This specification will define handheld detectors capable of detecting chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) that pose a life-threatening situation. This performance specification will provide the minimum requirements for a handheld detector and also requires manufacturers to identify the capabilities of their detectors with respect to the requirements identified within the standard. The specification defines the HCVPD physical properties, performance requirements, workmanship, product marking, and packaging. The performance requirements include sensitivity, selectivity, reliability, human factors, and environmental requirements.
Currently there is a lack of national standards for chemical detector equipment that meet the needs of the public safety community, such as emergency first responders, EMS, HAZMAT team, etc. This standard will develop minimum performance requirements to meet the needs of these users.
Chemical Detector Equipment, Minimum Performance, Specification, Chemical Warfare Agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals, Point Detectors
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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