Develop sensor/s which would concentrate on oxygen detection in the atmosphere directly surrounding the user’s facepiece or any other part of the CC-SCBA and then to recommend new comprehensive test standards for certification. Results obtained will be used to reassess NIOSH’s current position to limit the use of positive-pressure, closed-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus
University of Maryland currently conducting research and testing
Sensor to detect oxygen leaks in the facepiece.
Draft certification standards for oxygen sensors in CC-SCBA
Revised policy on the limitations on and precaution for safe use of positive-pressure closed-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus
Improved overall performance, reliability, and safety of this type of respirator