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HAZMAT suit – Chemical protective suit

A chemical protective suit – also called hazmat suit – protects against dangerous exposure to toxic gases, chemical splashes or dust. Reusable or for limited use, chemical suits are class 3 PPE subject to regulations (standard EN943, EN14605).

Hazmat suit for chemical biohazard and particles protection

  • Hazmat suit: chemical & biohazard protection

    The use of a hazmat suit is very common in many areas of business and applications. This personal protective equipment is used in particular in the medical environment, laboratories, agriculture, sanitation, industrial refrigeration, asbestos removal, decontamination, emergency services, during chemical accidents, and more generally during works and interventions in toxic areas.

  • Choosing the right chemical hazard suit

    First, it is necessary to assess the exact content of the chemical risks involved: bacteriological or chemical substances, solid, liquid or gas. Depending on their impermeability, chemical protective clothing is classified into 6 performance categories ranging from 1 for the most impermeable to 6 for the least efficient.

    The different types of hazmat suits

    In Europe, hazmat suits are classified from 1 to 6 according to different European standards. In the United States, they are rated from A to D based on their performance and characteristics.

    • Type 1 (standard EN943): Gas-tight chemical protection suits, protection against liquid chemical agents, gases and aerosols as well as very fine particles. CBRN suit in SCBA version worn inside the suit (type 1a).
    • Type 2 (standard EN943): Non-gas-tight clothing, protection against chemicals, liquids and aerosols.
    • Type 3 (standard EN14605): chemical protective clothing impervious to liquids in the form of continuous jets.
    • Type 4 (standard EN14605): Coveralls impervious to mists and sprayed liquids.
    • Type 5 (standard EN13982-1): Protection against solid particles suspended in the air.
    • Type 6 (EN13034 standard): Time-limited protection against liquid chemical splashes.

    Categories 1 and 2 are “diving suits” types and are particularly suitable for classified sites with high chemical risks. Types 3 and 4 suits (intermediate protection) are more used in the petrochemical and chemical industries. Type 5 coveralls protect against products with solid particles carried by the air (toxic dust) and can therefore be used for asbestos removal or during dusting operations in the agricultural environment. Our selection of hazmat suits brings together type 1, 2 and 3 equipment.

    Different ventilation systems are available with chemical protection suits:

    • Wearing the SCBA inside the garment (index "a" - For a type 2 garment, the suit will be classified 2a)
    • Wearing the SCBA on the outside of the garment (index b)
    • Supplied air system (index c)

    The type of breathing air supply selection depends on the use. For example, for long-term work, a hazmat suit with a supplied air system (SAR) will be preferred. For short-term interventions in an hazardous atmosphere, a chemical suit with the self-contained breathing apparatus worn underneath will be recommended.

    Reusable or limited-use hazmat suit?

    A chemical protective suit can be reusable or for limited use.

    • Washable and therefore reusable hazmat suits are often heavier, bulkier and more expensive with weights sometimes going up to 300 gr / m2 because they are more protective. They require very careful decontamination in approved maintenance centers, which can lead to significant costs and delays.
    • Limited use chemical protective suits offer better comfort and highly targeted protection depending on the nature of the risks encountered. However they should systematically be discarded if contaminated or presenting a mechanical fault (tear, puncture, scratch).

    Hazmat suit breakthrough & resistance

    The breakthrough time of a hazmat suit defines the time that a chemical agent takes to pass through the material of the equipment. In Europe, breakthrough time tests are carried out mainly according to the FINABEL 0.7.C standard. The different materials constituting a chemical protective have different breakthrough times. This characteristic should be taken into account in the choice of equipment according to each application.

    In some application areas the flame resistance of a hazmat suit may be required. When working in an ATEX zone and / or in the presence of flammable gases and liquids, wearing a protective suit approved for this type of intervention is essential.

  • Dräger hazmat suits

    Guaranteeing exceptional craftsmanship and quality, the manufacturer Dräger offers a wide range of chemical protective clothing. The brand's SPC and CSP lines feature chemical biohazard and hazmat suits suitable for the most complex applications. The brand also offers many accessories for these PPE such as different ventilation systems, options for boots, hoods and a choice of integrated gloves. Dräger hazmat suits are efficient, comfortable and flexible while exhibiting excellent mechanical resistance.

  • Hazmat suit maintenance and annual control

    In addition, these reusable or limited-use chemical protective clothing is class 3 personal protective equipment (PPE). They are therefore subject to an annual periodic inspection like all class 3 PPE. This periodic inspection includes a leak test and valves control on the test bench. For reusable versions, this full inspection should be performed annually for 10 years.

    GazDetect - Dräger Authorized Service Center - performs all annual periodic checks of the entire range of Dräger chemical suits in our maintenance laboratory. Do not hesitate to contact us for the maintenance of these very special PPE.

Our chemical protective suits

Comfortable and efficient, the Dräger CVP 5220 cooling vest is a garment that lowers the skin temperature by 3 to 4°C. With automatic cooling starting at 28°C this cooling jacket is ideal for physical efforts in high temperatures.

  • Dräger CVP 5220 cooling vest for hazmat suit
  • Up to 4 hours cooling
  • Fast regeneration of the 20 PCM elements
  • Comfortable worn under protective clothing
  • Without pre-cooling or soaking
  • 4 sizes available

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The CPS 6800 chemical suit is a type 1b gas-tight garment (with the self-contained breathing apparatus worn outside). It protects against gases, liquid chemicals, liquid aerosols and solid particles.

  • Dräger chemical suit CPS 6800
  • Type 1b suit, optimal protection and comfort
  • Operating temperature: -30 ° C to +60 ° C
  • Available in 5 sizes (S, M, L, XL & XXL)
  • Certified EN 943-1: 2002, EN 1073-½, EN 14126: 2003, EN 14594: 2005, EN 14594: 2005, ISO 16602: 2007, SOLAS

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The SPC 3700 disposable chemical suit combined with the CVA 0700 vest provides very comfortable type 3 protection against chemicals and infectious agents.

  • SPC 3700 disposable ventilated chemical suit & CVA 0700 vest
  • Rear horizontal zipper
  • Excellent visibility
  • Cooling effect & great wearing comfort
  • 5 years shelf life
  • Certifications: EN 14605, EN ISO 13982, EN 13034, EN 1073-1, EN 14126, EN 1149-1

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The Dräger CPS 5800 hazmat suit is a type 1b limited use chemical protective suit that protects from gases, liquid chemicals, liquid aerosols and solid particles with the self-contained breathing apparatus worn on the outside.

  • Hazmat suit CPS 5800 by Dräger, limited use chemical protective coverall
  • Breakthrough time > 480 minutes
  • Robust and efficient design
  • EN 943-1, EN943-2 and SOLAS compliant
  • 4 sizes available (M, L, XL & XXL)
  • Use from -30° to + 60°C

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The CPS 7900 is a type 1a (SCBA worn inside) NBC suit offering unparalleled protection. It is a hazmat suit that can be used in ATEX areas.

  • CPS 7900 NBC suit, the Dräger hazmat suit with SBCA worn inside
  • Made to order
  • 5 sizes available
  • Ultra resistant D-mex material
  • Suitable for ATEX zones
  • Certifications: EN 943-1: 2002, EN 943-2: 2002 (ET), EN 1073-1: 2, EN 14126, BS 8467, SOLAS, PROTECTION EX

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The Dräger Hazmat suit CPS 7800 is an NBC (or CBRN) chemical protection suit for use in explosive areas providing protection against gases, chemicals, aerosols and solid particles.

  • NBC suit hazmat protection Dräger CPS 7800
  • SCBA worn outside of the suit
  • Flexible, comfortable and ultra resistant material (D-mexTM)
  • Withstands a -30 ° C to +60 ° C operating temperature
  • 5 sizes available
  • EN 943-1: 2002, EN 943-2: 2002 (ET), EN 1073-1: 2, EN 14126, EN 14593, vfdb 08/01: 2006-11, BS 8467, SOLAS certified

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Lightweight, waterproof and good value for money, the CHEM 1 chemical suit offers protection against splashes and sprays of hazardous chemicals. With its HDPE film laminated to a polyethylene (PE) substrate, its sewn and taped seams ensure optimum safety.

  • Combinaison chimique étanche type 3 CHEM1
  • Type 3 & 4 chemical suit (protection against strong, directional jets of liquid chemicals)
  • Double zip with storm flap for security of front closure
  • Wide, padded kneepads.
  • Ergonomically sized for optimum fit and freedom of movement
  • EN 340, EN 14065, EN 13982, EN 13034, EN 1149-1 compliant
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The CHEM 3 heavy duty chemical workwear provides Type 3 protection against heavy splashes of hazardous chemicals. It uses an EVOH barrier film and LDPE bonding layers to provide very high protection.

  • Combinaison de protection chimique CHEM3
  • Multi-layer composite technology (chemical warfare tested)
  • Sewn and taped seams for optimum security
  • Double zip with storm flap for secure front closure
  • Tunnel elastic at bonnet, wrists and ankles
  • EN 340, EN 14065, EN 13982, EN 13034, EN 1149-1 compliant
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The NS Series Microporous Suit offers excellent value for money, providing Type 5 or 6 protection against dust and liquid chemical splashes. Made from laminated microporous polyethylene (PE), it is lightweight and comfortable.

  • Combinaison de protection microporeuse type 5 & 6 - Série NS
  • Protective microporous workwear type 5 & 6 (liquid splash and dust protection)
  • Soft laminated microporous fabric and high moisture barrier for a higher level of comfort
  • Ergonomically sized for optimum fit and freedom of movement
  • 5 sizes available (M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
  • Complies with standards: EN 340, EN 13982, EN 13034, EN 1149-1, EN 1073, EN 14126
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Providing excellent Type 4, 5 or 6 protection against dust and splash and liquid chemical splashes, the TS Series workwear is particularly suitable for hazardous pharmaceutical applications where protection against infectious agents, blood and body fluids is required.

  • Microporous chemical workwear RSG TS seried
  • Type 5 & 6 workwear
  • Lightweight: (PE) laminated 63g/m2
  • Sewn, taped and taped seams
  • 5 sizes available (M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
  • Complies with standards: EN 13034, EN 13982, EN 14605, EN 1149-1, EN 1073, EN 14126
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The Dräger CPS 5900 hazmat suit is a category 1a limited use suit providing tight protection against gases, liquid hazmat, liquid aerosols and solid particles. The self-contained breathing apparatus worn under the suit for maximum protection.

  • Hazmat suit Dräger CPS 5900 providing biohazard, dusts and chemical protection
  • Flexible and comfortable to wear
  • Breakthrough time over 480 minutes
  • 5 sizes available (S, M, L, XL & XXL)
  • Operating temperature from -30 to + 60°C
  • Certifications: EN 943-1: 2002, EN 943-2: 2002 (ET), SOLAS

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The Dräger CPS 6900 is a Type 1a HAZMAT suit (with breathing apparatus worn inside the equipment for maximum protection). It offers total protection against the dangers of gases, chemicals, aerosols and solid particles.

  • Dräger hazmat suit CPS 6900
  • Great comfort and maximum protection
  • Use from -40 ° C to +60 ° C
  • 5 sizes available (S to XXL)
  • Up to 10 years of use
  • Certifications: EN 943-1: 2002, EN 1073-½, EN 14126: 2003, EN 14593-1, EN 14594, ISO 16602, SOLAS

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