Kappler

Frontline 300

Frontline 300 is ideal for petrochemical line break situations. This innovative garment was developed with detailed input from petrochemical Safety Officers. It offers excellent radiant heat protection. And with comparable protection to Kappler's Zytron 300 chemical apparel, Frontline 300 provides excellent holdout for the most common petrochemical hazards.

The ensemble garment design with hood, jacket and bib pants provides excellent flexibility. The hood and jacket can be removed when not in the hot zone, thereby allowing the individual to ventilate. As with all Kappler apparel, this ensemble is a multi-use, single exposure garment.


The Frontline 300

Kappler Frontline 300

Ideal for Petrochemical Enviroments

The result of the Frontline 300 is a single-fabric solution for combined chemical-flash fire protection. Frontline 300 also offers radiant heat protection far superior to other so-called chemical/flash garments. Incorporating comparable protection to Kappler’s Zytron 300 chemical apparel, Frontline 300 provides excellent holdout for the most common petrochemical hazards.

From a design standpoint, an ensemble of hood, jacket and bib pants has proven to be the most versatile garment. The hood and jacket can be removed when not in the hot zone, thereby allowing the individual to ventilate. As with all Kappler apparel, this ensemble is a multi-use, single exposure garment.

Because of Kappler’s commitment to user survivability, Frontline garments designed to protect against a chemical flash-fire are subjected to intense testing in order to simulate real-world exposure. Chemical flash-fires are known to generate heat up to 1900º F. The Pyroman Thermal Manikin test at North Carolina State University produces this environment for 3 seconds in order to predict a percentage of body burn a wearer might experience. Sensors on the manikin indicate not only the area of the body affected, but also predict severity of the burn. The Frontline 300 ensemble garment indicated less than 1% body burn.

  • Three-way protection for chemical, flash-fire and radiant heat.

  • Ideal for petrochemical line break operations developed with input from petrochemical safety officers.

  • Multi-use, single-exposure garment provides economical alternative to expensive reusable FR apparel.

  • Reinforced knee area for added confidence and work flexibility.

Safe to use

Proven with demanding Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing and The Frontline 300 ensemble garment indicated less than 1% body burn in 1900° temperatures.

Multi-Protection

Three-way protection for chemical, flash-fire and radiant heat and ideal for petrochemical line break operations developed with input from petrochemical safety officers.

Unique Design

Reinforced knee area for added confidence and work flexibility and offers "Splash and Flash" protection, plus excellent radiatn heat protection

Chemical Test Battery

ChemicalBreakthrough time (min)
Acetone>480
Acetonitrile>480
Carbon Disulfide>480
Dichloromethane10
Diethylamine>480
Dimethylformamide>480
Ethyl Acetate>480
n - Hexane>480
Methyl Alcohol>480
Nitrobenzene>480
Sodium Hydroxide>480
Sulfuric Acid>480
Tetrachloroethylene>480
Tetrahydrofuran>480
Toluene>480

 

GasBreakthrough time (min)
Ammonia Gas>480
1,3 Butadiene Gas>480
Chlorine Gas>480
Ethylene Oxide Gas>480
Hydrogen Chloride Gas>480
Methyl Chloride Gas>480
Other Chemicals TestedBreakthrough time (min)
Benzene>480
Diesel Fuel>480
Diethylethanolamine>480
Gasoline>480
Hydrofluoric Acid (48%)>480
Kerosene>480
Methanol>480

Chemical Warfare Agent Data

Chemical AgentBreakthrough timeCriteria
Bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide (Mustard:HD)>4804.0 ug/cm2
Isopropyl methylfluorophosphonate (Sarin:GB)>4801.25 ug/cm2
Chlorovinyl arsinedichloride (Lewisite:L)>2404.0 ug/cm2
O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate (Nerve:VX)>4801.25 ug/cm2

Kappler Inc. FRONTLINE 300 1/2 C ENSEMBLE PYROMAN TEST