Kappler

Frontline 500

Certified to NFPA 1991, Frontline 500 offers proven three-way protection , broad chemical holdout, plus flame resistance and radiant heat protection for the additional hazards encountered in a chemical flash-fire. NFPA certification includes base plus Optional Flash Fire and Liquified Gas requirements. Like many Kappler garments, this is a multi-use, single exposure suit. Frontline 500 provides excellent holdout for the ASTM F1001 battery and many additional chemicals.

To ensure optimal radiant heat protection, Kappler's focus on user survivability included Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing in addition to the NFPA 1991 Chemical Flash Fire Option. Pyroman results for Frontline 500 indicated 0% body burn, a huge confidence factor when facing a chemical flash situation.


The Frontline 500

Kappler Frontline 500

Vapor Total Encapsulating Suit

Kappler’s single-suit design means goodbye to the days of a cumbersome two-suit NFPA 1991 configuration. As with all Kappler apparel, this is a multi-use, single exposure garment. Offering comparable protection to Kappler’s Zytron 500 chemical apparel, Frontline 500 provides excellent holdout for the ASTM F1001 battery and beyond.

For optimal radiant heat protection, Kappler’s commitment to user survivability led us to use the more demanding Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing in addition to the NFPA 1991 Chemical Flash Fire Option. Pyroman results for Frontline 500 indicated 0% body burn a huge confidence factor when facing a chemical flash situation. Chemical, flash, radiant, three hazards, one suit. With Frontline 500, Kappler’s got your back and your front.

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 6 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 500 encapsulating suit performed exceptionally well in both measurements, with 0% body burn indicated.

  • Single suit provides three-way protection chemical, flash-fire and radiant heat.

  • Provides excellent survivability performance 0% body burn in Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing.

  • Includes Kappler’s AntiFog Expanded View Visor System

  • Highly flexible Aquaseal gas-tight zipper makes donning, doffing and pressure testing much easier

Hazardous Chemicals

Contains more than 2200 TICs (Toxic Industrial Chemicals) and other toxic or hazardous materials.

Multi-Protection

Combines chemical, flash-fire and radiant heat protection in a single suit and seams are sewn and double heat-sealed/taped for added protection

Single-Suit

Single garment eliminates need for typical 2-suit NFPA 1991 configuration and excellent survivability performance 0% body burn in Pyroman Thermal Manikin testing.

Excellent Face Shield

Large, expanded-view face shield improves field of vision and enhances responder safety.

Chemical Test Battery

ChemicalBreakthrough time (min)
Acetone>480
Acetonitrile>480
Carbon Disulfide>480
Dichloromethane253
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
Ethylene Oxide Gas>480
Hydrogen Chloride Gas253
Methyl Chloride Gas>480

Chemical Warfare Agent Data

Chemical AgentBreakthrough time (min)Criteria
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. VALVE ASSEMBLY AND INSPECTION FRONTLINE 500

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