Portwest FR20 FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava Hood

  • Face and neck protection from electrical arcs
  • Ideal for engineers or electricians
  • Features flame resistant and anti-static properties
  • High cotton content for maximum comfort




Our Price:  £19.24
Excl. VAT. (£23.09 Inc. 20% VAT)

Portwest FR20 FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava Hood

The Portwest FR20 FR Anti-Static Arc Flash Balaclava Hood will reliably protect the sensitive areas of your face and neck from the dangers associated with an electrical arc. The hood also possesses flame resistant and anti-static properties, and the high cotton content of the fabric makes it exceptionally comfortable to wear.

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

The balaclava hood has several helpful features:

  • Arc Flash Protection: The balaclava hood has been awarded an ARC2 rating for arc flash protection
  • Multi-Hazard: The hood also protects against electrostatic discharge and radiant, convective and contact heat
  • Comfortable: The high cotton content means that the balaclava hood is optimally comfortable

The balaclava hood is made from the inherently flame resistant material, Modaflame Knit. Modaflame is strong, durable and the carbon fibre in the fabric imbues the balaclava hood with anti-static properties.

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

The Portwest Arc Flash Balaclava Hood is ideal for engineers and electricians who regularly come into contact with arc flash hazards. When used in combination with an arc flash visor the hood will protect your entire head and neck from the injurious effects of electrical arcs.

What Size Is the Balaclava Hood?

The balaclava hood is one size fits all, and should fit most heads comfortably.

What Certifications Does the Portwest Anti-Static Thermal Neck Tube Receive?

The balaclava hood has been extensively tested to ensure your complete safety at work.

  • 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 Arc Flash Balaclava Hood has been awarded an ARC2 rating of arc flash protection, and will shield the wearer from the thermal hazards of electrical arcs and attenuate 86% of the resulting heat. The hood also possesses flame resistant and anti-static properties.

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?

Are Portwest Arc Flash Visors Available?

Yes. The arc flash hood, when worn in combination with an arc flash visor, will protect your whole head from an electrical arc. The Portwest Class 2 Arc Flash Visor is easily available on Workwear.co.uk.

What Are the Key Features of the Anti-Static Arc Flash Hood?

  • The hood's flame resistant qualities will not diminish with repeated washing
  • The hood offers protection against radiant, convective and contact heat
  • The fabric has a high cotton content for your superior comfort
  • Fabric blocks 98% of UV rays
  • The hood is certified with an ARC2 Arc Flash protection rating
  • OEKO-TEX certified as free from harmful chemicals

How Should I Care for the Balaclava Hood?

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

What Are the Technical Details of the Portwest Balaclava Hood?

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

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