(R) Minimum Standard for Portable Gaseous, Oxygen Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 December 2006|
This standard is intended to apply to portable compressed gaseous oxygen equipment. When properly configured, this equipment is used either for the administration of supplemental oxygen, first aid oxygen or smoke protection to one or more occupants of either private or commercial transport aircraft.
This standard is applicable to the following types of portable oxygen equipment:
a. Continuous flow
b. Demand flow
c. Combination continuous flow and demand flow.
This standard defines the general minimum performance standards for the design specifications; testing and packaging of portable oxygen breathing equipment, incorporating an integral compressed gas oxygen supply (refer to AS1303 for Portable Chemical Oxygen).
NOTE: This document does not contain specific information on the safe handling of Portable Oxygen Equipment containing a Compressed Gas container. Unsafe handling or stowage of such equipment could lead to tragic consequences especially during turbulence or other disruptive in-flight conditions. Airline operators should refer to the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) pamphlet P-1, "Safe Handling of Compressed gases in Containers" available from CGA, 1221 Walney Road, 5th Floor, Chantilly, VA 20151. Airline operators should include such safe handling procedures as part of their initial and recurrent training programs for cabin crew and maintenance personnel, and develop programs to ensure safe handling practices by passengers carrying and using such equipment on board their airplanes.