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Procedure for testing strength of hose and couplings.
NIOSH 1976 Feb; :1-17
A performance test procedure is described for testing the strength of hose and couplings of supplied-air respirators, covering six types of respirators. Depending on type, the test requires a pull of either 113 kilograms or 45 kilograms for five minutes. Some are tested with an internal air pressure.
NIOSH-Author; Measurement; Testing-equipment; Safety-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment
Testing and Certification Branch, Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 17 pages, 1 reference
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division