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Document ID (ISN)102954
CIS number 03-1812
ISBN(s) 3-86509-041-9
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Fb 997
Author(s) Ziegler M.G., Hauthal W., Köser H.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Development of end-of-service life indicators for gas filter cartridges
Original title Entwicklung von Indikatoren zur Anzeige des Gebrauchsdauer-Endes von Gasfiltern (Machbarkeitsstudie) [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2003. 158p. Illus. Approx. 300 ref. Price: EUR 15.00.
Abstract The report reviews the current practices with respect to the replacement of gas-removing respirator cartridges at the expiration of their service life, together with development activities aimed at determining the service life with the help of sensors. The general requirements of German and United States regulations concerning the use and the exchange procedures of gas filter cartridges are discussed. Various principles of existing and developmental gas sensors are presented and their ability to detect the end-of-service life of the respirator elements is discussed. Computer-assisted tools proposed by filter manufacturers for estimating the end of service life are presented.
Descriptors (primary) gas removing respirators; equipment testing; sorbent filters
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Germany; computer applications; legislation; service life
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection