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Document ID (ISN)103630
CIS number 04-661
ISBN(s) 2-551-22495-0
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-371
Author(s) Lazure L., Cloutier Y., Gravel R.
Title Report on the use of Gilmont and Allegro rotameters for the evaluation of the airflow of ambient air pumps
Original title Mémento sur l'utilisation des rotamètres de marque Gilmont et Allegro pour l'évaluation des débits d'alimentation des pompes à air ambiant [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, Apr. 2004. v, 77p. Illus. 4 ref. Price of print version: CAD 26.75. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Rotameters are frequently used to measure the flow of air to positive supply respirators. Depending on where they are mounted on the air supply system, their reading needs to be corrected. This report presents the evaluation of two rotameters for the purpose of establishing the precision of the readings, validating the flow correction equations to be applied and specifying the methodological framework to be used during field measurements. Results clearly show the need for taking temperature and pressure parameters into account for obtaining the true airflow,
Descriptors (primary) positive supply filter respirators; instrumentation; calibration; airflow measurement
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; description of technique; reliability; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection