Accession Number:

ADA270474

Title:

Quantitative Fit Evaluation of Three Potential Inflight Fire Fighting Respiratory Protection Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1992-15 Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Military Airlift Command MAC is considering procurement of the Scott 802300-11 Emergency Escape Breathing Device for individuals combating inflight aircraft fires. Testing by the Federal Aviation Administration found that personnel with neck circumferences of 325 mm 13 in. or less were not adequately protected by the Scott system. A request was made to independently determine its protection level. This request was done in a comparative quantitative fit evaluation including use of two other respirator systems, the Scott 802300-14 and the Sierra firefighter mask. Based on results of this evaluation, the Scott 802300-14 provided the best overall protection against fumes. Neck size may be a concern for this system but cannot be quantified without the evaluation of more subjects. Aircraft fires, Quantitative fit testing, Escape respirator, Scott 802300-11, Fire escape protection, Smoke respirator.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Safety Engineering
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE