New Sensor Technology Development and Integration for End of Service Life Indicators-FY07
- This project will develop sensor systems for integration into personal protective equipment (PPE). These sensor systems will provide information regarding the PPE performance and end-of-service life.
- OSHA standard 1910.134(d)(3)(iii)(B)(2)
42 CFR Part 84 Subpart G, Section 84.1157. Vol 60, Number 110
- Carnegie Mellon University, Research partner
- U. S. Air Force AFOSR, Funding partner
- General industry workers and emergency responders
- Development partnerships with technology providers and manufacturers
- Test prototype chemical sensors systems
- Construct cartridge simulator test bed
- Collaborate with manufacturers to test sensor package integrated into respirator cartridges
- Assessment of intermediate design integrated sensor arrays
- Initial implementation of real-time analysis of sensor array data
- Test results with analytes and humidity
- Deliver 80 improved sensor packages for distribution to manufacturers
- Manuscripts published or submitted to peer review journals (approx. 3)
- Presentations to stakeholders or conferences (approx. 15)
- Standards committee meetings & public meetings (approx. 7)
- Respirators with ELSI/RSLI capabilities are the first likely commercial products to result from this work.
- Implementation of these devices in respirators could result in modification of certification standards.
Page last modified: July 20, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 20, 2007
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)