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Development of Test Methods for Single Use Organic Vapor Respirators.

Authors
Smoot-D
Source
The Bendix Corporation, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1978 Jul:60 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00121174
Abstract
The development of a certification testing program for single use valveless, organic vapor respirators is reviewed. The variability of respirator performance, parameter, constant flow, and analytical method tests are described, along with the respirators that were tested. Breathing machine test and steady state flow apparatus specifications, and test procedures are described. Results of variability and steady flow tests, effects of test parameters, and equilibrium data are summarized, along with recommended test parameters for the further study of a certification method. The authors conclude that except for maintaining a moist exhalation atmosphere of 95 percent relative humidity, the physiology of a breathing human was not totally considered. Although no mathematical relationships were found to accurately predict the initial breakthrough times of valveless organic vapor respirators, the authors recommend that a usable certification method can be based on the equilibrium phenomenon of this respirator.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Analytical-methods; Laboratory-techniques; Personal-protective-equipment; Chemical-cartridge-respirators; Respiratory-protection;
Publication Date
19780701
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-115758
NTIS Price
A05
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
Source Name
The Bendix Corporation, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 60 pages
State
FL;
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