Fire and Explosion Safety
Proposed test substances including their aerosol forms shall be analyzed and/or tested
to determine that their use under normal testing conditions will present no
unacceptable risks due to fire or explosion.
HAZARDOUS, TOXIC AND MIXED WASTE MANAGEMENT
HEPA filter test aerosols shall be selected to avoid generation of EPA regulated wastes by
contamination of filters during test activities. Substances known to result in generation of
Hazardous Wastes regulated by the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), or Toxic
Wastes regulated by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), shall not be acceptable
candidates for HEPA filter test aerosols.
TEST AEROSOL CHARACTERISTICS
The test agent shall produce an aerosol with the following characteristics as measured
by an approved Penetrometer:
The aerosol shall have a size distribution and concentration sufficient to permit precise
(see A5.4.1) penetration determinations in the size range from 0.1 Fm to >0.3 Fm
using an approved aerosol measurement device. The aerosol shall be composed of
The aerosol material shall have a density less than 2 g/cm3.
APPROVAL OF TEST AEROSOLS
Notice of Intent
1. Persons or organizations desiring to qualify a new test aerosol for DOE HEPA
filter test activities shall first notify the DOE FTF Coordinator or the Technical
Support Group. If requested, the FTF Coordinator will assist in preparing the
required petition for submittal to DOE.
2. The petition shall include preliminary data to demonstrate compliance with
subparts 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4. Preliminary evidence of compliance may be
demonstrated by literature review, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), test and