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ARP4259B - Metabolic Simulator Testing Systems for Aviation Breathing Equipment

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Document Number: ARP4259B
Project Initiation: 07-12-2013
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Revision Number: B
Sponsor Name: Robert P. Garner
Title
Metabolic Simulator Testing Systems for Aviation Breathing Equipment
Scope
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes test equipment and methods used for testing closed cycle or semiclosed cycle breathing devices of short duration that are designed to operate with a high partial pressure of oxygen in the breathing circuit. It is intended to supplement ARP1109 and ARP1398 for applications involving closed cycle or semiclosed cycle breathing equipment which may be evaluated to the requirements of AS8031 and/or AS8047.<p>This ARP recommends performance requirements for test equipment used to simulate human respiration in the testing of aviation protective breathing equipment (PBE). This ARP doeS not, however, preclude the need for human testing.
Rationale
The information in this document ranges between dated and archaic. Therefore, it needs to be updated with information and reference to technologies that are currently applicable to the subject metabolic simulator testing of aviation equipment.
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