7. Strength of connection of hose to suit (16.0)
The strength of the connection of the breathing air hose to the helmet of the supplied-air suit
shall be acceptable if the average peak penetration of the aerosol into the helmet in the
breathing zone of the human test subject, which occurred while the subject maintained a
steady tension on the taut breathing air hose, does not exceed 0.01 percent.
8. Noise (17.0)
The level of noise generated by the flow of air through a supplied air suit shall be acceptable
if the highest noise level measured does not exceed 80 dBA.
9. Escape test (18.0)
The test operator shall stop the flow of respirable air, and the subject shall begin to remove
the suit as quickly as possible. The subject shall be considered to have "escaped" when his
head is outside of the suit. The test operator shall record the time necessary to escape.
10. Contaminated suit (19.0)
Any contamination transfer to the individual wearing the suit indicated by the UV powder
visible in the photographs or by the analysis of the Millipore filters shall constitute cause to
re-examine and modify the suit removal procedures
11. Material flammability (20.0)
If the specimen burns the full 12 in. or if the flame is extinguished by the specimen
separating and allowing the flame to drop off, the material shall not be acceptable.