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ASTM E2952-17(R2021) pdf free download

ASTM E2952-17(R2021) pdf free download.Standard Specification for Air-Purifying Respiratory Protective Smoke Escape Devices (RPED)
1. Scope
1.1 This specification covers the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of air- purifying respiratory protective smoke escape devices for immediate emergency evacuation without entry/re-entry. 1.2 The purpose of this specification shall be to provide minimum requirements for respiratory protective escape de- vices that provide limited protection for 15 min for escape from the by-products of fire, including particulate matter, carbon monoxide, other toxic gases, and the effects of radiant heat. 1.3 The requirements of this specification specify an air- purifying respiratory protective escape device with a laboratory-tested 15-min service life intended to provide head, eye, and respiratory protection from particulate matter, irritants, and toxic gases and vapors commonly produced by fire. 1.4 Controlled laboratory tests that are used to determine compliance with the performance requirements of this specifi- cation shall not be deemed as establishing performance levels for all situations to which individuals can be exposed. 1.5 This specification shall not apply to the requirements for provision, installation, or use of air-purifying respiratory pro- tective smoke escape devices. 1.6 This specification shall not apply to respiratory protec- tive escape devices intended for use in circumstances in which an oxygen deficiency (oxygen less than 19.5 % by volume) exists or might exist. 1.7 This specification is not intended to be used as a detailed manufacturing or purchase specification, but shall be permitted to be referenced as a minimum requirement in purchase specifications. 1.8 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units ofmeasurement are included in this standard.1.9 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.10 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions:3.1.1 air-purifying respiratory protective smoke escape device, RPED, n—air-purifying respirator used to protect a person while escaping from a fire by removing certain con- taminants of fire-generated products of combustion from the inhaled air. 3.1.2 accessory, n—item that may be provided with an RPED that does not affect its ability to meet the requirements of this specification. 3.1.3 approved, adj—acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. 3.1.4 authority having jurisdiction, n—organization, office, or individual responsible for approving any equipment, an installation, or a procedure. 3.1.5 basic plane, n—plane through the centers of the external ear openings and the lower edges of the eye sockets. 3.1.6 certification/certify, n/adj—system whereby an orga- nization determines that a manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to produce a product that complies with the require- ments of this specification, authorizes the manufacturer to use a label on listed products that comply with the requirements of this specification, and establishes a follow-up program con- ducted by the organization as a check on the methods the manufacturer uses to determine continued compliance of labeled and listed products with the requirements of this specification. 3.1.7 certification organization, n—independent third-party organization that determines product compliance with the requirements of this specification with a labeling/listing/ follow-up program. 3.1.8 compliance/compliant, n/adj—meeting or exceeding all applicable requirements of this specification. 3.1.9 donning time, n—time for equipment in hand to be placed over the head ofthe wearer and become functional. This time shall include the removal of an operational packaging. 3.1.10 follow-up program, n—sampling, inspections, tests, or other measures conducted by the certification organization on a periodic basis to determine the continued compliance of listed products that are being produced by the manufacturer to the requirements of this specification.

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