Respirator Field Trials
TNO DEFENSE SECURITY AND SAFETY RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
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In this report the results are described on three field trails. The purpose of these field trials was to measure the actual protection level of respirator during realistic NBC-exercises, like e.g. patrol and decontamination. Two field trials were conducted in the UK and one field trial in the Netherlands. In the latter special attention was given to the effect of recoil on the mask. The data show the protection offered by the Dutch FM12 respirator is not always adequate. No correlation between specific actions and reduction in protection factors were found.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Protective Equipment
- Life Support Systems