GTL ESD Gas-Tight Suit

The GTL ESD is a Type 1A - ET single use, regular robustness encapsulating gas-tight suit designed to protect the emergency responder against toxic, corrosive gases, liquids and solid chemicals. The Electro-Static Dissipative construction allows the suit to be used in potentially explosive (ATEX) atmospheres.

Manufactured in Chemprotex™ 400, a high performance multi-layer chemical-barrier fabric the GTL suit is exceptionally light weight and comfortable.

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Product Features

  • Encapsulating design for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) worn inside the suit
  • Gas-tight zip running from side of head to lower thigh, covered by zip flap with hook & loop fastener
  • Protection against liquid & gaseous chemicals (Type 1), infective agents and chemical warfare agents
  • Inward Leakage tested to EN 1073-2:2002, Class 3 with a Nominal Protection Factor (NPF) >9090
  • Kemblok™ gloves welded to sleeves, with elasticated oversleeve
  • Supplied with separate antistatic Honeywell® Butoject® outer gloves for mechanical protection
  • Two covered exhalation valves maintain a comfortable working pressure inside the suit
  • Large flexible chemically resistant visor for wide field of view
  • Bat-wing sleeves allow wearer to remove their hand from the glove to check gauges and other equipment inside the suit
  • Adjustable internal support belt
  • Integral sock feet with conductive pads and outer splash guard legs
  • For Type 1A (ET) the suit must be worn with F3A certified safety footwear. For use in ATEX environments these must be ESD rated (e.g. Hazmax™ FPA ESD)
  • Internal pressure test to ISO 17491-1:2012 conducted prior to despatch to confirm the suit is gas-tight
  • Seven year maintenance free shelf-life, maximum shelf life 10 years

Product Applications

# Fire Brigades PPE for fire brigades includes gas-tight suits, liquid-tight splash suits and protective footwear. As well as CBRN equipment for mass casualty decontamination.
# Health Authorities PPE for hospitals and health authorities include protection from biological hazards, powered respirator suits and equipment for mass casualty decontamination.
# Civil Defence A range of PPE for the police and other civil defence organisations, including mass decontamination equipment and PPE for CBRN response including gas-tight suits, liquid-tight splash suits and protective gloves and footwear.
# Water Companies PPE for the response to hazardous liquid and gas escapes from water treatment facilities, including gas-tight suits for chlorine leaks and decontamination equipment.
# Nuclear A range of nuclear PPE that includes lightweight suits to protect against contaminated radioactive particulate matter.
# Petrochemical A range of products for the petrochemical industry, including best-in-class chemical workwear, air-fed suits and hoods, gas-tight suits and protective footwear.
# Shipping Chemical protection for marine environments including SOLAS approved gas-tight suits, liquid-tight splash suits and protective footwear.
# Pharmaceutical PPE for the pharmaceutical industry offering protection from API's and other fine particulates.
# Chemical Industry Chemical protective PPE offers best-in-class protection including gas-tight suits, chemical workwear, liquid-tight splash suits, hoods, aprons and protective footwear.
Chemical Permeation Data
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Chemical CAS Number Chemprotex™ 400
‘Roundup’ weedkiller n/a >480mins
acetaldehyde 75-07-0 >480mins
acetic acid, 30% 64-19-7 >480mins
acetic acid, glacial 64-19-7 >480mins
acetic anhydride 108-24-7 >480mins
acetone 67-64-1 >480mins
acetonitrile 75-05-8 >480mins
acetophenone 98-86-2 >480mins
acrylamide 50% 79-06-1 >480mins
acrylic acid 79-10-7 >480mins
acrylonitrile 107-13-1 >480mins
allyl alcohol 107-18-6 >480mins
ammonia gas 7664-41-7 >480mins
ammonia solution, 35% 1336-21-6 >480mins
ammonium hydroxide (35% NH3 in water) 1336-21-6 >480mins
amyl acetate 628-63-7 >480mins
aniline 62-53-3 >480mins
aviation fuel n/a >480mins
benzene 71-43-2 >360mins
benzonitrile 100-47-0 >480mins
benzoyl chloride 98-88-4 >480mins
benzyl alcohol 100-51-6 >480mins
benzyl chloride 100-44-7 >480mins
bromine 7726-95-6 <10mins
bromine liquid 7726-95-6 <10mins
butadiene, 1,3- 106-99-0 >480mins
butane 106-97-8 >480mins
butanol n- 71-36-3 >480mins
butyl aldehyde 123-72-8 >480mins
butyl ether n- 142-96-1 >480mins
carbon disulphide 75-15-0 >480mins
chlorine gas 7782-50-5 >480mins
chloroacetic acid 85% 79-11-8 >480mins
chlorobenzene 108-90-7 >360mins
chloroethanol 2- 107-07-3 >480mins
chloroform 67-66-3 >60mins
cresol m- 108-39-4 >480mins
cyclohexane 110-82-7 >480mins
cyclohexanone 108-94-1 >480mins
di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate 117-81-7 >480mins
dichlorodimethysilane 75-78-5 >480mins
dichloromethane 75-09-2 >480mins
diesel fuel n/a >480mins
diethylamine 109-89-7 >480mins
dimethyl sulphate 77-78-1 >480mins
dimethyl sulphide 75-18-3 >60mins
dimethylacetamide, N,N- 127-19-5 >480mins
dioxane 1,4- 123-91-1 >480mins
epichlorohydrin 106-89-8 >480mins
ethanol 64-17-5 >480mins
ethanolamine 141-43-5 >480mins
ethyl acetate 141-78-6 >480mins
ethyl cellosolve acetate 111-15-9 >480mins
ethylene diamine 107-15-3 >480mins
ethylene dibromide 106-93-4 >480mins
ethylene glycol 107-21-1 >480mins
ethylene oxide 75-21-8 >480mins
formaldehyde, 37% sol 50-00-0 >480mins
formic acid 96% 64-18-6 >480mins
furaldehyde 2- 98-01-1 >480mins
glutaraldehyde 5% 111-30-8 >480mins
heptane 142-82-5 >480mins
hexane 110-54-3 >480mins
hydrazine monohydrate 7803-57-8 >480mins
hydrochloric acid 37% 7647-01-0 >480mins
hydrofluoric acid 48% 7664-39-3 >480mins
hydrofluoric acid 73% 7664-39-3 >480mins
hydrogen chloride gas 7647-01-0 >480mins
hydrogen fluoride gas 7664-39-3 >300mins
hydrogen fluoride liquid 7664-39-3 >180mins
hydrogen peroxide 30% 7722-84-1 >480mins
kerosene 8008-20-8 >480mins
lactic acid 50-21-5 >480mins
mercuric chloride (sat. solution) 7487-94-7 >480mins
methacrylic acid 79-41-4 >480mins
methanol 67-56-1 >480mins
methyl acrylate 96-33-3 >480mins
methyl chloride 74-87-3 >480mins
methyl ethyl ketone (M.E.K) 2-butanone 78-93-3 >480mins
methyl mercaptan 74-93-1 >480mins
methyl methacrylate 80-62-6 >480mins
methyl pyrolidone, n 872-50-4 >480mins
methyl vinyl ketone 78-94-4 >480mins
methyl-t-butyl-ether 1634-04-4 >480mins
methylene bromide 74-95-3 >480mins
nicotine 54-11-5 >480mins
nitric acid (>90% fuming) 7697-37-2 >480mins
nitric acid 70% conc 7697-37-2 >480mins
nitrobenzene 98-95-3 >480mins
nitromethane 96% 75-52-5 >480mins
oleum (15% free SO3) 8014-95-7 >480mins
perchloric acid 7601-90-3 >480mins
petrol - unleaded 8006-61-9 >480mins
petrol, leaded n/a >480mins
phenol 85% aqueous 108-95-2 >480mins
phosphoric acid 85% 7664-38-2 >480mins
phosphorus oxytrichloride 10025-87-3 >420mins
potassium chromate (sat. solution) 7789-00-6 >480mins
propan-2-ol 67-63-0 >480mins
propylene oxide 75-56-9 >480mins
pyridine 110-86-1 >480mins
sodium cyanide 45% 143-33-9 >480mins
sodium hydroxide 40% 1310-73-2 >480mins
sodium hypochlorite (12% chlorine) 7681-52-9 >480mins
styrene 100-42-5 >480mins
sulphur dioxide 7446-09-5 >480mins
sulphuric acid 50% 7664-93-9 >480mins
sulphuric acid 95-98% 7664-93-9 >480mins
sulphuric acid 99% 7664-93-9 >480mins
tetrachloroethylene 127-18-4 >480mins
tetrahydrofuran 109-99-9 >480mins
toluene 108-88-3 >480mins
toluene-2,4-diisocyanate 584-84-9 >480mins
toluidine, o- 95-53-4 >480mins
trichloroacetic acid 80% 650-51-1 >480mins
trichlorobenzene, 1,2,4- 120-82-1 >480mins
trichloroethylene 79-01-6 >30mins
triethylamine 121-44-8 >480mins
trifluoroacetic acid 76-05-1 >480mins
vinyl acetate 108-05-4 >480mins
xylene 1330-20-7 >480mins


TYPE 1A | EN 943-2:2019 (ET)
Gas-Tight Chemical Protective Suits for Emergency Teams

SOLAS 1974/1988
Reg. II-2,

Material Performance

Chemical Warfare Agents

EN 14126:2003
Protective Clothing Against Infective Agents

ATEX Zones

Tested in accordance with EN IEC 60079-32-2:2015 and CEN/CLC/TR 16832:2015
For use in the following ATEX environments:
Dust Ex atmospheres: ZONES 20, 21 & 22
Gas Ex atmospheres: ZONES 1 & 2


Chemprotex™ 400


Size Chest (cm) Height (cm)
Small 88-96 164-175
Medium 96-104 170-182
Large 104-112 176-188
X-Large 112-124 182-194
XX-Large 124-136 188-200


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