Active Standard ASTM E2543 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.03
Book of Standards Volume: 15.08
This specification is used to standardize the portable air heaters used on personnel decontamination lines to insure the heaters provide sufficient heated air for personnel comfort before, during, and after the decontamination for as long as they are needed during the emergency. The heater materials of construction shall be easily cleaned of surface mud and grime with no degradation of the unit's ability to perform its function. The preferred fuels for the heater section of the portable air heater are diesel fuel, gasoline, or bottled propane gas. Measurement of the air heater unit's air flow and input and output temperatures shall be performed.
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Significance and Use
p>The use of these acceptance tests will insure that organizations buying portable heaters will be assured the heaters meet certain performance requirements.
1.1 This specification is used to standardize the portable air heaters used on personnel decontamination lines to insure the heaters provide sufficient heated air for personnel comfort before, during, and after the decontamination for as long as they are needed during the emergency.
Note 1—These heaters are not intended to be used for the decontamination for any other surface or material. Also, these heaters are intended to be portable and easy to use by first responders during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) event.
1.2 This specification contains a specification section and a test methods section so users need to refer to the section applicable to their needs when using this standard specification.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Note 2—The U.S. first responder personnel using the equipment manufactured under this standard are not likely to be familiar with SI units so English units need to be included as part of the system documentation and shown on control panels for any equipment sold to U.S. organizations.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
10.1 These test methods shall be used to insure portable air heaters comply with the requirements of this specification.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3195 Practice for Rotameter Calibration
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
NFPA StandardNFPA70 National Electrical Code
NIST StandardRecommendedPracticeG Stopwatch and Timer Calibrations
ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control); 97.100.01 (Domestic, commercial and industrial heating appliances in general)