Particulate coverage from base of the neck and around entire head except for Sure‑Fit panel at crown. All critical areas of particulate penetration as identified by NFPA have particulate barrier. UL Classified to NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition. Certification to the NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition Option for Particulate Protection – Current Edition.
Quilted composite durable water resistant finish on exterior layer of jersey knit with Nomex® Nano Flex particulate barrier between the inside layer of jersey knit. Averages 96% particulate efficiency for particulates between 0.1 and 1.0 microns. PGI quilted BarriAire composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9% (as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.). NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category 4.
100% Nomex® embroidered patch. Minimum order 25 each.
Ink Heat Transfers
High resolution multi‑color transfers. Minimum order 100 each.
|Fabric Performance Values||Requirements NFPA 1971|
|PGI Test Results|
Average as submitted and washed
|Viral & Bacterial Filtration Efficiency|
|Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)|
|Total Heat Loss (THL)||≥ 325 W/m2||401.3 W/m2|
|Hood Material Burst Strength||≥ 225 N||614 N|
|Flame Resistance Test – Quilted Composite|
After Flame (Wales x Courses)
|≤ 2.0 sec||0.0 sec x 1.0 sec|
|≤ 2.0 sec||1.0 sec x 1.0 sec|
Char Length (Wales x Courses)
|≤ 100 mm||18 mm x 17 mm|
|≤ 100 mm||3 mm x 2 mm|
|Cleaning Shrinkage Resistance Test|
Face Opening Measurement
|Heat & Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test|
Face Opening Measurement
|Limited Oxygen Index (LOI)|
|Seam Breaking Strength Test|
|≥ 181 N||1064 N|
|≥ 181 N||1325 N|
|Melt or Drip When Exposed to Flame||No Melting or Dripping||NONE|
|Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV)||46 cal/cm2|
|NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Category (HRC)||HRC 4|
The flame protection of PGI's BarriAire™ Gold hood surpasses the standard 3‑second test under ASTM F1930. This video shows how the BarriAire™ Gold hood stands up to the exponential threat in this 10‑second ASTM F1930 burn.
Rib knit completely wraps the face piece, offering better stretch and recovery.
Designed for optimal fit within the fubber gasket of most SCBA masks.
BarriAire™ Particulate Barrier Technology products offer more protection, comfort and value. BarriAire™ particulate products combine two layers of proven flame resistant fabric and a middle layer of ultra-lightweight DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex fabric which blocks penetration of 96% (BarriAire™ Gold quilted composite) to 98.8% (BarriAire™ Silver laminated composite) of harmful submicron size particulates. BarriAire™ Gold quilted composite fabrics recently achieved Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) Rating of 96.8% and Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) Rating of 97.9%. BarriAire™ Silver laminated composite fabrics recently achieved VFE Rating of 99.7% and BFE Rating of 99.9% (VFE and BFE testing as conducted by Nelson Labs, U.S.A.).