Estimating Organic Vapor Cartridge Service Life
AIR FORCE INST FOR OPERATIONAL HEALTH BROOKS CITY-BASE TX RISK ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE
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Respirator cartridge change-out schedules depend upon many factors such as the contaminant, airborne concentration, humidity, temperature cartridge, and worker characteristics. End of service life indicator ESLI estimator calculators have been created by several cartridge manufacturers including 3M, North, and MSA. This technical report details background information pertaining to cartridge change-out schedules with regard to OSHA and Air Force requirements and manufacturer calculators which may be used to establish cartridge change-out schedules.
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