Workwear for Protection Against Hydrocarbon Flash Fire
This standard states the minimum requirements for performance of workwear worn
for protection against unplanned exposure to hydrocarbon flash fire.
This standard establishes performance requirements and test methods for
evaluation of components used to construct workwear.
Workwear meeting this standard is intended to provide a degree of protection to
the wearer and reduce the severity of injury should a hydrocarbon flash fire
occur. For the purposes of this standard, "protective" does not mean that a
wearer will suffer no burns if exposed to flash fire while wearing workwear
meeting this standard.
This standard refers to protective workwear that will be worn as the outermost
This standard refers to protective workwear that individually or in combination
covers the body from the neck to the wrists and feet, that may or may not cover
the neck, head, hands and feet.
This standard does not apply to specialized protective clothing such as
proximity suits, fire fighters' protective clothing and fire-entry clothing.
It is not intended to establish requirements for protection from chemical,
radiological, electrical or biological hazards.
The testing and evaluation of a product against this standard may require the
use of materials and/or equipment that could be hazardous. This document does
not purport to address all the safety aspects associated with its use. Anyone
using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate
authorities and to establish appropriate health and safety practices in
conjunction with any applicable regulatory requirements prior to its use.