Safety Net Specifications

FALL ARREST and WORKING PLATFORM SAFETY NETS

100mm x 5mm Safety Net

EN 1263-1:2002 : The European standard applicable to safety

BASE NET:
Material:   Polypropylene
Cord Size:   5mm
Mesh Size – Fall Arrest Safety Nets:   100mm and 60mm
Mesh Size – Work Platform Nets:   35mm and 45mm
Mesh Configuration:   Square Mesh
Minimum Breaking Energy:   2.3kJ (ISO 1806)60mm x 5mm safety net

MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS / PROPERTIES
 1.   Polypropylene – Thermal Properties

Softening Point:   Polypropylene plastifies at 150 – 155c
Effect of High Temperature:   Melts at 1750c  45mm x 5mm safety net
Effect of Low Temperature:   Polypropylene retains its flexibility at very low temperature and does not become rigid under freezing conditions
Flammability on the normal PP:   Burns slowly in air, fine filaments tend to melt and drop away before propagating a flame
Chemical Properties PP:   Being a paraffin hydrocarbon is inherently chemically inert and highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals at ordinary temperatures. PP fibres have a high resistance to acids and alkalis at all concentrations. They are attacked by nitric acid. They are insoluble in most common organic solvents at room temperature.
PP:   Is an outstanding electrical insulator, especially to high frequency currents.
Insects and Micro-organisms:   The fibres are not digested by insects and are completely resistant to bacteria, mildew and other micro-organisms. This makes them virtually rot proof.

2.   Nylon – Thermal Properties

Softening Point:   Nylon softens at 235-2400c
Effect of High Temperature:   Melts at 2600c
Effect of Low Temperature:   Nylon retains its flexibility at very low temperature and does not become rigid under freezing conditions
Flammability of Nylon:   Burns with difficulty will not maintain combustion, stick pt 235oc – 240 oc, melting pt 260 oc, burns with a smell of celery