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Procedure for continuous-flow respirator flowrate determination.

Authors
Lenhart-SW
Source
NIOSH 1975 Nov; :1-19
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00054474
Abstract
The test procedure is described for determining the volume of air delivered by a continuous-flow supplied-air respirator. The test results of this method can be documented on recorder paper. The respiratory-inlet covering of a supplied-air system is placed in a container with an outlet; the outlet of the container is connected to a pneumotachometer and pressure transducer. Flowrates delivered by the respiratory-inlet covering at specified pressures and air- supply hose lengths are recorded and determined from a graph prepared during pneumotachometer calibration.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Safety-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Testing-equipment; Measurement; Testing; Respiratory-protective-equipment
Publication Date
19751101
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1976
NIOSH Division
ALOSH
Source Name
Testing and Certification Branch, Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 19 pages, 3 references
State
WV
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