Accession Number:

ADA429247

Title:

Domestic Preparedness Program: Sarin (GB) and Mustard (HD) Challenge and Protection Factor (PF) Testing of the Essex Plus 10 Escape Hood

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Oct 2003

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An escape hood was tested to assess its capability to protect in a chemical warfare CW agent environment. Sarin and mustard vapor tests were performed, and there were breakthroughs during the 65-min tests. The hood was also tested to assess its ability to protect the wearer from an aerosolized threat. Human test subjects donned the hoods and entered a corn oil aerosol chamber. Tests were halted due to subjects experiencing claustrophobia.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Life Support Systems
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE