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

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Determination of Facepiece Fit with Tight Fitting Respiratory Inlet Coverings
Subpart K, Section 84.176(b)

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Determination of Facepiece Fit with Loose Fitting Respiratory Inlet Coverings
Subpart K, Section 84.176(b)

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level Against Liquid Particulates
Subpart K, Section 84.180

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Determination of Particulate Filter Efficiency Level Against Solid Particulates
Subpart K, Section 84.180

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Sound Level
Subpart K, Section 84.171(j)(6)

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Activation for Breath Assist Type
Subpart K, Section 84.171(j)

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Visibility
Subpart K, Section 84.171(j)(1)

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Determination of Low Flow Warning Device Activation
Subpart K, Section 84.171(j)

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Determination of Communication Performance Test For Speech Conveyance And Intelligibility
Subpart K, Section 84.181

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2020