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Document ID (ISN)111494
CIS number 11-0222
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2010
Convention or series no. ND 2337-221-10
Author(s) Galland B., Demey T., Henrard J., Martin P.
Title Efficiency of saturation detectors for organic solvent mask purification cartridges
Original title Efficacité des capteurs de saturation de cartouche de masques épurants pour les vapeurs de solvants organiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2010, No.221, p.17-24. Illus. 8 ref.
Internet access ND 2337-221-10.pdf [in French]
Abstract The real-time measurement of compounds passing through purification cartridges is a way of assessing the efficiency of a respiratory protective device (RPD) for gases and vapours. Resistance-type semi-conductor gas saturation detectors were validated in the laboratory using test benches. Their properties allow highlighting the RPD cartridge saturation phenomenon. This article describes the means of testing developed for this application, provides a comparative survey of detector performance for various exposures to organic solvent vapours and discusses ways of adapting these detectors to RPD-based systems.
Descriptors (primary) volatile substances; inorganic solvents; filtration efficiency; gas removing respirators; sorbent filters
Descriptors (secondary) equipment testing; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection