EN 1073-1: 1998 (UNI EN 1073 – 1: 2000)

Protective clothing against radioactive contamination – Requirements and test methods for ventilated protective clothing against particulate radioactive contamination
NOTE – The text of the standard refers to prEN 943-1:2002 Annex A, now EN 943-1:2002
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 be equipped with a respiratory protective device that will enable the wearer to breathe in the event of a failure in the main supply system.
Requirements for materials and complete suit

Clause in standard/Test

Abrasion resistance

Standard

EN 530 method 2 (pap00 – 9 kPa)

For Materials

Single Use Reuse
yes yes

U.M

Cicli

Note

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

Clause in standard/Test

Flex cracking resistance

Standard

ISO 7854 metodo B

For Materials

Single Use Reuse
no yes

U.M

Cycles

Notes

6 classes
1>1000; 2>2500;
3>5000; 4>15000;
5>40000; 6>100000

Clause in standard/Test

Tear resistance

Standard

EN 29073-4

For Materials

Single Use Reuse
yes yes

U.M

N

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

Standar

EN 25978

For Materials

Single Use Reuse
no yes

U.M

Notes

2 classes
1 – aderenza;
2 – nessuna aderenza

Clause in standard/Test

Flammability of material, 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
EAMS, JOINS and ASSEMBLAGES

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

Punto norma/ prova

4.4.2 – Strength of joins and assemblages

Standard

Clause 5.5

U.M

N

Notes

>100
EYE SHIELD

Clause in standard / test

4.5 -Mechanical strength

Standard

EN 146

U.M

Notes

It must not be visibly damaged in such a way as to impair the performance of the whole suit system

Clause in standard / test

4.5 – Distortion of vision

Standard

reading of letters from 5 m test in 5.2

U.M

Notes

The loss in visual acuity must not exceed two rows on the optometric chart
NOMINAL PROTECTION FACTOR (NPF)
Inward leak tightness test (100:IL)
(test according to prEN 943-1:2002 Annex A

Class

5

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)
0,004
all activities (%)
0,002

Nominal protection factor

50.000

Class

4

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)
0,001
all activities (%)
0,005

Nominal protection factor

20.000

Class

3

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)
0,02
all activities (%)
0,01

Nominal protection factor

10.000

Class

2

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)
0,04
all activities (%)
0,02

Nominal protection factor

5.000

Class

1

Maximum mean inward leakage in hood during performance of

one activity (%)
0,10
all activities (%)
0,05

Nominal protection factor

2.000
NOTE – The Nominal Protection Factor (NPF) of protective clothing is NOT comparable to and does NOT apply for Respiratory Protection Devices

MARKING

  • Marking according to EN 340
  • Pictogram for radioactive contamination hazards
  • Performance level for inward leak tightness e.g. IL class 4

Related

EN 1073-2 :2002 (UNI EN 1073 – 2:2003)

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