Domestic Preparedness Program: Sarin (GB) and Mustard (HD) Challenge and Protection Factor (PF) Testing of Escape Hoods, Draeger Defendair and Fume Free Quick Mask 2000
Final rept. Jul-Oct 2002
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Two escape hood designs Draeger DefendAir and the Fume Free Quick Mask 2000 were tested to assess their capability to protect in a chemical warfare CW agent environment. Sarin and mustard vapor tests were performed on both types of hoods, and there were no breakthroughs during the 65-min tests. The hoods were also tested to assess their ability to protect the wearer from an aerosolized threat. Human test subjects donned the hoods and entered a corn oil aerosol chamber. The Draeger DefendAir achieved a 95.8 pass rate at a PF of 2,000, and the Fume Free Quick Mask 2000 achieved a 100 pass rate at a PF of 2,000.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Life Support Systems
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare