Test Results of Phase 2 Level A Suits to Challenge by Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents and Simulants: Executive Summary [open pdf - 340KB]
Swatches from six commercially available Level A protective suits were challenged with liquid droplets of Sarih (GB) and mustard (HD) using modifications of the static difftision procedure described in TOP 8-2-501. The cumulative mass of each agent that permeated each swatch was determined over time, and the results for all swatches were used to determine a weighted-average cumulative mass for each suit. From these data, a breakthrough time was calculated for each Suit for comparison purposes. In addition, intact suits were challenged with corn-oil aerosol to simulate a biological aerosol. Protection factors were determined for each suit.