Standard EN 16350 - Electrostatic properties
What is EN 16350 standard ?
This European standard defines the test conditions and requirements for electrostatic properties of protective gloves used in ATEX area (ATmosphere Explosive)
Test Method EN 1149-2
This test method measures the vertical resistance in Ohm (Ω) through the material between two electrodes placed over the opposite surfaces, under a voltage of 100 +/-5 V
Testing conditions :
• Relative humidity 25+/-5 %
• Temperature 23 +/-1 °C
Measurement is done on 5 test pieces, all must pass the vertical resistance limit.
The vertical resistance must be below 108 Ω.
A pictogram was introduced in the new EN ISO 21420:2020
The lower the humidity, the higher the vertical resistance of the test piece.
This standard is very demanding as testing condition requires 25% relative humidity which corresponds to a dry climate that is not representative of all workplace situations.