This fully encapsulating Type 1A – ET limited life gas tight suit is designed to protect the emergency responder against toxic, corrosive gases, liquids and solid chemicals.
The suit is manufactured in DuPont™ Tychem® TK, a high performance, seven layer, nonwoven, chemical barrier fabric that is also light in weight.
Fully encapsulating design to allow breathing apparatus to be worn inside the suit
Heavy duty 122cm (48”) long gas tight zip, fitted to the right hand side of the suit – flap with a hook and loop fastener fitted to cover the teeth of the zip
Adjustable internal support belt and bat-wing sleeves for optimal wearer comfort
Flexible, multi-laminated, anti-mist visor giving clear undistorted vision
Seams stitched and double taped
Dual glove system consisting of a chemically protective laminated inner glove bonded to an outer neoprene glove for mechanical protection.
Gloves fitted by means of Respirex locking cuff
Integral socks with outer splash guards or Hazmax™ FPA safety boots – Exclusive to Respirex, these boots are highly chemically resistant and are CE marked to EN ISO 20345:2004 and EN345-2:1996
Exhalation valves ensure that the pressure change within the suit does not exceed 400 pascals in one minute
Tested to EN464 prior to despatch for leak-tightness
Pressure test required annually from year five or after each use
SOLAS 1974/1988 Reg. II-2, 18.104.22.168
Suitable for emergency team use the suit is approved to EN943-2:2019 Type 1a ET, and has been tested for the 15 chemicals listed in EN943-2:2019.
Suit can be safely used for up to 10 years after manufacture provided testing and maintenance is carried out in accordance with the user instructions.
Maintenance free for first five years unless used (in which case the suit must be tested after use and then pressure tested annually)
- TYPE 1 EN 943-2:2019 (ET)
Gas-Tight Chemical Protective Clothing
- SOLAS 1974/1988
Reg. II-2, 22.214.171.124
Protective clothing against infective agents
- FINABEL 0.7.C
Chemical Warfare Agents
Options available at time of order:
- Air pass-through
- Attachments for lifeline, torch, anchor point, Diktron and Firefly DSU’s
Accessories and maintenance
- Hazbag Decontamination Bag
- Citrikleen; Cleaning Solution
- MaxWax; zip lubricant
- Fog Off; visor cleaner
- Synodor; suit hygene treatment and odour neutraliser
- Training Suit
Product Sales Sheet:
Tychem TK GTS.pdf
Tychem TK User Instructions