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What is SFI on racing suits?

What is SFI on racing suits?

SFI: SFI Ratings are determined by the results of several tests conducted on racing suits for fire retardant capabilities and Thermal Protective Performance (TPP). The standard spec for racing suits is 3.2A, or 3.2A/1. Superior construction will yield ratings of 3.2A/3, and 3.2A/5.

What is an SFI rating?

SFI is a certification that demonstrates that the manufacturer certifies the racing equipment has been laboratory tested to meet or exceed SFI safety specifications. This gives consumers and sanctioning bodies a way to differentiate a certified product from one that is untested.

What is the difference between SFI and FIA?

The FIA is an organization that is based in France and provides rules and regulations for most international forms of racing including F1, World Rally and World Touring Car Championship. SFI is a USA based non-profit organization that issues and administers standards for racing equipment including safety equipment.

Do SFI fire suits expire?

Initial certifications last for 5 years. Re-certification adds an additional 5 years. A One-time Re-certification available for PROFOX SFI 3.2A/15 (SFI-15) suits only. Our SFI 3.2A/1 and 3.2A/5 suits do not expire and do not need to be recertified.

What does SFI 1 mean?

Common Single Layer Suit
Tech Tips

SFI Rating SFI Name Comments
SFI 3.2A/1 SFI-1 Common Single Layer Suit
SFI 3.2A/5 SFI-5 Common Multi-Layer Suit
SFI 3.2A/15 SFI-15 Used for Drag Racing Applications
SFI 3.2A/20 SFI-20 Used for Top Fuel Drag Racing

What does SFI stand for in cars?

Basically, a SFI (sequential fuel injection) system has a fuel injector for each cylinder. Each of these injectors puts fuel into the system at 30-40 PSI before the intake valve.

How long are SFI ratings good for?

How does Summit Racing handle time-limited SFI parts?

SFI Inspection/Recertification Period Summit Racing Shelf Life Minimum Usable Life of Your Product
1 year 4 months 8 months
2 years 4 months 1 year, 8 months
3 years 6 months 2 years, 6 months
5 years 9 months 4 years, 3 months

How long is SFI certification?

5 years
SFI 38.1 head and neck restraints must be recertified every 5 years to maintain SFI certification. All devices that pass inspection will receive a new SFI 38.1 conformance sticker marked with the inspection date. The recertification will remain valid for 5 years.

How long are SFI harnesses good for?

two years
SFI Certification only last two years from the date of manufacture. Why only two years? Because the belts will lose strength from exposure.

How long does a racing suit last?

The length of time that any item of racewear will be suitable for use in FIA sanctioned competition will be 10 years. So, if your race suit was manufactured in 2019, the expiry date would be the end of 2029. This expiry date, currently, only has relevance for FIA events.

How long do fire suits last?

It is created by heating material until it oxidizes and chars, with the finished product able to last for two minutes exposed to fire. It is frequently used for racing undergarments and gloves.

What does SFI 5 mean?

Used for Top Fuel Drag Racing. TPP rating can vary within an SFI Rating, for example SFI 3.2A/5 rated suits (commonly called SFI-5) are available with TPP ratings anywhere from 19 to 26 depending on the number of layers and the fire-retardant material used to construct the suit.