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Document ID (ISN)48525
CIS number 87-1360
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berardinelli S.P., Moyer E.S.
Title Methyl isocyanate liquid and vapor permeation through selected respirator diaphragms and chemical protective clothing
Bibliographic information Apr. 1987, Vol.48, No.4, p.324-329. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Twenty-two chemical protective clothing materials were tested against liquid methyl isocyanate (MIC); only a non-woven Nomex on Teflon can be considered as a candidate material. Viton, polyvinyl chloride and butyl clothing can be considered candidate materials against approximately 800ppm MIC vapour. Four self-contained breathing apparatus diaphragms were tested and all experienced rapid breakthrough when exposed to liquid MIC. Next, 3 SCBA diaphragms were exposed to approximately 800ppm MIC vapour. The SCBA should be worn inside a total encapsulating suit.
Descriptors (primary) chemical protective clothing; evaluation of equipment; permeability testing; toxic substances; self-contained breathing apparatus; methyl isocyanate
Descriptors (secondary) toxic gases; description of technique; service life; toxic liquids
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Respiratory protection