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COBRA? DOUBLE PLY HOOD

Style # 3102098

Material : Para-Tek FR? Tri-Blend Black

Arc Rating : 32

HRC Rating : 3

DESIGN : Double ply - no bib drape
  • Protective double-ply hood
  • X-heavy 1/2" wide elasticized face opening
  • Flat stitched seams
  • Compliant with NFPA 70E – Current Edition. Meeting the performance specifications of ASTM-F-1506

SUGGESTED LIST PRICING : $17.22

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Para-Tek FR™ is PGI’s proprietary Tri-Blend that leverages the benefits of three fibers – High Strength Para-Aramid, Lenzing FR®, and High Tenacity Nylon. PGI solution dyes all three fibers. The main benefit of solution dyeing is that the dye pigment is added to the polymer before the fiber is extruded into yarn. The color, therefore, is an inherent part of the yarn itself making it the most permanent dye method possible. Fading due to sun exposure is virtually eliminated. Color loss from abrasive cleaning agents is also highly unlikely. For those concerned about chemicals and the environment, the solution dyeing process itself is eco-friendly, using little water or energy.The end result is a lightweight, breathable hood that offers exceptional flame and heat resistance and a high arc rating – 32 (Level 3).

When tested for vertical char length the Para-Tek FR fabric had the lowest char lengths we’ve ever seen averaging 9mm (.36”) in the wales direction and 12mm (.48”) in the courses direction after five launderings. For comparison purposes, 100% Nomex has more than four times longer char lengths in the wales direction and over three times longer char lengths in the courses direction. Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) results were equally impressive with a TPP rating of 34.8 after five washings. Only the PBI/Lenzing FR blend with our Comfort Plus™ liner – 38 TPP rating, had a better rating.  Other properties of Para-Tek FR include:

  • Inherently flame resistant
  • Low thermal shrinkage
  • Excellent TPP rating – 34.8 after five washings
  • Superb  flame resistance – lowest vertical char lengths of all hood fabrics
  • Excellent Arc Flash protection (Highest arc rating of all hood fabrics) –
    ATPV = 32  HRC 3 (On double ply hoods)
    ATPV = 10 (On single ply hoods)
  • Compliant with NFPA 70E – Current Edition.  Meeting the performance specifications of ASTM-F-1506 (On double ply hoods)
  • Excellent resistance to welding sparks and splatter – Resists pin-holing from welding sparks and splatter
  • Exceptional wear life
  • Great Value.  Low initial cost, combined with long wear life
  • Comfortable.  Excellent moisture absorbency – wicks moisture off skin so it can easily evaporate. Fabric also has excellent breathability
  • Lightweight – 6 oz. / sq. yd.
  • Black color – Hides soil

FABRIC:        

  • Material composition of hood is High Strength Para-Aramid/FR Rayon/High Tenacity Nylon- approx. 6 oz sq yd. knit in a 1 x 1 rib construction for better stretch and comfort.

  • Not compliant with NFPA - Current Edition.

STITCH TYPES AND SEAMS:


  • All stitching conforms to Federal Standard 751 Specifications (FED-STD-751).
  • Major seams are flat seam assembled, stitch type 607.
  • Elastic in face opening is serged in with stitch type 504 and reinforced with bottom cover-stitch, stitch type 406.
  • Binding is applied with bottom cover-stitch, stitch type 406.

 

THREAD:

  • All sewing is done with 100% Nomex thread size TEX 40.


CONSTRUCTION:

  • The hood shall be composed of two layers of knit.
  • Hood is assembled with flat seam cover stitch.
  • Face opening shall be an oval shape measuring 6" in width and 3¼" in height. Extra-Heavy ½" wide elastic is serged to the perimeter of the face opening. The face opening with elastic is then folded back ½" and cover stitched. The heavier elastic around the face opening stretches a full 17" for easy donning.  It also is guaranteed to fit snugly around all styles of SCBA masks and will retain its shape better after repeated use and laundering.
  • The bottom edge of bib is completely bound with self-fabric bias cut binding (cut in five degree cut pattern).
     

FINISHED HOOD MEASUREMENTS:        

  1. Length of hood top 14 ± ½" (1).
  2. Width of hood top at top of face opening 8" ± 1" (2).
  3. Width of hood top at center of face opening 6" ± ½" (3).
  4. Width of hood top at bottom edge 18" ± 1" (4).

SIZE:

  • One size hood shall fit all.


LABELING AND USER INFORMATION:

  • Each hood is clearly labeled to identify material contents, Date of Manufacture, Warning Statement and Care Instructions. 

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