Our TAÏPAN Masks ( Ultimate Edition remastered ) have passed the french Laboratory controls to get CE conformity certificate to have CE Norm EN166B and PYVS-002, therefore the official authorization to be able to market our masks on the national as well as the international.
Here the official CE certificate.
OUR CE NORM :
Our TAÏPAN masks have been tested in this French laboratory or they developed a special protocol for the practice of airsoft called "PYVS-002".
The TAÏPAN passed EN166 B standard too. You can find the standard on the official report above and on the screen of the last versions.
After passing the EN166B norm, the CRITT has directed us and officially proposed to call our standard "PYVS-002"on the notice intructions in order to be sold to the insurance and to be recognized in the same way as EN166B.
We agreed with CRITT that our official paper standard ( notice instructions ) is called PYVS-002 although the mask passed EN166B standard.
The "PYVS-002" standard is not yet recognized by the insurance companies because the enabling process is long. Test report just at the top and on the screen of the latest versions are a guarantee for your insurance. If problem, we are ready to answer to your insurance company.
Our masks " NewHope and KAAC " were submitted to the passage and control of the French laboratory ALUTEC, in order to obtain the certificate of conformity CE with standard EN166B, then the official authorization to be able to market our masks on the national as well as the international.
ALUTEC has been accredited by COFRAC since 2004 and is also authorized as a notified body (no. 2009) by decree of the ministries responsible for labor and agriculture in December 2007 for the EC type-examination of Type II Personal Protective Equipment .
EN 166 B Standart
Field of vision (166-CV04)
This test enables us to measure the part of space visible through a mask or spectacles, by verifying the contour of the frame using ellipsis.
The sample is compliant if the spectacles frame does not obstruct vision.
Marking and information control (166-MI08)
All markings (eyepieces and frames) must be clear and permanent. Marking must be visible when the full protector is assembled and it must not infringe upon the minimum field of vision. Outside this zone, markings must not obstruct the wearer’s sight.
Oculars' marking must have the technical informations appropriated : level's number, manufacturer's identification, optical class, resistance to the electric arc of short-circuit, not adherence to melted metal and resistance to penetration of the robust warmthes penetration, resistance to damage by fine particles, resistance to fogging, original ocular/replacement ocular, resistance to high speed particles at elevated temperature, brandmark of oculars laminated.
The marking of frames must have the technical informations appropriated : manufacturer's identification, number of this european standard, domain of utilisation, robustness and resistance to high speed particles, resistance to high speed particles at elevated temperature, frames for little head, heigher level's number of ocular.
Eye guard whose frame and oculars form a whole, must have a marking on the frame. This marking must have the complete marking of ocular, one hyphen, the number of this standard and the suited symbols indicating the domain of use and the level of impact.
Difference in prismatic power (166-DP05)
The aim of this test is to assess the difference in the prismatic power of a frame by measuring the deviations, horizontal and vertical, of the rays crossing the eyepieces.
The interpretation of the results depends on the standard tested.
Transmission factor in the visible (166-FT07)
This test enables us to measure at the reference point, the transmission factor of a filter (visible and UV), to determine its category and to check requirements relating to car driving and road users (recognition of traffic lights).
There are 5 filter categories from the lightest (Cat 0) to the darkest (Cat 4). The UV transmission requirements differ in function of the category.
Diffused light (166-LD04)
This test enables us to determine the reduced luminance factor of a solar protection filter, framed or unframed. This test characterises the light diffused by the illumination of the eyepiece.
The samples are compliant if the value of the reduced luminance factor falls within the tolerance set out in the appropriate regulations.
Optical power (166-PO05)
The aim of this test is to measure the values of the spherical, astigmatic and prismatic powers of lenses. The measurements are made at the reference point.
The interpretation of the results, with regard to optical power, depends on the standard tested.
Quality of material and surface (166-MS04)
The aim of this test is to evidence all material and surface faults present on the eyepieces of personal eye protection equipment and ophthalmic eyepieces.
The observation zone is 30 mm around the reference point, it excludes a marginal zone of 5 mm from the edge of the lens. A large range of faults may be observed on the latter (e.g.: bubbles, embedding, scratches, cracks…).
Resistance to corrosion (166-RC01)
This test enables us to test the resistance of personal eye protection equipment (with metal parts) to corrosion, in an aqueous solution.
The sample is compliant if no oxidation or appearance fault is observed.
Resistance to ignition (166-RI02)
The aim of this test is to check the behaviour of eye protection equipment or of a pair of ophthalmic spectacles on the contact of an arm mounted at 650 °C.
The sample is compliant if it doesn’t catch fire, and if it does not continue to glow after the flame source has been removed.
Minimum toughness (166-SM01)
The aim of this test is to measure the permanent deformation of the bridge of a pair of solar or ophthalmic spectacles by exercising on the latter a force of 5 N over a distance equal to 10 % of the inter-pupil value and thus to evidence the minimum toughness or the deformation of the bridge of a pair of spectacles.
The sample is compliant if no fracturing or cracking is observed over the frame as a whole, if the permanent deformation is = 2 % of the inter-pupil distances, and if the test lens does not break and remains in its housing.
Reinforced toughness (166-SR07)
This test enables us to verify the resistance of a whole protector to front and side impacts of a steel ball, of a nominal diameter of 22 mm, with a mass of 43g, hitting them at a speed of around 5.1m/s.
The sample is compliant if no fracturing or deformation of the eyepiece is observed.
Reinforced toughness on single eyepiece (166-SR06)
This test enables us to verify the resistance of a single eyepiece to front and side impacts from a steel ball, of a nominal diameter of 22 mm with a mass of 43g, hitting it at a speed of around 5.1 m/s.
The eyepiece is compliant if no fracturing or deformation of the eyepiece is observed.
Stability at a high temperature (166-TE01)
This test enables us to test the resistance of the frames of ophthalmic spectacles to high temperatures.
The aim of this test is to find out the deformation of the opening of the arms caused by exposure to a high temperature (55°C).The sample is compliant if deformation does not exceed +6 mm and -12 mm (for large frames) compared to its original position.
Variation of the transmission factor (166-VFT7)
This test enables us to check the variation of the transmission factor in the visible (comparison between two measurements) and in the UVs of a single filter.
The variation tolerance differs according to eyepieces' transmission.
UV ageing (166-RRU8)