GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology
Durable flame retardant protection
Many professionals from military personnel, to oil and gas workers, face the risk of flash fires. GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology is built with a laminate that forms a stable char when exposed to heat and flame and protects the wearer.
GORE® PYRAD® fabrics come in several brilliant and low-fading colours to give the wearer crucial visibility even in diminished light. Fabrics with camouflage patterns keep their colour stability for long and are very durable, due to high tear and abrasion resistance.
- Electric Utility
In combination with:
GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology is combined with GORE-TEX or GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabrics or is used in combat uniforms without a membrane.
- EN 343 (class 3.3) - Protective clothing - Protection against rain
- EN 11612 A1, B1, C1, D1, E1, F19 (Protective clothing - Clothing to protect against heat and flame)
- EN 1149/5/3 -Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties
- EN 471 (fluorescent orange/yellow)
- EN 13034 Type 6
- Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 / Material requirements EN 11612 D1, E1, F1 and EN 11611 Clauses 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 when tested with suitable lining
Arc-rated GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology Effective protection from arc flash
Electrical utility workers are always at risk of an arc incident. That is why Gore developed especially effective GORE® PYRAD® fabrics. They are not only flame-retardant, but can also limit the effect of arc flash. The protective gear needs to be water-resistant, light and breathable, to ensure that workers are comfortable wearing it even on warm days. So arc-rated GORE® PYRAD® products are extremely lightweight, whether wet or dry.
GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology blocks convective heat flow during arc exposure. The flame retardant material stops flame propagation by forming a carbonaceous char with the textile.
In combination with
- Electric Utility
Arc-ated GORE-TEX PYRAD® garments comply with the following standards:
- Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc
- EN 61482-1-2, Class 2 (7kA)
- EN 61482-1-1, 49,1 cal/cm² corresponding to Hazard Risk Category 4 according to NFPA 70E
- Clothing to protect against heat and flame, EN ISO 11612 A1, A2, B2, C1, D2, E1, F1 clauses 7.2 – 7.6 (code letters B, C, D, E, F) tested with 120 g/m² aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
- Protective clothing for use in welding and allied processes, EN ISO 11611 class 2 A1 clauses 6.8 – 6.10 tested with 120 g/m² aramide/viscose (50:50) lining
- High Visibility Clothing, EN ISO 20471 HI-VIS yellow, HI-VIS orange, HI-VIS red
- Protection against Rain, EN 343 class 3/3
- Electrostatic properties, EN 1149-3/-5
- Protective Clothing against Liquid Chemicals, EN 13034 Type 6
- Rain Tower Test, EN 14360