Testing Summary: iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood

Safety Act Designated

TESTED BY

  • tested-by-intertek
  • tested-by-assay-technology

US Army Research, Development & Engineering Command

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Performance and Protection Capability Tests beyond the Requirements of American Standard

Tested by US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Function Test Condition Requirement Result
Overall protection factor Test subjects performing standard OSHA exercises inside the fit test chamber at Edgewood 2,000 > 90,000
Protection factor inside the hood but outside the nose cup Test subjects performing standard OSHA exercises inside the fit test chamber at Edgewood 150 > 8,000

Tested and Certified to American Standard: Physical Properties

Challenge Test Condition Duration Result
Radiant heat Within 9.5 inches (240 mm) of heating panel between 980 and 1700°F (527 and 927°C) 15 secs repeated pass
Flammability 9.8 inches (250 mm) away from a burner flame of 1475°F (800°C) One rotation pass
Molten drip Molten polypropylene rod drip Each location pass
Inhalation temperature CO at 77°F (25°C) and 87%RH 15 mins pass
Fogging Read eye chart from 20 feet (6.1 meters) at the 20/100 line 5 mins pass
Field of vision Apertometer headform viewing pass
Light transmission Haze of vision area left and right pass
Temperature variation 32°F (0°C) followed by 158°F (70°C) 24 hours each pass
Pressure variation Ambient to 4.4 psi (300 mbar) below 1,000 cycles pass
Vibration 0.75 inches (19 mm) at 100 rpm 10,000 cycles pass
Corrosion Salt spray at 95°F (35°C) then 72°F (22°C ) at 50% RH 48 hours each pass
Puncture and tear 3.5 oz (100 grams) striker dropped from 4 inches (100 mm) Ready to use pass
Water leakage Immerse in water at 160°F (70°C) to depth of 24 inches 5 mins pass

Tested and Certified to American Standard: Hood Performance Tests

Function Test Condition Duration Requirement Result
Speed of donning Remove from pack and wear properly Less than 30 secs < 30 secs pass
Total inward leakage Test subjects performing standard exercises 2.5 mins < 2% <0.01%
Ocular leakage Test subjects performing standard exercises 2.5 mins < 20% <0.1%
Carbon dioxide build-up Breathing machine 25 cycles per min < 2.5% < 1.7%
Breathing resistance Probed headform with breathing machine 30 cycles -3.2 in (-81.5 mm) +1.2 in (+30.6 mm) pass
Soot particulate Inhalation breathing resistance with 200 mg/m3 soot 5 mins < 8 in (< 204 mm) pass
Soot particulate Exhalation breathing resistance with 200 mg/m3 soot 5 mins < 6 in (< 153 mm) pass

Tested and Certified to American Standard: Gas and Particulate Tests

Challenge Symbol Type Concentration ppm Requirement Result
Carbon monoxide CO Hazardous combustion by-product 3,000 15 mins > 45 mins
Carbon monoxide CO Hazardous combustion by-product 5,000 15 mins > 46 mins
Hydrogen cyanide HCN Hazardous combustion by-product 400 15 mins > 90 mins
Hydrogen chloride HCl Acid gas toxic industrial chemical 1,000 15 mins > 70 mins
Sulfur dioxide SO2 Acid gas toxic industrial chemical 100 15 mins > 70 mins
Cyclohexane C6H12 Organic vapor toxic industrial chemical 500 15 mins > 41 mins
Acrolein C3H4O Organic vapor toxic industrial chemical 100 15 mins > 65 mins
Dioctyl phthalate DOP Particulate aerosol  0.185 micron 200 mg/m3 >95% > 99.996%

Additional Gas and Particulate Tests

Challenge Symbol Type Concentration ppm Requirement Result
Carbon monoxide CO Hazardous combustion by-product 10,000 15 mins > 30 mins
Dioctyl phthalate DOP HEPA filtration test for particulates and aerosols 200 mg/m3 > 99.97% > 99.996%
Ammonia NH3 Toxic industrial gas 1,250 15 mins > 60 mins
Formaldehyde HCHO Toxic industrial gas 250 15 mins > 60 mins
Phosgene COCl2 Toxic industrial gas 125 15 mins > 60 mins
Phosphine PH3 Toxic industrial gas 150 15 mins > 60 mins
Chlorine Cl2 Toxic industrial gas 200 15 mins > 60 mins
DMMP DMMP Simulant for sarin nerve gas 1,000 15 mins > 60 mins
Tear Gas CS tear gas 3 >> 8 hours > 8 hours
Tear Gas CN tear gas 16 >> 8 hours > 8 hours
Hydrogen sulfide H2S Acid gas toxic industrial chemical 1,000 15 mins > 600 mins
Hydrogen sulfide H2S Acid gas toxic industrial chemical 5,000 15 mins > 85 mins
Hydrogen sulfide H2S Acid gas toxic industrial chemical 10,000 15 mins > 40 mins
Hydrogen sulfide H2S Acid gas toxic industrial chemical 20,000 15 mins > 20 mins