IEC 61331-1:2002 will be withdrawn effective June 11,2017
IEC 61331-1:2014 is now the official, recognized standard for radiation protection aprons in Europe.
New Lead Equivalency
The new lead equivalency standard requirements are .25 mm Pb for light duty and .35 mm Pb for heavy duty aprons. This allows for a lighter weight apron that still provides all of the protection required.
New Testing Range
The new testing range is from 50 kVp to 110 kVp. All radiation protection aprons must meet the minimum lead equivalency at each of these kVp ranges.
KIARMOR core material is the lightest to pass IEC61331-1:2014. Any like style and size apron that is lighter than an Infab KIARMOR apron does not pass the proper testing.
Ask for Certification
If any apron manufacturer claims their like style and size apron is lighter, ask for their certification from an accredited testing facility, such as the NPL (National Physics Laboratory).
All new Infab aprons are manufactured to the new IEC standards. We have adopted this global standard and are committed to offering you the highest protection levels to keep you safe and prolong your career.