2 Exhaust Valves
48" gas-tight AquaSeal® zipper
Double Storm Flaps with FR Hook and Loop Fasteners
Attached Sock Booties with Splash Guards
Field Replaceable 2N1® Glove System and Removable Knitted Kevlar Overgloves
Heat sealed/taped seam: a strong, gas-tight seam produced when a
serged seam is covered with seam tape, then sealed with heat or
adhesive. For particulates, moderate to heavy splash for skin hazards,
and vapour hazards.
Frontline garments are designed for chemical flash fire protection FOR ESCAPE ONLY in the event of a chemical flash fire.
FRONTLINE 500 HEAT, FLAME AND THERMAL TEST DATA
Frontline 500 has been tested for thermal protective performance
(TPP) in accordance with ISO 17492, Clothing for Protection Against Heat
and Flame, and showed a TPP value of 32.
Frontline 500 meets the requirements for flame resistance in accordance with ASTM F1358.
Frontline 500 meets requirements of NFPA 1991, including base
requirements plus optional Flash-Fire and Liquified Gas requirements.
Frontline 500 has been tested in accordance with ASTM F 1930-00
Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for
Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin.
The Frontline 500 ensemble garment indicated less than 0% body burn
after a six-second burn test.