Standard Respirator Testing Procedures

Air-Purifying Respirators

TEB-APR-STP-0001Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Penetration (PAPR)
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d), Subpart KK, Section 84.1151(a), (c), and Section 84.1156(c)(2)

TEB-APR-STP-0003Cdc-pdf
Determination of Exhalation Resistance
Subpart I, Section 84.122, Subpart K, Section 84.180, Subpart L, Section 84.203, Subpart KK, Section 84.1149 and Section 84.1157(a)(1), and (2)

TEB-APR-STP-0004Cdc-pdf
Determination of Exhalation Valve Leakage
Subpart I, Section 84.123, Subpart K, Section 84.182, Subpart L, Section 84.204, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1150

TEB-APR-STP-0005, 0005a, and 0006Cdc-pdf
Determination of Qualitative Isoamyl Acetate (IAA) Facepiece Fit Test
Subpart I, Section 84.124, Subpart L, Section 84.205, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1141 and Section 84.1142

TEB-APR-STP-0007Cdc-pdf
Determination of Inhalation Resistance
Subpart I, Section 84.122, Subpart K, Section 84.180, Subpart L, Section 84.203, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1149, and Section 84.1157(a)

RCT-APR-STP-0012Cdc-pdf
Determination of Air Flow For Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(a)

RCT-APR-STP-0014Cdc-pdf
Determination of Leakage of Drinking Tube and Accessories for Respirator Facepieces
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

RCT-APR-STP-0025Cdc-pdf
Determination of Silica Dust Loading Test for Powered Air-Purifying Respirator Filters
Subpart KK, Section 84.1152

RCT-APR-STP-0030Cdc-pdf
Determination of Noise Level Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator With Hoods or Helmets
Subpart L, Section 84.202, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1139

TEB-APR-STP-0033ACdc-pdf
Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

TEB-APR-STP-0033BCdc-pdf
Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

TEB-APR-STP-0033CCdc-pdf
Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

TEB-APR-STP-0033DCdc-pdf
Determination of Ammonia Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)
Subpart I, Section 84.126

RCT-APR-STP-0034Cdc-pdf
Carbon Monoxide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.126

RCT-APR-STP-0035Cdc-pdf
Determination of Chlorine Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.126, Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

RCT-APR-STP-0036Cdc-pdf
Determination of Chlorine Dioxide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c), Subpart L, Section 84.190(b), and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

RCT-APR-STP-0037Cdc-pdf
Determination of a-Chloroacetophenone (CN) Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110

RCT-APR-STP-0038Cdc-pdf
Determination of Ethylene Oxide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

TEB-APR-STP-0039ACdc-pdf
Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d) and Subpart L, Section 84.190(b)

TEB-APR-STP-0039BCdc-pdf
Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d) and Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

TEB-APR-STP-0039CCdc-pdf
Determination of Formaldehyde Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d), Subpart L, Section 84.190(b) and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

RCT-APR-STP-0040Cdc-pdf
Determination of Hydrogen Chloride Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.126, Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

RCT-APR-STP-0041Cdc-pdf
Determination of Hydrogen Cyanide Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

RCT-APR-STP-0042Cdc-pdf
Determination of Hydrogen Fluoride Service Life
Subpart L, Section 84.190(b), and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157

TEB-APR-STP-0043ACdc-pdf
Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.190(b)

TEB-APR-STP-0043BCdc-pdf
Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

TEB-APR-STP-0043CCdc-pdf
Determination of Hydrogen Sulfide Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Sections 84.190(b), and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

RCT-APR-STP-0044Cdc-pdf
Determination of Mercury Vapor Service Life
Subpart L, Section 84.190(b)

TEB-APR-STP-0045ACdc-pdf
Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

TEB-APR-STP-0045BCdc-pdf
Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

TEB-APR-STP-0045CCdc-pdf
Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

TEB-APR-STP-0045DCdc-pdf
Determination of Methylamine Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)
Subpart I, Section 84.126

TEB-APR-STP-0046ACdc-pdf
Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

TEB-APR-STP-0046BCdc-pdf
Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

TEB-APR-STP-0046CCdc-pdf
Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207, and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

TEB-APR-STP-0046DCdc-pdf
Determination of Organic Vapor (Carbon Tetrachloride) Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canister(s)
Subpart I, Section 84.126

RCT-APR-STP-0047Cdc-pdf
Determination of Phosphine Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110(c)

TEB-APR-STP-0048ACdc-pdf
Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207

TEB-APR-STP-0048BCdc-pdf
Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Air-Purifying Respirators with Canisters
Subpart I, Section 84.126

TEB-APR-STP-0048CCdc-pdf
Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Cartridges
Subpart L, Section 84.207 and Subpart KK, Section 84.1157(f)

TEB-APR-STP-0048DCdc-pdf
Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Service Life Test, Tight-Fitting Powered Air-Purifying Respirators with Gas Mask Canisters
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a)(c)(d) and Subpart I, Section 84.126

RCT-APR-STP-0050Cdc-pdf
Determination of O-Chlorobenzylidene Malononitrile (CS) Service Life
Subpart I, Section 84.110

TEB-APR-STP-0051Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P100 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0052Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P99 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0053Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for P95 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0054Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R100 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0055Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R99 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0056Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for R95 Series Filters Against Liquid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(2), (b), (d), (e), (f)(2)(3), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0057Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N100 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(1), (c), (d), (e), (f)(1), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0058Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N99 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(1), (c), (d), (e), (f)(1), (g), (h), (i)

TEB-APR-STP-0059Cdc-pdf
Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level for N95 Series Filters Against Solid Particulates for Non-Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart K, Section 84.181(a)(1), (c), (d), (e), (f)(1), (g), (h), (i)

RCT-APR-STP-0060Cdc-pdf
Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator Drop
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

RCT-APR-STP-0061Cdc-pdf
Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator Visibility
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d) and Federal Register, Vol. 49, No. 140, Thursday, July 19, 1994. Notices, pg. 29271.Criteria for Certification of End-of-Service-Life Indicators (ESLI); All passive ESLI criteria.

RCT-APR-STP-0062Cdc-pdf
Determination of Nitrogen Dioxide Service Life
Subpart L, Section 84.190

RCT-APR-STP-0063Cdc-pdf
Determination of Facepiece Carbon-Dioxide and Oxygen Concentration Levels – Tight Fitting, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, With the Blower Unit Running
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

RCT-APR-STP-0064Cdc-pdf
Determination of Facepiece Carbon-Dioxide and Oxygen Concentration Levels – Tight-Fitting, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, With the Blower Unit Off
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

RCT-APR-STP-0065Cdc-pdf
Determination of Air Flow Resistance – Breath-Responsive, Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d), and Subpart J, Section 84.157(a), and (b)

RCT-APR-STP-0066Cdc-pdf
Determination of End-of-Service-Life Indicator (ESLI)
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), (d), and Federal Register Notice Volume 49, Number 140, dated July 19, 1984.

RCT-APR-STP-0067Cdc-pdf
Particulate Respirator Qualitative Fit Test Utilizing Saccharin or Bitrex Solutions
Subpart G, Section 84.63(a), (c), and (d)

Page last reviewed: January 30, 2018