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Determination of facepiece carbon-dioxide concentration levels of self-contained breathing apparatus.
NIOSH 1975 Nov; :1-23
A test procedure is described for evaluating self-contained breathing apparatus by using a breathing machine, using human breathing characteristics, to give reproducible results of average concentration levels of residual exhaled carbon-dioxide (124389). Maximum permissible carbon-dioxide concentration levels acceptable as a function of the service time of the apparatus are given.
NIOSH-Author; Testing; Measurement; Safety-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Measurement-instrumentation; Maximum-permissible-concentration; Respirators
Testing and Certification Branch, Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 23 pages, 7 references
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