Accession Number:

ADA341144

Title:

Automation of Clothing Tests: Investigations into Detection Method

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK(NETHERLANDS)

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Investigations were carried out into a suitable detector for recording on line the breakthrough concentration of toxic chemicals in protective clothing material tests. The flame ionization detector FID was selected for further research. Three different configurations for application the FID were examined. The system using a sample loop and gaschromatographic column in combination with the FID was the most suitable. This technique was used successfully to measure the breakthrough of mustard gas. The results showed a good agreement with the results of the method currently in use. The detector system was found to be suitable for breakthrough measurements of both chemical warfare agents and industrial chemicals. Selections were made for the hardware and software for the control, measurement and data acquisition of an automated test system.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE