Test Results of ChemiCover Dress Level B Suit to Challenge by Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and Simulants
Final technical rept. Feb 2001-Jan 2002
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR
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Swatches from one ChemiCover Level B protective suit were challenged with-liquid droplets of sarin OB and mustard HD using modifications of the static diffusion procedure described in Test Operations Procedure TOP 8-2-501. The cumulative mass of each agent that permeated each swatch was determined over time, and the results for all swatches were used to determine a weighted-average cumulative mass for the suit. From these data, a physiologically derived breakthrough time was calculated for the suit for the purposes of comparison. In addition, intact suits were challenged with corn-oil aerosol to simulate a biological or chemical aerosol. Protection factors were determined for the suit.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Protective Equipment