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CO2 Deadspace Test System Mod - FY07

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  • Develop new CO2 Deadspace Test System with improved process controls/data acquisition and analysis system to replace the existing CO2 Deadspace Test System
Testing lab facilities

Applicable Standards

  • 42 CFR Part 84
  • 29 CFR 1910.134

Key Partners

  • None


  • Respirator manufacturers
  • Emergency responders
  • Respirator Users

Project Scope

  • Develop new test system to evaluate respirator CO2 deadspace.
  • Correlation tests of new and existing test systems to Equate test results.


  • Complete breathing machine analysis - 6/30/07
  • Complete Standard Test Procedure - 9/30/07
  • Implement new CO2 Deadspace Test System - 1/1/08


  • Revised Standard Test Procedure


  • Respirator manufacturer's adoption of new test system for evaluating respirator designs
  • Better assessment of CO2 buildup within respirator facepieces
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)