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National Firesleeve’s fire retardant sleeves provide the protection you need for your facilities and your operators across a range of testing conditions. Our flexible, coated E-glass fiber sleeves protect hydraulic hoses, pipes, wires, and cables in high temperature environments up to 500°F (260°C) with molten metal splash protection up to 2912°F (1200°C) and are rated ‘very good’ for flame and abrasion resistance and ‘outstanding’ for flexibility and molten splash resistance, as well as water and oil resistance.

National Firesleeve products are manufactured to exacting international standards, in a factory that operates to ISO9001 international quality standards. More importantly, they are independently tested to meet the stringent requirements of a range of leading industry standards. To find out more, and to download full certifications, visit our website.

What certifications do National Firesleeve products hold?

National Firesleeve fire retardant sleeves carry a wide range of UK, European, American, and internationally recognized certifications, including:

  • EN ISO 4589 – 2: 2017 – Plastics – Determination of Burning Behavior by Oxygen Index Part 2. Ambient – Temperature Test
  • EN 45545-2 – Opinion on compliance with the requirements given in EN 45545-2 Table 5 (R22)
  • ISO 5659-2: 2012 ­– Plastics – Smoke generation – Part 2: Determination of optical density by a single-chamber test. Test at 25kW/m2 with pilot flame
  • EN 17084:2018 – Railway applications – Fire protection on railway vehicles – Toxicity test of materials and components Test Method 2 Tube Furnace (NFX 70-100-2)
  • BS 3G 100 -2.3.13 – General requirements for equipment for use in aircraft – Part 2: All equipment – Section 3: Environmental conditions – Subsection 3.13: Resistance to fire in designated fire zones. Clause 4 “Test Equipment” 4.1 Standard Flame Type A test
  • ICL/H21/13558 – Test for flammability of Plastic Materials For Parts in Devices and Appliances UL 94 Standard for safety Section 8: Vertical burning test; V-0, V-1 or V-2
  • IEC 60695-11-10:2013 – Fire Hazard Testing Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods
  • IEC 60695-11-10:2013 – Fire Hazard Testing Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods
  • ISO 11925-2: 2010 – Reaction to fire tests – Ignitability of products subjected to Direct impingement of flame – Part 2 – Single-flame source test

Meeting the demands of UL94

Critically, for users in the United States, National Firesleeve fire retardant sleeves meet the tough testing requirements of UL94- V0. These American standards have been harmonized with international standards, such as IEC 60695-11-10 and 60695-11-20 and ISO 9772 and 9773, setting a worldwide benchmark for fire protection products.

Tried and tested for mining use

Firesleeve fire retardant sleeves have also passed the exacting requirements of the US Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration. Their approval states that Firesleeve products ‘meet the requirements of the Standard Application Procedures for Acceptance of Flame-Resistant Solid Products Taken into Mines’.

Why certification is important

Official certification is important because it gives you more than just a piece of paper, it gives you peace of mind. By choosing a tested and approved product supplied by National Firesleeve, you can be sure of the highest levels of protection and performance. Whether you are keeping the heat out, to protect Hydraulic hoses, pipes wires and cables, or keeping the heat in, to protect operators from hot pipes and conduits, you can trust National Firesleeve fire retardant sleeves every time.

When safety is paramount, insist on the tried and tested standards of the international hose and cable protection experts. Talk to the team at National Firesleeve today on +1 925 699-1726 or email our experts at [email protected].