This specification covers the technical (system), mission (performance), and environmental requirements for the use of a chemical warfare vapor detector (CWVD) and relates each of the performance and electrical shock and fire parameters to a detector requirement. This specification also defines the interfaces between the CWVD, communication systems, service platforms, and power sources.
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1.1 This specification covers the technical and mission requirements for the use of a CWVD and relates each of the performance and electrical shock and fire parameters to a detector requirement. Refer to Table 1 for reference material correlation.
1.2 This specification also defines the interfaces between the CWVD, communication systems, service platforms, and power sources. Refer to Table 1 for reference material correlation.
1.3 The CWVD will be used to sample air and report concentrations of the following nerve and blister CWAs: GA, GB, GD, GF, VX, HD, L, and HN3. The CWVD is required to distinguish between agent types with the exception of G type agents. The CWVD may work in conjunction with other detection devices to provide a broader range of detection and identification.
1.4 The definitions in this specification apply only to this specification and shall be the determining factors(s) when interpreting any word or combination(s) of words. Definitions for selected terms are in Section 3. The reader is strongly encouraged to review these definitions before reading the requirements section.
1.5 The values given in SI units are to be considered the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
OSHATechnicalManual, Occupational Safety Health Administration Technical Manual - Chemical Protective Clothing Available from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210, http://www.osha.gov.
00-LC-S0322 NRC Materials License Requirements The interested party may use, with government approval, standards, specifications, or handbooks that are technically equivalent or superior to the standards listed above. In the event of a conflict between the text of this specification and the references cited, this specification takes precedence. Nothing in this specification, however, supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has been obtained. Any deviation from this standard shall be noted in the documentation certifying compliance.
blister agents; chemical warfare agents; detect; identify; nerve agents; point detector; response time; survey instrument; vapor concentration; vapor detector; warn;
ICS Number Code 95.020 (Military engineering. Military affairs. Weapons)
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