Standard Respirator Testing Procedures

As Related to the Interim Final Rule Published on Approval Tests and Standards for Air-Purifying Particulate Respirators

Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR) Tests

Apply to PAPR HE and PAPR100 Classes

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Determination of Facepiece Fit with Tight Fitting Respiratory Inlet Coverings

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Determination of Facepiece Fit with Loose Fitting Respiratory Inlet Coverings

Apply to PAPR100 Class

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level Against Liquid Particulates

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level Against Solid Particulates

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Sound Level

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Activation for Breath Assist Type

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Visibility

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Activation

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Determination of Communication Performance Test For Speech Conveyance And Intelligibility

Page last reviewed: September 21, 2021