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ISO 6529:2013

Protective clothing - Protection against chemicals - Determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to permeation by liquids and gases

ISO 6529:2013 describes laboratory test methods to determine the resistance of materials used in protective clothing, including gloves and including footwear, when the footwear is an integral part of the clothing, to permeation by liquid or gaseous chemicals under the conditions of either continuous or intermittent contact. Method A is applicable to testing against liquid chemicals, either volatile or soluble in water, expected to be in continuous contact with the protective clothing material. Method B is applicable to testing against gaseous chemicals expected to be in continuous contact with the protective clothing material. Method C is applicable to testing against gaseous and liquid chemicals, either volatile or soluble in water, expected to be in intermittent contact with the protective clothing material. These test methods assess the permeation resistance of the protective clothing material under laboratory conditions in terms of breakthrough time, permeation rate and cumulative permeation. These test methods also enable qualitative observations to be made of the effects of the test chemical on the material under test. These test methods are only suitable for measuring permeation by liquids and gases. These test methods address only the performance of materials or certain materials' constructions (e.g. seams).


ISO 16603:2004

Clothing for protection against contact with blood and body fluids - Determination of the resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by blood and body fluids - Test method using synthetic blood

ISO 16603:2004 describes a laboratory test method for measuring the penetration resistance of clothing materials to blood and body fluids. This test method uses a synthetic blood in continuous contact with the material specimen at specified set of conditions using the ISO 13994 test apparatus. This test method is not always effective in testing protective clothing materials having thick, inner liners which readily absorb the synthetic blood.


ISO 16604:2004

Clothing for protection against contact with blood and body fluids - Determination of resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by blood-borne pathogens - Test method using Phi-X 174 bacteriophage

ISO 16604:2004 describes a laboratory test method for measuring the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens. This test method uses a surrogate microbe under conditions of continuous liquid contact. Protective clothing pass/fail determinations are based on the detection of viral penetration at a specific hydrostatic pressure using the ISO 13994 test apparatus. This test method is not always effective in testing protective clothing materials having thick, inner liners which readily absorbs the challenge fluid. This test method involves a sensitive assay procedure. Because of the length of time required to complete this test method, it might not be suitable for use as a material or protective clothing quality control or assurance procedure.


ISO 13994:2005

Clothing for protection against liquid chemicals - Determination of the resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids under pressure

ISO 13994:2005 describes a laboratory test method that enables determination of the resistance of materials used in protective clothing to visible penetration under the conditions of continuous liquid contact and pressure, for example, clothing that is exposed to repeated splashes of liquid spray under pressure. Protective clothing pass/fail determinations are based on visual detection of liquid penetration. This test method is normally used to evaluate the barrier effectiveness against liquids of materials used for protective clothing and specimens from finished items of protective clothing. ISO 13994:2005 addresses only the performance of materials or certain material constructions (e.g. seams) used in protective clothing. It does not address the design, overall construction and components, or interfaces of garments or other factors which may affect the overall protection offered by the protective clothing.


ANSI/ISEA 101-2014

American National Standard for Limited-Use and Disposable Coveralls - Size and Labeling Requirements

This standard establishes minimum size requirements, as well as garment and package labeling requirements, for limited-use and disposable coveralls. This standard includes a sizing chart to assist the wearer in the selection of the correct garment size, and test protocols to validate size selection.


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