Irritant Smoke Tube Kit for Respirator Fit Testing and Airflow Indication
Gastec Irritant Smoke Tube Kit
Nextteq Irritant Smoke Tube Kits are quick, simple, and economical to use for respirator fit testing and airflow indication. The kits contain everything needed to perform multiple fit tests without the cost of extra equipment. There is no need for chamber construction, nebulizers, electric pumps, mixing jars, batteries, special test masks, mask probes, or testing hoods.
Each aspiration bulb pump and Gastec irritant smoke tube is pre-calibrated and ready for immediate use. There is no warm-up time or calibration required. Also, there are no special sensitivity test chemical mixtures to prepare in advance.
Irritant smoke is the only OSHA-accepted qualitative fit testing method that does not rely on the test subject’s subjective response. Other types of qualitative fit tests, such as banana oil (Isoamyl acetate), saccharin, or Bitrex, may cause false negative results.
Using the Nextteq Irritant Smoke Tube Kit for airflow indication is a simple and effective method for tracing and determining the source, direction, and dispersion of air currents. The highly visible white smoke provides an immediate and obvious cue to the directional pattern of air currents.
The kit includes tube caps, enabling you to seal and reuse smoke tubes for added convenience and cost-saving. With an extended shelf life and broad environmental operating conditions, you can perform fit testing and airflow tracking anytime, and virtually anywhere.
NOTE: For information about which respirators may be fit tested using irritant smoke, please refer to the following document: Fact Sheet - Respirators to Fit Test.pdf
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Contents: 6 smoke tubes, aspirator bulb pump, tube tip breaker pins, tube protector, manual, & carrying case