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Mining Publication: Self-Contained Self-Rescuer Field Evaluation: Fifth-Phase Results

Original creation date: January 1996

Image of publication Self-Contained Self-Rescuer Field Evaluation: Fifth-Phase Results

A joint effort by the Pittsburgh Research Center (PRC) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) was undertaken to determine how well self-contained self-rescuers (SCSR's), deployed in accordance with Federal regulations (30 CFR 75.1714), held up in the underground environment with regard to both physical damage and aging. This report presents findings regarding laboratory-tested SCSR's in the fifth phase of testing from mid -1993 to early 1996. The SCSR's were tested on human subjects and on a breathing and metabolic simulator (BMS) at PRC. These results indicate that most of the apparatus, if they pass their inspection criteria, perform satisfactorily.

Authors: N Kyriazi, JP Shubilla

Report of InvestigationsJanuary - 1996

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20000773

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Energy, Report of Investigations 9635. NTIS stock number: PB97-124937, 1996; :1-22

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