Portwest FR09 FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava

  • ARC2 rated high-coverage face mask
  • Ideal for electricians or engineers
  • Highly elastic and comfortable material
  • Multi-hazard industrial protection


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Portwest FR09 FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava

The Portwest FR09 FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava offers protection for your face from the severe burns that can result from an electrical arc. The fabric is highly elastic and comfortable, and also shields the wearer from electrostatic discharge and radiant, convective and contact heat.

What Can the FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava Do for Me?

The balaclava has several helpful features:

  • Arc Flash Protection: The balaclava offers ARC 2 protection against the thermal hazard of an electrical arc
  • Multi-Hazard: The balaclava also provides protection against radiant, convective and contact heat as well as electrostatic discharge
  • Comfortable: The high cotton content means the balaclava is soft against the skin
  • Durable: The balaclava will retain its shape wear after wear

The Portwest balaclava is made from a material called Modaflame, which allows for the balaclava's high elastic properties and great shape retention. The flame resistant and anti-static qualities are inherent to the fabric and will not diminish with washing.

Who Can Use the Portwest FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava?

The Portwest Arc Flash Balaclava is ideal for those who deal with arc flash hazards as part of their job. The balaclava will offer protection to your face from the severe burns that can result from electrical arcs, and is therefore ideal for electricians or engineers.

What Size Is the Balaclava?

The balaclava is one size fits most and should stretch to accommodate your head.

What Certifications Does the Portwest Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava Receive?

The balaclava has been extensively tested in accordance with the relevant safety standards.

  • EN 11612:
    • A1: Limited flame spread
    • B1: Convective heat (scale 1-3)
    • C1: Radiant heat (scale 1 - 4)
    • F1: Contact heat (scale 1 - 3)
  • EN 1149:
    • 5: Protects against electrostatic discharge in case of an explosion
  • IEC 61482
    • Class 1
  • ASTM F1959M/F1959M - 12 ATPV 16 Cal/CM² (HAF 86%)
  • ELIM testing in progress

What Do These Certifications Mean?

  • EN 11612: This standard determines whether a garment offers protection against heat and flames, and whether this protection extends to convective, radiant or contact heat
  • EN 1149-5: This standard demonstrates whether a garment protects against electrostatic discharge in environments such as petrochemical refineries where there is a risk of explosion
  • IEC 61482: This standard indicates the garment's ability to provide protection against the thermal hazards of an electrical arc
  • ASTM F1959: This standard determines the arc rating of a garment, which is the amount of energy needed to pass through the fabric to cause a second or third degree burn

The balaclava qualifies for an ARC2 rating and will protect you from electrical arcs, attenuating 86% of the resulting heat. The balaclava also shields the wearer from electrostatic discharge and convective, radiant and contact heat.

Is Further Information Available on These Certifications?

If you would like to find out more about this topic we suggest you read our blog on Flame Resistant Standards: What Do I Need to Know? Or alternatively, if you are looking for information about electrical arc protection, please read our blog on Arc Flash Protection: What Do I Need to Know?

What Are the Key Features of the Arc Flash Balaclava?

  • Provides ARC2 protection against thermal hazards of an electric arc
  • Fabric blocks 98% of harmful UV rays
  • OEKO-Tex certified as free from harmful chemicals

How Should I Care for the Balaclava?

  • Wash at 40°C or below
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Drip dry
  • Iron at low temperatures
  • Do not dry clean

Technical Specifications

  • Shell Fabric: 60% Modacrylic, 39% Cotton, 1% Carbon Fibre 300g

Conformity Statement

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