Standard Respirator Testing Procedures

Air-Supplied Respirators

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Determination of Strength of Hoses and Couplings – Type C and CE Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Tightness of Hoses and Couplings – Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Nonkinkability of Hoses – Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Gasoline Permeation of Hoses and Couplings – Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Air-Regulating Valve 100,000 Cycles Performance – Demand and Pressure-Demand, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Airflow – Continuous Flow, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Airflow – Demand and Pressure-Demand, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Inhalation Airflow Resistance – Pressure-Demand, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Exhalation Airflow Resistance – Pressure-Demand, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Inhalation Airflow Resistance – Demand, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Exhalation Airflow Resistance – Demand, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Gas-Tightness Test – Isoamyl Acetate, (IAA) – Type C, and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Air Velocity and Noise Levels – Sound Level, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of the Level of Protection Provided by Abrasive Blast, Type CE, Supplied-Air Respirators Using a Challenge Aerosol of NaCl (Sodium Chloride) or Corn Oil

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Determination of Airflow Resistance – Continuous-Flow, Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Sound-Level Measurement – Escape, Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Using Hoods or Helmets

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Determination of Rated Service Time – Constant-Flow, Escape, Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Airflow Resistance – Continuous-Flow, Escape, Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus With Hoods

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Determination of Positive Pressure – Closed-Circuit, Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Low Temperature Operation – Minimum Temperature per Applicant, Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Low-Temperature Operation – Minimum Temperature per Applicant, Combination, Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and Type C and CE, Supplied-Air Respirators

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Determination of Positive Pressure – Open-Circuit, Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Rated Service Time – Open-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Rated Service Time – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Exhalation Breathing Resistance – Open-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Gas Flow Measurements – Open-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Remaining Service-Life Indicator – Open-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Alarm Pressure – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Gas Tightness – Isoamyl Acetate, (IAA) – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus with Facepieces and Mouthpieces

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Determination of Gas Tightness – Isoamyl Acetate, (IAA) – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus with Hoods or Helmets

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Determination of By-Pass Valve Flow – Open-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of By-Pass Valve Flow – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Accuracy of Gauge – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Inhalation Breathing Resistance – Open-Circuit, Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Exhalation Breathing Resistance – Open-Circuit, Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Using Two Second Stage Regulators

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Determination of Gasoline Permeation Test on Breathing Bags – Closed-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Inhalation and Exhalation Breathing Resistance – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Demand Gas Flow – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Continuous Gas Flow on Constant Flow with Demand Flow – Closed-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Safety Relief Valve Operation – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Facepiece Carbon Dioxide Concentrations – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Man Tests – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Man Test Number 5 – Closed-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Vibration (Ro-Tap Test) For Man Test Number 1 – Escape, Closed-Circuit, Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Low-Temperature Operation – Minimum per Manufacturer – Closed-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Continuous Gas Flow on Constant Flow – Closed-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Sound Level Measurements for Remaining Service-Life Indicators – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Diaphragm Over Pressurization – Open Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus with Belt Mounted Regulators and Breathing Tubes

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Determination of Mode Transfer Test – Combination, Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and Supplied-Air Respirators (SCBA/SAR)

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Determination of Remote Gauge Leak-Flow Test – Open-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Determination of Remote Gauge Leak-Flow Test – Closed-Circuit, Demand and Pressure-Demand, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

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Man Test Number 6 – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Using Liquified Gas

Page last reviewed: September 21, 2021