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Document ID:   DSP-CS-23       Scroll down to access document images

Overview
Title:  Permeation Testing for Low-Volatility Substances
Scope:  This case study describe a joint effort by the Joint Science and Technology Office, the Natick Soldier Research and Development Center, the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for Test and Evaluation, and the Joint Project Manager for Protection to develop standardization solutions for personal protective equipment (PPE) used to protect individuals from hazardous substances; one familiar use is to protect first responders in situations such as hazardous chemical spills. As a result of this effort DoD created, patented, and implemented a new test method and test fixture for contact hazards, versus vapor hazards: Low-Volatility Agent Permeation (LVAP) which has been endorsed as a DoD Test and Evaluation standard.

As new PPE articles are developed, it is important to test each material in a manner consistent with its expected use to better characterize the protection performance. The LVAP test method and fixture enable such testing for contact hazards, and this is now endorsed as a DoD Test and Evaluation standard.
Status:  Active Document Date:        
STDZ Doc Category:   Defense Standardization Program Case Studies  

Responsibilities
Lead Standardization Activity:  SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  
  Preparing Activity: SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program
Coordination:  Limited  

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