Accession Number : AD0474389
Title : CHLOROPICRIN LEAKAGE TEST OF THE M17 PROTECTIVE MASK EQUIPPED WITH DRINKING AND RESUSCITATION DEVICES WORN BY VOLUNTEERS
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.
Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
Personal Author(s) : Billups, Norman B ; Oberst, Fred W
Report Date : Oct 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : A modified form of the M-17 Protective Mask, called the E-13R13 Protective Mask, and equipped with the E-49 drinking and E-50 resuscitation devices, was tested on 6 volunteers for leakages in chloropicrin vapor. Six volunteers serving as controls wore the standard M-17 Protective Mask. All men wore the M-6 hood over the mask. Each exposure lasted for 12 to 15 min per day for 4 days. A variety of light exercises was carried out during each exposure. The subjects wearing the E-49 device connected the drinking tube to a canteen and drank water. After completion of this test the E-50 resuscitation device was connected to the mask, and a small rubber balloon was inflated. Three leaks were observed: two during connection of the resuscitation tube to the mask when the outlet valve was accidentally disturbed; the third leak was due to improper adjustment of the head harness on one mask. No control M-17 mask leaked.
Descriptors : *PROTECTIVE MASKS , *PROTECTIVE MASK FACEPIECES , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , BREATHING MASKS , ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION , LEAKAGE(FLUID)
Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE