Accession Number : ADA095993


Title :   Material Development Study for a Hazardous Chemical Protective Clothing Outfit


Descriptive Note : Final rept


Corporate Author : MSA RESEARCH CORP EVANS CITY PA


Personal Author(s) : Friel, J V ; McGoff, M J ; Rodgers, S J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a095993.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 141


Abstract : Expansion of a data base for protection of personnel engaged in handling accidentally discharged hazardous chemicals was the program objective. This involved assigning levels of protection, reviewing available protective equipment and material chemical compatibility, developing requirements and conducting a test program. A CHRIS listing of 985 chemicals reviewed showed 403 chemicals in the category that personnel be equipped with a sealed suit. Other categories assigned were nonsealed suit, fire suit, and in some instances only gloves and goggles for those chemicals which were innocuous. Literature review was used to establish a test plan. Test results showed that butyl rubber was 38% acceptable and polycarbonate 60% acceptable relative to 403 chemicals. There were 45 chemicals in which levels of protection were not assigned. These were placed into the category of future R&D. Other future R&D studies resulted from chemicals which could not be adequately decontaminated by a detergent-cold water wash in addition to those chemicals found incompatible with butyl rubber and polycarbonate. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , *POLYCARBONATES , *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , *BUTYL RUBBER , TEST AND EVALUATION , PERMEABILITY , DECONTAMINATION , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , TOXIC HAZARDS , CHEMICALS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , TEST METHODS , COMPATIBILITY , WATER POLLUTION , CONTAMINANTS , WEAR RESISTANCE , SHELF LIFE , COAST GUARD , RESPIRATORS


Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE