FR-Pique-230 certified to EN 11612 & EN 1149 after 50 Washes!

AUGUST 05, 2021 – XM FireLine fabric FR-Pique-230 has been certified by the Aitex (Spain) to EN 11612 & EN 1149 safety standards.

FR-Pique-230

FR-Pique-230 is a knitted modacrylic blend with cotton and antistatic yarn. It is light, comfortable and flame retardant. Modern pique design looks very stylish on FR-clothing and allows more air circulation.

EN 11612 certification included tests for Heat resistance, Limited flame spread, Tensile strength, Tear Resistance, Convective, Contact and Radiant heat, Molten iron splash, Domestic washing 5 cycles at 60C.

EN 1149-5 is European standard for garments that protect against electrostatic discharge where there is a risk of explosion e.g. in oil refineries.
It is part of a series of standards for test methods and requirements for electrostatic properties of protective clothing.
EN 1149-3 is a test method, that uses induction charging to evaluate how fast a fabric discharge, i.e. looses its electrostatic charge via air. According to the Standard the charge decay value should be no more than 4 seconds according to test method EN 1149-3. It means that antistatic fabric should loose its electrostatic charge in less than 4s. 

FR-Pique-230 EN 11612 & EN 1149

Flame Melting Direction Shrink (-)/Elongation (+)
No No Warp
Weft
-0.4%
-1.6%
No No Warp
Weft
-0.4%
-0.4%
No No Warp
Weft
-0.2%
-1.2%

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING TO EN ISO 11612:2015 – Pass

Pre-Treatment As received

Specimen 1 2 3 4 5 6
Direction Warp Weft
Flaming to top or either side edge No No No No No No
After flame time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Afterglow time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melting No No No No No No
Loose waste No No No No No No
Inflammation of the filter paper detached from waste No No No No No No
Hole formation No No No No No No

Pre-Treatment 5 washing cycles at 60ºC, according to standard EN ISO 6330:2012, method 6N and type F drying (tumble dry)

Specimen 1 2 3 4 5 6
Direction Warp Weft
Flaming to top or either side edge No No No No No No
After flame time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Afterglow time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melting No No No No No No
Loose waste No No No No No No
Inflammation of the filter paper detached from waste No No No No No No
Hole formation No No No No No No

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING TO EN ISO 11612:2015 A1 – Pass
PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING TO EN ISO 11611:2015 A1 – Pass

Pre-Treatment As received

Specimen 1 2 3 4 5 6
Direction Warp Weft
Flaming to top or either side edge No No No No No No
After flame time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Afterglow time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melting No No No No No No
Loose waste No No No No No No
Inflammation of the filter paper detached from waste No No No No No No
Hole formation No No No No No No

Pre-Treatment 5 washing cycles at 60ºC, according to standard EN ISO 6330:2012, method 6N and type F drying (tumble dry)

Specimen 1 2 3 4 5 6
Direction Warp Weft
Flaming to top or either side edge No No No No No No
After flame time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Afterglow time (s) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melting No No No No No No
Loose waste No No No No No No
Inflammation of the filter paper detached from waste No No No No No No
Hole formation No No No No No No

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING TO EN ISO 11612:2015 A2 – Pass
PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING TO EN ISO 11611:2015 A2
– Pass

Bursting distension Bursting strength
44,1 188,7 190,92
201,1
194,1
189,2
181,5

Specimen Range HTIª 12 values(s) Range HTIª 24 values(s)
1 4.4 6.5
2 4.5 6.7
3 4.5 6.8
Classification value 4.4 6.5
Average 4.5 6.5

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING TO EN ISO 11612:2015 B1 – Pass

Specimen Range HTIª 12 values(s) Range HTIª 24 values(s) TF (%)
1 8.9 16.0 46.2
2 8.7 15.8 46.2
3 8.8 15.7 47.5
Classification value 8.8 15.7 47.5
Average 8.8 15.8 46.6

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARD EN ISO 11612:2015 C1 – Pass

Mass of metal used (g) Mass of metal pouring (g) Ignition Puncture Metal adhered to fabric Assessment of PVC film
202 202 No No No Not Damaged
203 203 No No No Not Damaged
202 202 No No No Not Damaged
202 202 No No No Not Damaged

PERFORMANCE LEVEL ACCORDING WITH STANDARD EN ISO 11612:2015 E3 – Pass

Specimen Decay half time (s)
t50
Shielding factor (units)
S
1 0,01 0,84
2 0,01 0,87
3 0,01 0,84
Average 0,01 0,85

ACCORDING TO STANDARD EN 1149-5:2018 – PASS

It means that when tested, Fiji fabric dissipated (lost) its electrostatic charge in less than 0,01 second. So it’s 400 times better, than EN 1149-5 requirements.

More information about the fabric you can find on product page.