EN 14126 : 2003 (UNI EN 14126 : 2004)

Protective clothing against radioactive contamination – Requirements and test methods for non-ventilated protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination
The clothing must be designed so as to be easy to put on and take off and minimise the risk of contamination.
It may comprise one or more parts and may permanently incorporate fixed accessories (e.g. hood, gloves, overboots, respiratory protective device).
Requirements for materials and complete suitRequirements for materials and complete suit

Clause in standard/Test

>Abrasion resistance

Standard

EN 530 method 2
(carta 00 – 9 kPa)

For Materials

Single use Reuse
yes yes

U.M

Cicli

Notes

6 classes
1>10; 2>100;
3>500; 4>1000;
5>1500; 6>2000

Clause in standard/Test

Tear resistance

Standard

EN ISO 9073-4

For Materials

Single use Reuse

yes yes

U.M

Cicli

Notes

6 classes
1>2; 2>10;
3>20; 4>41;
5>80; 6>150

Clause in standard/Test

Puncture resistance

Standard

EN 863

For Materials

Single use Reuse

yes yes

U.M

N

Notes

3 Classes
1>10;
2>50;
3>100

Clause in standard/Test

Blocking resistance

Standard

EN 25978

For Materials

Single use Reuse


yes yes

U.M

N

Notes

2 Classes
1 – aderenza;
2 – nessuna aderenza

Clause in standard/Test

Flammability of mat., shield and accessories

Standard

En 1146
(1 burner only)

For Materials

Single use Reuse


yes yes

U.M

pass/fail

Notes

must not continue to burn after 5 s

SEAMS, JOINS and ASSEMBLAGES

NOMINAL PROTECTION FACTOR (NPF)

Inward leak tightness test (100:IL)
(test according to prEN 13982-2)

Clause in standard/Test

4.4.1 – Seam strength

Standard

A2 Iso 5082

U.M

N

Notes

5 classes
1>30; 2>50;
3>75; 4>125;
5>300

Clause in standard/Test

4.4.2 – Joins and assemblages

Standard

Clause 5.4

U.M

N

Notes

>100

Headline

Class

3

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)TILe
0,3

all activities (%)TIL a
0,2

Nominal protection factor

500

Class

2

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)TILe
3

all activities (%)TIL a
2

Nominal protection factor

50

Class

1

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)TILe
30

all activities (%)TIL a
20

Nominal protection factor

5

NOTE - The Nominal Protection Factor (NPF) of protective clothing is NOT comparable to and does NOT apply for Respiratory Protection Devices
Marking according to EN 340 with at least the following information:
  • Name, trademark or other elements identifying the manufacturer
  • EN 1073-2:2002
  • Performance level for inward leak tightness e.g. IL class 3
  • Year of manufacture
  • Clothing type, identification number or model
  • Size range as defined in EN 340
Pictogram for radioactive contamination hazards

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