This standard describes the ruggedness requirements for equipment used during Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) operations. The conditions defined by this standard include those related to equipment storage, transport, and field use. This standard only addresses electronic type equipment, not passive personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators and protective suits. The equipment addressed by this standard includes devices used to detect or monitor for hazardous material.
Purpose: The purpose of this standard is to define for design and test purposes the environments in which HAZMAT equipment will likely be exposed during storage, transportation, and use. The environments addressed by this standard are related to equipment that are typically man-portable, body worn, hand carried, transportable, mobile, or installed.
KeywordsRuggedness, Hazamat, Equipment, Detection, Electronic Instrumentation, Field Use:
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top
Ballot Item Approved
Ballot Item Approved as E2851-2013 and Pending Publication