Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Requirements and test methods for garments with integrated smart textiles and non textile elements

This document applies to garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities.
This document does not concern validating claims that the integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements substitute directly any protection provided by the garment from a heat and flame perspective.
The integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements could include not only the parts integrated into the protective garment but also connections to transmit the data generated or exchange data with external devices. It is not within the scope of this document to evaluate either the data storage or transmission (including connectivity) to the external devices, nor the external devices. This document evaluates only the smart textiles and non-textile elements integrated into the garment.
This document supplements the requirements of EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 13688 and does not replace any of the requirements cited in those documents.
This document sets additional testing and performance requirements linked specifically to the garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities. These additional requirements will depend on the functionality of the smart textiles or non-textile element and its needed efficacy during heat and flame hazards and risks from an electrical/electronic safety perspective in these situations.

Schutzkleidung - Kleidung zum Schutz gegen Hitze und Flammen - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Kleidungsstücke mit integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen Elementen

Dieses Dokument ist anzuwenden für Kleidungsstücke und Zusammenstellungen von Kleidungsstücken, die Schutz gegen Hitze und Flammen bieten, mit integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen Elementen für bessere Gesundheitsschutz-, Sicherheits- und Überlebensmöglichkeiten.
Dieses Dokument behandelt nicht die Validierung von Angaben, dass die integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen Elemente direkt den Schutz ersetzen, den das Kleidungsstück in Bezug auf Hitze und Flammen bietet.
Zu den integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen Elementen könnten nicht nur die in das Schutzkleidungsstück integrierten Teile gehören, sondern auch Verbindungen zur Übertragung der erzeugten Daten oder zum Datenaustausch mit externen Geräten. Es liegt nicht im Anwendungsbereich dieses Dokuments, die Datenspeicherung oder -übertragung (einschließlich Konnektivität) zu den externen Geräten oder die externen Geräte selbst zu bewerten. Dieses Dokument bewertet nur die in das Kleidungsstück integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen Elemente.
Dieses Dokument ergänzt die Anforderungen von EN ISO 11612 und EN ISO 13688 und ersetzt keine der in diesen Dokumenten genannten Anforderungen.
Dieses Dokument legt zusätzliche Prüf- und Leistungsanforderungen fest, die sich speziell auf Kleidungsstücke und Zusammenstellungen aus Kleidungsstücken beziehen, die Schutz gegen Hitze und Flammen bieten, mit integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen Elementen für bessere Gesundheitsschutz-, Sicherheits- und Überlebensmöglichkeiten. Diese zusätzlichen Anforderungen hängen von der Funktionalität der smarten Textilien oder nicht-textilen Elemente und deren erforderlichen Wirksamkeit bei Gefährdungen durch Hitze und Flammen sowie den Risiken aus Sicht der elektrischen/elektronischen Sicherheit in diesen Situationen ab.

Vêtements de protection - Protection contre la chaleur et les flammes - Exigences et méthodes d’essai pour les vêtements dotés d’éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles intégrés

Le présent document s’applique aux vêtements et assemblages de vêtements offrant une protection contre la chaleur et les flammes et dotés d’éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles intégrés pour optimiser les capacités en matière de santé, de sécurité et de survie.
Le présent document n’a pas pour objet la validation de revendications selon lesquelles les éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles intégrés remplacent directement toute protection offerte par le vêtement contre la chaleur et les flammes.
Les éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles intégrés peuvent non seulement inclure les parties comprises dans le vêtement de protection mais également les connexions vers des dispositifs externes pour transmettre les données générées et communiquer des données. Le domaine d’application du présent document ne couvre pas l’évaluation du stockage des données, ni de leur transmission (ni de la connectivité) aux dispositifs externes, ni des dispositifs externes. Le présent document n’évalue que les éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles intégrés au vêtement.
Le présent document complète les exigences de l’EN ISO 11612 et de l’EN ISO 13688 et ne remplace pas les exigences citées dans ces documents.
Le présent document définit des exigences d’essai et de performances supplémentaires liées spécifiquement aux vêtements et assemblages de vêtements offrant une protection contre la chaleur et les flammes et dotés d’éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles intégrés pour optimiser les capacités en matière de santé, de sécurité et de survie. Ces exigences supplémentaires dépendent de la fonctionnalité des éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles et du niveau d’efficacité nécessaire lors de situations dangereuses en raison de la chaleur et de flammes et du point de vue des risques en matière de sécurité électrique/électronique dans ces situations.

Varovalna obleka - Zaščita pred učinki toplote in plamena - Zahteve in preskusne metode za oblačila z integriranimi pametnimi tekstilijami in netekstilnimi deli

Ta dokument se uporablja za oblačila in sklope oblačil, ki zagotavljajo zaščito pred učinki toplote in plamena, z integriranimi pametnimi tekstilijami in netekstilnimi deli za izboljšane zmogljivosti na področju zdravja, varnosti in preživetja.
Ta dokument ne obravnava preverjanja trditev, da integrirane pametne tekstilije in netekstilni deli neposredno nadomeščajo kakršno koli zaščito, ki jo zagotavlja oblačilo z vidika učinkov toplote in plamena.
Integrirane pametne tekstilije in netekstilni deli lahko poleg delov, vgrajenih v zaščitno oblačilo, vključujejo tudi povezave za prenos ustvarjenih podatkov ali izmenjavo podatkov z zunanjimi napravami. Vrednotenje shranjevanja oziroma prenosa podatkov (vključno s povezljivostjo) v zunanje naprave in samih zunanjih naprav ne spada na področje uporabe tega dokumenta. V tem dokumentu so ovrednoteni samo pametne tekstilije in netekstilni deli, ki so vgrajeni v oblačilo.
Ta dokument dopolnjuje zahteve standardov EN ISO 11612 in EN ISO 13688 ter ne nadomešča nobenih zahtev, navedenih v teh dokumentih.
Ta dokument določa dodatne zahteve glede preskušanja in učinkovitosti, povezane posebej z oblačili in sklopi oblačil, ki zagotavljajo zaščito pred učinki toplote in plamena, z integriranimi pametnimi tekstilijami in netekstilnimi deli za izboljšane zmogljivosti na področju zdravja, varnosti in preživetja. Te dodatne zahteve bodo odvisne od funkcionalnosti pametne tekstilije ali netekstilnega dela oziroma od potrebne učinkovitosti pri izpostavljenosti toploti ali plamenu in povezanim tveganjem z vidika električne/elektronske varnosti v teh primerih.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 17673:2022
01-november-2022
Varovalna obleka - Zaščita pred učinki toplote in plamena - Zahteve in preskusne
metode za oblačila z integriranimi pametnimi tekstilijami in netekstilnimi deli
Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Requirements and test methods
for garments with integrated smart textiles and non textile elements
Schutzkleidung - Kleidung zum Schutz gegen Hitze und Flammen - Anforderungen und
Prüfverfahren für Kleidungsstücke mit integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen
Elementen
Vêtements de protection - Protection contre la chaleur et les flammes - Exigences et
méthodes d’essai pour les vêtements dotés d’éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles
intégrés
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 17673:2022
ICS:
13.340.10 Varovalna obleka Protective clothing
59.080.80 Inteligentne tekstilije Smart textiles
SIST EN 17673:2022 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 17673
EUROPEAN STANDARD

NORME EUROPÉENNE

August 2022
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.10; 59.080.80
English Version

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame -
Requirements and test methods for garments with
integrated smart textiles and non textile elements
Vêtements de protection - Protection contre la chaleur Schutzkleidung - Kleidung zum Schutz gegen Hitze und
et les flammes - Exigences et méthodes d'essai pour les Flammen - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für
vêtements dotés d'éléments intelligents textiles et non Kleidungsstücke mit integrierten smarten Textilien
textiles intégrés und nicht-textilen Elementen
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 June 2022.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this
European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references
concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN
member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by
translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management
Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye and
United Kingdom.





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© 2022 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 17673:2022 E
worldwide for CEN national Members.

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Contents Page
European foreword . 4
Introduction . 5
1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 8
4 General requirements . 10
5 Sampling, conditioning and pre-treatment . 10
5.1 Sampling . 10
5.2 Conditioning . 11
5.3 Pre-treatment by cleaning and exposure to conditions of use . 11
5.3.1 General. 11
5.3.2 Pre-treatment by cleaning . 11
5.3.3 Mechanical pre-treatment . 11
5.3.4 Deterioration of repellency by cleaning . 11
6 Implementation of the requirements in EN ISO 13688 for smart textiles and non-
textile devices . 12
7 Implementation of the requirements in EN ISO 11612 for smart textiles and non-
textile devices . 12
7.1 General. 12
7.2 Evaluation of the integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements . 15
7.2.1 Penetration of hardware . 15
7.2.2 Heat resistance . 15
7.2.3 Limited flame spread . 15
7.2.4 Optional test - whole garment test against fire exposure on thermal manikin . 15
8 Electrical safety and functionality of smart electronic components/devices. 16
8.1 General. 16
8.2 Use under variable temperatures . 16
8.2.1 Slow and fast change in temperatures . 16
8.2.2 Manufacturer’s specifications . 16
8.3 Thermal safety . 17
8.4 Electrical safety . 17
8.5 Water and humidity resistance of smart textiles and non-textile devices . 17
8.6 Batteries . 18
8.7 Sinusoidal vibrations . 18
8.8 Safety towards electromagnetic fields . 18
8.9 Explosive zones . 18
9 Evaluation of smart textiles and smart non-textile devices and elements after heat
and flame testing . 19
9.1 General. 19
9.2 Evaluation of the electrical safety and functionality. 19
9.3 Combined heat and flame and electrical evaluations . 19
10 Test report . 20
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11 Marking . 20
11.1 General . 20
11.2 Related to EN ISO 11612 . 21
11.3 Explosive zone (if required) . 21
11.4 Overall . 21
12 Information supplied by the manufacturer . 22
Annex A (normative) Smart textiles and smart non-textile devices and elements
functionality and need for efficacy . 24
Annex B (normative) Evaluation of the safety of the integrated smart/electronic components
. 27
Annex C (informative) Risk assessment . 29
Bibliography . 30

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European foreword
This document (EN 17673:2022) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 162 “Protective
clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.
This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an
identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by February 2023, and conflicting national standards shall
be withdrawn at the latest by February 2023.
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.
This document has been prepared under a Standardization Request given to CEN by the European
Commission and the European Free Trade Association.
Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national standards body.
A complete listing of these bodies can be found on the CEN website.
According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the
following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,
Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North
Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye and the United
Kingdom.
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Introduction
This document concerns garments or assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame,
with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival
capabilities.
This document does not concern validating claims that the integrated smart textiles and non-textile
elements substitute directly any protection provided by the garment from a heat and flame perspective.
The integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements may include not only the parts integrated into the
protective garment but also connections to external devices and the data generated and exchanged. It is
not within the scope of this document to evaluate data storage or transmission as well as the connectivity
to the external devices other than the hardware integrated into the garment.
The garments or assembly of garments as a whole will need to fulfil the heat and flame requirements of
EN ISO 11612 and the general clothing requirements EN ISO 13688. The smart elements shall be treated
similarly to hardware when testing according to these two standards.
The purpose of this document is to provide the additional requirements on identifying the need for
additional testing of the smart textiles or non-textile elements and how they should be tested from a heat
and flame perspective. Additional requirements, if applicable, from an electrical/electronic safety
perspective also are addressed. The applicability of the additional requirements will need to be evaluated
depending on the functionality of the smart textiles or non-textile element and its needed efficacy in a
heat and flame risks. At a minimum the smart textiles or non-textile elements should not negatively
impact the protection that the garment intends to fulfil.
This document is complementary to and does not intend to repeat the requirements of EN ISO 11612
and/or EN ISO 13688; to assist the reader it summarises the requirements of EN ISO 11612.
It is essential that the industrial workers using heat and flame personal protective equipment (PPE) and
fire (and rescue) services, or their employers, carry out a risk assessment as well as a compatibility and
ergonomics check of all parts of the PPE (e.g. SCBA, gloves, boots, etc.) to meet the requirements of the
Directive (EC) 89/656 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of
personal protective equipment at the workplace. It is essential that workers and maintenance personnel
are trained in the selection, use, care and maintenance of all personal protective equipment including the
smart elements. Guidelines for selection, use, care and maintenance of garments or assembly of garments
with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival
capabilities (smart garments) protecting against heat and flame are given in CEN/TR 17620.
This document was prepared under the standardization request M/553 as regards advanced garments
and ensembles of garments that provide protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart textiles
and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities, in support of Regulations
(EU) No 1007/2011 and (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council. This document
fulfils the request for (a) European standard(s) in the field of declaration and measurement of properties
and overall performance of advanced garments and ensembles of garments that provide protection
against heat and flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health,
safety and survival capabilities as stated in Annex II of the standardization request. As this request left it
open to choose how to approach the reply the committee decided to focus (i) on EN ISO 13688 as this
document is an integral part of all PPE product standards for heat and flame protection and (ii) to not
limit the application to only one or two categories of PPE (thus to include CAT III), which is why
EN ISO 11612 rather than ISO 14116 was chosen.
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1 Scope
This document applies to garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and
flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival
capabilities.
This document does not concern validating claims that the integrated smart textiles and non-textile
elements substitute directly any protection provided by the garment from a heat and flame perspective.
The integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements could include not only the parts integrated into
the protective garment but also connections to transmit the data generated or exchange data with
external devices. It is not within the scope of this document to evaluate either the data storage or
transmission (including connectivity) to the external devices, nor the external devices. This document
evaluates only the smart textiles and non-textile elements integrated into the garment.
This document supplements the requirements of EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 13688 and does not replace
any of the requirements cited in those documents.
This document sets additional testing and performance requirements linked specifically to the garments
and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart textiles and
non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities. These additional requirements
will depend on the functionality of the smart textiles or non-textile element and its needed efficacy during
heat and flame hazards and risks from an electrical/electronic safety perspective in these situations.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For
undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 1149-5, Protective clothing - Electrostatic properties - Part 5: Material performance and design
requirements
EN 55015, Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting
and similar equipment
EN 60068-2-6, Environmental testing - Part 2-6: Tests - Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal)
EN 60068-2-14, Environmental testing - Part 2-14: Tests - Test N: Change of temperature
EN 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code)
EN 60598-2-4:2018, Luminaires - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Portable general purpose luminaires
EN 61547, Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements
EN 62133-2, Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety
requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable
applications - Part 2: Lithium systems
EN 62493, Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields
EN 14360, Protective clothing against rain - Test method for ready made garments - Impact from above
with high energy droplets
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EN 50527-2-1:2016, Procedure for the assessment of the exposure to electromagnetic fields of workers
bearing active implantable medical devices - Part 2-1: Specific assessment for workers with cardiac
pacemakers
EN ISO 3376, Leather - Physical and mechanical tests - Determination of tensile strength and percentage
elongation (ISO 3376)
EN ISO 3758, Textiles - Care labelling code using symbols (ISO 3758)
EN ISO 4048, Leather - Chemical tests - Determination of substances soluble in dichloromethane and
content of free fatty acids (ISO 4048)
EN ISO 5077, Textiles - Determination of dimensional change in washing and drying (ISO 5077)
EN ISO 11612:2015, Protective clothing - Clothing to protect against heat and flame - Minimum
performance requirements (ISO 11612:2015)
EN ISO 13506-1, Protective clothing against heat and flame - Part 1: Test method for complete garments -
Measurement of transferred energy using an instrumented manikin (ISO 13506-1)
EN ISO 13688:2013, Protective clothing - General requirements (ISO 13688:2013)
EN ISO 13934-1, Textiles - Tensile properties of fabrics - Part 1: Determination of maximum force and
elongation at maximum force using the strip method (ISO 13934-1)
EN ISO 13935-2, Textiles - Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles - Part 2:
Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the grab method (ISO 13935-2)
EN ISO 13937-2, Textiles - Tear properties of fabrics - Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped
test specimens (Single tear method) (ISO 13937-2)
EN ISO 13938-1, Textiles - Bursting properties of fabrics - Part 1: Hydraulic method for determination of
bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-1)
EN ISO 13938-2, Textiles - Bursting properties of fabrics - Part 2: Pneumatic method for determination of
bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-2)
EN ISO 15025:2016, Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Method of test for limited
flame spread (ISO 15025:2016)
EN ISO 30023, Textiles - Qualification symbols for labelling workwear to be industrially laundered (ISO
30023)
EN ISO/IEC 80079-34, Explosive atmospheres - Part 34: Application of quality management systems for Ex
Product manufacture (ISO/IEC 80079-34)
CEN/TR 17512:2020, Personal protective equipment - Smart garments - Terms and definitions
CEN ISO/TR 11610, Protective clothing - Vocabulary (ISO/TR 11610)
CEN/CLC/TR 16832, Selection, use, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment for preventing
electrostatic risks in hazardous areas (explosion risks)
EN IEC 60079 (all parts), Explosive atmospheres
ISO 7000, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Registered symbols
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ISO 13506-2, Protective clothing against heat and flame — Part 2: Skin burn injury prediction —
Calculation requirements and test cases
ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat — Test method for convective heat
resistance using a hot air circulating oven
IEC TR 62778, Application of IEC 62471 for the assessment of blue light hazard to light sources and
luminaires
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in CEN/TR 17512, CEN ISO/TR 11610
and the following apply.
ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:
— IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
assembly of garments
series of garments arranged in the order as worn
Note 1 to entry: Assembly of garments (clothing) may contain multilayer materials, material combinations, or a
series of separate garments in single layers.
Note 2 to entry: Clothing assembly, garment assembly and assembly of garments are synonyms.
[SOURCE: EN ISO 11612:2015, 3.3 modified with and as explained in Note 2.]
3.2
(electronic) component
(electronic) constituent part of a device which cannot be physically divided into smaller parts without
losing its particular function
[SOURCE: IEC 60050-151:2001, 151-11-21]
3.3
(electronic) device
material element or assembly of such elements intended to perform a required function
[SOURCE: IEC 60050-151:2001, 151-11-20]
3.4
(electronic) hardware
physical artefact or devices in communication or device(s) in information processing
Note 1 to entry: (Electronic) hardware is not to be confused with (protective garment) hardware.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.4.11]
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3.5
(protective garment) hardware
non-fabric items forming part of or optional extras in a garment
EXAMPLES Metal or plastic buttons, zippers, touch and close fasteners or hook and loop fasteners.
Note 1 to entry: (Protective garment) hardware is not to be confused with (electronic) hardware.
Note 2 to entry: Sometimes garment and electronic hardware can be combined, for example, a press button
functioning as a switch.
[SOURCE: EN ISO 11612:2015, 3.8, modified term by adding “(protective garment)”, same in Note 1, and
new explanatory Note 2.]
3.6
integrated smart textile
integrated element for which the element is a smart textile system
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.3.7]
3.7
integrated non-textile element
integrated element for which the element is a non-textile element
Note 1 to entry: Smart textiles may contain non-textile elements.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.3.8]
3.8
non-textile element
product which is not composed of textile fibres
Note 1 to entry: Non-textile elements may contain, for example, active medical devices, radio and electrically
operated components, slide fasteners, (press) buttons, membranes or non-textile patches.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.1.4]
3.9
smart personal protective system
combination of single items of personal protective equipment that protects against applicable/relevant
risks encountered by the wearer and which exhibits an intended and exploitable response either to
changes in its surroundings/environment or to an external signal/input
Note 1 to entry: The expression “smart PPE” is used as a metonymy to represent a smart personal protective
system.
Note 2 to entry: Examples for all other auxiliary equipment or elements are ICT hardware and software, data
logging, monitoring and warning systems (both the individual and the safety management), localization equipment
and communication systems. Parts of the PPS include PPE such as: head protection (helmet), hearing protection,
eye and face protection, respiratory protection, protection against fall from a height, foot protection (safety shoes,
boots), hand protection (gloves, arm protection) or body protection/protective garments (incl. e.g. ballistic impact
protection).
Note 3 to entry: The presence of electronics does not automatically mean smart and there might be other ways to
make a personal protective system smart than by electronics.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.6.1]
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3.10
smart (intelligent, interactive) textile system
textile based system which exhibits an intended and exploitable response either to changes in its
surroundings/environment or to an external signal/input
[SOURCE: CEN ISO/TR 23383:2020, 2.6]
3.11
smart textile material (intelligent textile material, interactive textile material)
functional textile material, which interacts reversible with its environment, i.e. it responds or adapts to
changes in the environment
Note 1 to entry: The term “smart textile” may refer to either a “smart textile material” or a “smart textile system”.
Only the context, in which the term is used, will determine which one of the two is intended.
[SOURCE: CEN ISO/TR 23383:2020, 2.3]
4 General requirements
Warning for personal protection and safety of test operators: Care is to be taken to prevent the personnel
from coming into contact with combustion products, smoke and fumes resulting from tests involving
flame exposure. Exposure to gaseous products should be prevented by adequate ventilation of the testing
chamber. Appropriate care shall be taken prior and during testing for materials or components/devices
(e.g. batteries) that that may combust or potentially explode upon exposure to the temperatures applied
during testing.
Garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart
textiles and non-textile elements shall meet the requirements of EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 13688, unless
specific provisions of these standards are modified in this document. In any case, the integrated smart
textiles or non-textile elements shall not negatively impact these requirements.
This document is split in three main requirements sections, adding to or modifying the interpretation of:
— EN ISO 13688;
— EN ISO 11612;
— Safety of the smart textiles or non-textile elements (with a focus on electric components).
NOTE Since the requirements of EN ISO 13688 are included in the requirements of EN ISO 11612, any garment
or assembly of garments which meets the requirements of EN ISO 11612 will by default meet the requirements of
EN ISO 13688.
5 Sampling, conditioning and pre-treatment
5.1 Sampling
A representative specimen, including all integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements used in the
final product and assembled under the same conditions as in the final product, shall be used. The
specimen size shall be determined following the instructions from EN ISO 11612 or from Clause
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN 17673:2021
01-september-2021
Varovalna obleka - Zaščita pred učinki toplote in plamena - Zahteve in preskusne
metode za oblačila z integriranimi pametnimi tekstilijami in netekstilnimi deli
Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame - Requirements and test methods
for garments with integrated smart textiles and non textile elements
Schutzkleidung - Kleidung zum Schutz gegen Hitze und Flammen - Anforderungen und
Prüfverfahren für Kleidungsstücke mit integrierten smarten Textilien und nicht-textilen
Elementen
Vêtements de protection - Protection contre la chaleur et les flammes - Exigences et
méthodes d’essai pour les vêtements avec éléments intelligents textiles et non textiles
intégrés
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 17673
ICS:
13.340.10 Varovalna obleka Protective clothing
59.080.80 Inteligentne tekstilije Smart textiles
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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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DRAFT
EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 17673
NORME EUROPÉENNE

EUROPÄISCHE NORM

June 2021
ICS 13.340.10; 59.080.80
English Version

Protective clothing - Protection against heat and flame -
Requirements and test methods for garments with
integrated smart textiles and non textile elements
Vêtements de protection - Protection contre la chaleur Schutzkleidung - Kleidung zum Schutz gegen Hitze und
et les flammes - Exigences et méthodes d'essai pour les Flammen - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für
vêtements avec éléments intelligents textiles et non Kleidungsstücke mit integrierten smarten Textilien
textiles intégrés und nicht-textilen Elementen
This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee
CEN/TC 162.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations
which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other
language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC
Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and
United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are
aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without
notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.


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Contents Page
European foreword . 4
Introduction . 5
1 Scope . 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 8
4 General requirements . 10
5 Sampling, conditioning and pre-treatment . 10
5.1 Sampling . 10
5.2 Conditioning . 10
5.3 Pre-treatment by cleaning and exposure to conditions of use . 11
5.3.1 General. 11
5.3.2 Pre-treatment by cleaning . 11
5.3.3 Mechanical pre-treatment . 11
5.3.4 Deterioration of repellency by cleaning . 11
6 Additional and specification of the requirements in EN ISO 13688 . 12
7 Additional and specification of the requirements in EN ISO 11612 . 12
7.1 General. 12
7.2 Evaluation of the integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements . 15
7.2.1 Penetration of hardware . 15
7.2.2 Heat resistance . 15
7.2.3 Limited flame spread . 15
7.2.4 Optional test - whole garment test against fire exposure on thermal manikin . 15
8 Electrical safety and functionality of smart electronic components/devices. 16
8.1 General. 16
8.2 Use under variable temperatures . 16
8.2.1 Slow and fast change in temperatures . 16
8.2.2 Manufacturer’s specifications . 16
8.3 Thermal safety . 17
8.4 Electrical safety . 17
8.5 Water and humidity resistance . 17
8.6 Batteries . 18
8.7 Sinusoidal vibrations . 18
8.8 Safety towards electromagnetic fields . 18
8.9 Explosive zones . 18
9 Evaluation of smart textile and smart non-textile devices and elements after heat
and flame testing . 19
9.1 General. 19
9.2 Evaluation of the electrical safety and functionality. 19
9.3 Combined heat and flame and electrical evaluations . 19
10 Test report . 20
11 Marking . 20
11.1 General. 20
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11.2 Related to EN ISO 11612 . 21
11.3 Explosive zone (if required) . 21
11.4 Overall . 21
12 Information supplied by the manufacturer . 22
Annex A (normative) Smart textile and smart non-textile devices and elements
functionality and need for efficacity . 24
Annex B (normative) Evaluation of the safety of the integrated smart/ electronic
components . 27
Annex C (informative) Risk assessment . 29
Bibliography . 30
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European foreword
This document (prEN 17673:2021) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 162 “Protective
clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
This document has been prepared under a mandate (M/553) given to CEN by the European
Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of
EU Directive(s).
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Introduction
This document concerns garments or assembly of garments providing protection against heat and
flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival
capabilities.
This document does not concern validating claims that the integrated smart textile and non-textile
elements substitute directly any protection provided by the garment from a heat and flame perspective.
The integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements may include not only the parts integrated into
the protective garment but also connections to external devices and the data generated and exchanged.
It is not within the scope of this document to evaluate data storage or transmission as well as the
connectivity to the external devices other than the hardware integrated into the garment.
The garments or assembly of garments as a whole will need to fulfil the heat and flame requirements of
EN ISO 11612 and the general clothing requirements EN ISO 13688. The smart elements shall be
treated similarly to hardware when testing according to these two standards.
The purpose of this document is to provide the additional requirements on identifying the need for
additional testing of the smart textiles or non-textile elements and how they should be tested from a
heat and flame perspective. Additional requirements, if applicable, from an electrical/electronic safety
perspective also are addressed. The applicability of the additional requirements will need to be
evaluated depending on the functionality of the smart textile or non-textile element and its needed
efficacy in a heat and flame risks. At a minimum the smart textile or non-textile elements should not
negatively impact the protection that the garment intends to fulfil.
This document is complementary to and does not intend to repeat the requirements of EN ISO 11612
and/or EN ISO 13688.
It is essential that the industrial workers using heat and flame personal protective equipment (PPE) and
fire (and rescue) services, or their employers, carry out a risk assessment as well as a compatibility and
ergonomics check of all parts of the PPE (e.g. SCBA, gloves, boots, etc.) to meet the requirements of the
Directive (EC) 89/656 on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of
personal protective equipment at the workplace. It is essential that workers and maintenance
personnel are trained in the selection, use, care and maintenance of all personal protective equipment
including the smart elements. Guidelines for selection, use, care and maintenance of garments or
assembly of garments with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health,
safety and survival capabilities (smart garments) protecting against heat and flame are given in
CEN/TR 17620.
This document was prepared under the standardization request M/553 as regards advanced garments
and ensembles of garments that provide protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart
textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities, in support of
Regulations (EU) No 1007/2011 and (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
This document fulfils the request for (a) European standard(s) in the field of declaration and
measurement of properties and overall performance of advanced garments and ensembles of garments
that provide protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements
for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities as stated in Annex II of the standardization request.
As this request left it open to choose the detailed the committee decided to focus (i) on EN ISO 13688 as
this document is an integral part of all PPE product standards for heat and flame protection and (ii) to
not limit the application to only one or two categories of PPE (thus to include CAT III), which is why
EN ISO 11612 rather than ISO 14116 was chosen.
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1 Scope
This document applies to garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and
flame, with integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival
capabilities.
This document does not concern validating claims that the integrated smart textile and non-textile
elements substitute directly any protection provided by the garment from a heat and flame perspective.
The integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements could include not only the parts integrated into
the protective garment but also connections to transmit the data generated or exchange data with
external devices. It is not within the scope of this document to evaluate either the data storage or
transmission (including connectivity) to the external devices, nor the external devices. This document
evaluates only the smart textiles and non-textile elements integrated into the garment.
This document supplements the requirements of EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 13688 and does not replace
any of the requirements cited in those documents.
This document sets additional testing and performance requirements linked specifically to the
garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart
textiles and non-textile elements for enhanced health, safety and survival capabilities. These additional
requirements will depend on the functionality of the smart textile or non-textile element and its needed
efficacy during heat and flame hazards and risks from an electrical/electronic safety perspective in
these situations.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For
undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 1149-5, Protective clothing — Electrostatic properties — Part 5: Material performance and design
requirements
EN 55015, Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting
and similar equipment
EN 60068-2-6, Environmental testing — Part 2-6: Tests — Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal) (IEC 60068-2-6)
EN 60068-2-14, Environmental testing — Part 2-14: Tests — Test N: Change of temperature
(IEC 60068-2-14)
EN 60079 (all parts), Explosive atmosphere (IEC 60079)
EN 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) (IEC 60529)
EN 60598-2-4:2018, Luminaires — Part 2-4: Particular requirements — Portable general purpose
luminaires (IEC 60598-2-4:2017)
EN 61547, Equipment for general lighting purposes — EMC immunity requirements (IEC 61547)
EN 62133-2, Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes — Safety
requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable
applications — Part 2: Lithium systems (IEC 62133-2)
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EN 62493, Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields
(IEC 62493)
EN 14360, Protective clothing against rain — Test method for ready made garments — Impact from
above with high energy droplets
EN ISO 3376, Leather — Physical and mechanical tests — Determination of tensile strength and
percentage elongation (ISO 3376)
EN ISO 4048, Leather — Chemical tests — Determination of substances soluble in dichloromethane and
content of free fatty acids (ISO 4048)
EN ISO 4674-1:2016, Rubber- or plastics-coated fabrics — Determination of tear resistance — Part 1:
Constant rate of tear methods (ISO 4674-1:2016)
EN ISO 11612:2015, Protective clothing — Clothing to protect against heat and flame — Minimum
performance requirements (ISO 11612:2015)
EN ISO 13506-1, Protective clothing against heat and flame — Part 1: Test method for complete
garments — Measurement of transferred energy using an instrumented manikin (ISO 13506-1:2017)
EN ISO 13688:2013, Protective clothing — General requirements (ISO 13688)
EN ISO 13934-1, Textiles — Tensile properties of fabrics — Part 1: Determination of maximum force and
elongation at maximum force using the strip method (ISO 13934-1)
EN ISO 13935-2, Textiles — Seam tensile properties of fabrics and made-up textile articles — Part 2:
Determination of maximum force to seam rupture using the grab method (ISO 13935-2)
EN ISO 13937-2, Textiles — Tear properties of fabrics — Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-
shaped test specimens (Single tear method) (ISO 13937-2)
EN ISO 13938-1, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 1: Hydraulic method for determination
of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-1)
EN ISO 13938-2, Textiles — Bursting properties of fabrics — Part 2: Pneumatic method for determination
of bursting strength and bursting distension (ISO 13938-2)
EN ISO 15025:2016, Protective clothing — Protection against heat and flame — Method of test for limited
flame spread (ISO 15025:2016)
EN ISO 5077, Textiles — Determination of dimensional change in washing and drying (ISO 5077)
ISO 7000, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Registered symbols
ISO 13506-2, Protective clothing against heat and flame — Part 2: Skin burn injury prediction —
Calculation requirements and test cases
ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat — Test method for convective heat
resistance using a hot air circulating oven
CEN/TR 17512, Personal protective equipment — Smart garments — Terms and definitions
CEN ISO/TR 11610, Protective clothing - Vocabulary (ISO/TR 11610)
IEC/TR 62778, Application of IEC 62471 for the assessment of blue light hazard to light sources and
luminaires
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3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in CEN/TR 17512 and in
CEN ISO/TR 11610, and the following apply.
ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:
• IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
assembly of garments
series of garments arranged in the order as worn
Note 1 to entry: Assembly of garments (clothing) may contain multilayer materials, material combinations, or a
series of separate garments in single layers.
Note 2 to entry: Clothing assembly, garment assembly and assembly of garments are synonyms.
[SOURCE: EN ISO 11612:2015, 3.3, modified.]
3.2
(electronic) component
(electronic) constituent part of a device which cannot be physically divided into smaller parts without
losing its particular function
[SOURCE: IEC 60050-151:2001, 151-11-21]
3.3
(electronic) device
material element or assembly of such elements intended to perform a required function
[SOURCE: IEC 60050-151:2001, 151-11-20]
3.4
(electronic) hardware
physical artefact or devices in communication or device(s) in information processing
Note 1 to entry: (Electronic) hardware is not to be confused with (protective garment) hardware.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.4.11]
3.5
(protective garment) hardware
non-fabric items forming part of or optional extras in a garment
EXAMPLE Metal or plastic buttons, zippers, touch and close fasteners or hook and loop fasteners.
Note 1 to entry: (Protective garment) hardware is not to be confused with (electronic) hardware.
Note 2 to entry: Sometimes garment and electronic hardware can be combined, for example, a press button
functioning as a switch.
[SOURCE: EN ISO 11612:2015, 3.8, modified.]
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3.6
integrated smart textile
integrated element for which the element is a smart textile system
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.3.7]
3.7
integrated non-textile element
integrated element for which the element is a non-textile element
Note 1 to entry: Smart textiles may contain non-textile elements.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.3.8]
3.8
non-textile element
product which is not composed of textile fibres
Note 1 to entry: Non-textile elements may contain, for example, active medical devices, radio and electrically
operated components, slide fasteners, (press) buttons, membranes or non-textile patches.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.1.4]
3.9
smart personal protective system
combination of single items of personal protective equipment that protects against applicable/relevant
risks encountered by the wearer and which exhibits an intended and exploitable response either to
changes in its surroundings/environment or to an external signal/input
Note 1 to entry: The expression “smart PPE” is used as a metonymy to represent a smart personal protective
system.
Note 2 to entry: Examples for all other auxiliary equipment or elements are ICT hardware and software, data
logging, monitoring and warning systems (both the individual and the safety management), localization
equipment and communication systems. Parts of the PPS include PPE such as: head protection (helmet), hearing
protection, eye and face protection, respiratory protection, protection against fall from a height, foot protection
(safety shoes, boots), hand protection (gloves, arm protection) or body protection/protective garments (incl. e.g.
ballistic impact protection).
Note 3 to entry: The presence of electronics does not automatically mean smart and there might be other ways to
make a personal protective system smart than by electronics.
[SOURCE: CEN/TR 17512:2020, 3.6.1]
3.10
smart (intelligent, interactive) textile
textile based system which exhibits an intended and exploitable response either to changes in its
surroundings/environment or to an external signal/input
[SOURCE: CEN ISO/TR 23383:2020, 2.6]
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3.11
smart textile material (intelligent textile material, interactive textile material)
functional textile material, which interacts reversible with its environment, i. e. it responds or adapts to
changes in the environment
Note 1 to entry: The term “smart textile” may refer to either a “smart textile material” or a “smart textile system”.
Only the context, in which the term is used, will determine which one of the two is intended.
[SOURCE: CEN ISO/TR 23383:2020, 2.3]
4 General requirements
Warning for personal protection and safety of test operators: Care is to be taken to prevent the
personnel from coming into contact with combustion products, smoke and fumes resulting from the
flame exposure. Exposure to gaseous products should be prevented by adequate ventilation of the
chamber. Appropriate care shall be taken prior and during testing for materials or components/devices
(e.g. batteries) that that may combust or potentially explode upon exposure to the temperatures applied
during testing.
Garments and assembly of garments providing protection against heat and flame, with integrated smart
textiles and non-textile elements shall meet the requirements of EN ISO 11612 and EN ISO 13688,
unless specific provisions of these standards are modified in this document. In any case, the integrated
smart textiles or non-textile elements shall not negatively impact these requirements.
This document is split in three main requirements sections, adding to or modifying the interpretation
of:
• EN ISO 13688;
• EN ISO 11612;
• Safety of the smart textile or non-textile elements (with a focus on electric components).
NOTE Since the requirements of EN ISO 13688 are included in the requirements of EN ISO 11612, any
garment or assembly of garments which meets the requirements of EN ISO 11612 will by default meet the
requirements of EN ISO 13688.
5 Sampling, conditioning and pre-treatment
5.1 Sampling
A representative specimen, including all integrated smart textiles and non-textile elements used in the
final product and assembled under the same conditions as in the final product, shall be used. The
specimen size shall be determined following the instructions from EN ISO 11612 or from Clause 8 of
this document.
A schematic drawing/diagram of where the smart components are located in the garment, including in
which layers and how they might pass through the different layers of the garment shall be provided
with either the garment or the specimens for testing.
This description, including the garment or the samples to be tested, will allow laboratories to correctly
identify what and how these should be tested.
5.2 Conditioning
The specimen for testing shall be conditioned according to EN ISO 11612 unless specified differently in
the Clauses of this document.
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5.3 Pre-treatment by cleaning and exposure to conditions of use
5.3.1 General
The pre-treatment of the protective garment with integrated smart textile or non-textile elements shall
be in accordance with EN ISO 11612, unless specified differently in the Clauses of this document.
5.3.2 Pre-treatment by cleaning
Before pre-treatment by cleaning as specified in EN ISO 11612, the
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