ASTM International - ASTM F1359-99a
Standard Test Method for Liquid Penetration Resistance of Protective Clothing or Protective Ensembles Under a Shower Spray While on a Mannequin
|Publication Date:||10 June 1999|
|ICS Code (Protective clothing):||13.340.10|
1.1 This practice measures the ability of a chemical protective suit or suit ensemble to resist liquid penetration in the form of a shower spray with surfactant treated water.
1.2 This practice is designed to measure the liquid-tight integrity of the overall chemical protective suit, but especially of seams, closures, and interfaces with other components such as gloves, boots, hoods, and respiratory protective equipment. It is intended that this practice be used to assess liquid-tight integrity of suits and other clothing items as received from the manufacturer and worn according to their instructions.
1.3 Resistance of suit materials to permeation or penetration should be determined in accordance with Test Methods F739 and F903, respectively.
1.4 The gas-tight integrity of chemical protective suits should be determined in accordance with Practice F1052.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given Section 7.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.