November 2017. Our fr-fabric Madeira-320 has been re-certified for EN ISO 11611:2015. Due to this ISO certificate is valid only for 5 years, and the original testing was done in 2012, XM FireLine™ has tested this flame retardant fabric once again. The testing has been done at international lab AITEX (Spain).
ISO 11611:2015 specifies minimum basic safety requirements and test methods for protective clothing during welding and allied processes with comparable risks. This type of protective clothing is intended to protect the wearer against spatter (small splashes of molten metal), short contact time with flame, radiant heat from an electric arc used for welding and allied processes.
Madeira-320 is pure cotton flame-retardant fabric made of long-staple 100% cotton. It can be used for protective clothing of welders and for FR-clothing for different metal processing works in heavy machinery, automotive manufacturing, etc.
This fr-fabric is comfortable to wear and protects from the risks of flash fire and electric arc. Madeira-320 can be used for everyday flame-retardant workwear such as FR-pants, FR-jackets, FR-bibs, and FR-overalls.
According to EN ISO 11611:2015, Madeira-320 has been successfully tested to the following tests:
- Limited Flame Spread (ISO 15025:2002, Method A) – performance level – A1, A2
Requisites to be met according to ISO 15025
a) No specimen shall give flaming to top or either side edge
b) No hole formation in any layer of 5 mm.
c) No specimen shall give flaming or molten debris
d) Afterflame time is ≤ 2 s
e) Afterglow time is ≤ 2 s
Fabric results for new samples and after 5 washing cycles at 60ºC, according to the standard ISO 6330:2012, method 6N, F drying (tumble dry)
- Flaming to top or either side edge: No – PASS
- Hole formation: No – PASS
- Loose waste: No – PASS
- After flame time (s): No – PASS
- Afterglow time (s): No – PASS
Performance level according EN ISO 11611:2015 – A1
- Determination of Dimensional change in Domestic washing and drying (ISO 5077:2008) – performance level – Pass
- Warp: +1,0% – PASS
- Weft: -1,5% – PASS
- Tear Resistance (ISO 13937-2:2000) – performance level – Pass
The external material must resist a determination of tear resistance in both directions ≥ 10 N.
- Warp: 40N – PASS
- Weft: 38N – PASS
- Tensile Strength (EN ISO 13934-1:2013) – performance level – Pass
The material must resist a breaking load in both directions ≥ 300 N.
- Warp: 1700N – PASS
- Weft: 870N – PASS
- Vertical Resistance (EN 1149-2: 1997) – performance level – Pass
- Average value: 6,80∙106
According to the Standard UNE-EN ISO 11611:2015, the vertical electric resistance must be greater than 105 Ohm
- Radiant Heat (ISO 6942) – performance level – Class 1
Results in accordance with Standard ISO 6942:2002, method B
Heat transfer index RHTI 24
|Class 1||Class 2|
|RHTI 24||≥ 7s||≥ 16s|
ª: Heat transfer index, as defined in ISO 6942
- Madeira-320 average value for RHTI 24 (s): 14,9
Performance level according to EN ISO 11611:2015 – Class 1
- Assessment of Resistance of materials to Molten metal splash (EN ISO 9185:2008) – performance level – Class 1
|Class 1||Minimum 15 drops|
|Class 2||Minimum 25 drops|
- Madeira-320 average value Molten iron drops: > 23
Performance level according to EN ISO 11612:2015 – Class 1