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Document ID (ISN)104003
CIS number 05-377
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2218-197-04
Author(s) Martin P., Rousseau R., Brand F.
Title Performance determination of dust-removing respirators with standard filtration media
Original title Détermination des performances des masques anti-poussières à média filtrant classique [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2004, No.197, p.21-29. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access$File/ND2218.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to develop laboratory test methods for dust-removing respirators that best reproduce true conditions of use. Three series of tests were carried out: leakage and pressure tests for ventilated devices; pressure measurements at various flow rates for supplied-air masks; leakage and pressure tests for negative pressure masks. The findings will facilitate the further development of new methods for the laboratory validation of respirators that are more representative of true conditions of use, rendering it possible to carry out a critical analysis of test methods used for their certification.
Descriptors (primary) France; equipment testing; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) supplied air respirators; particulate removing respirators; description of technique; approval; positive supply filter respirators
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection