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Introduction to Mask Testing

The current Global Covid-19 pandemic is causing shortages of personnel protection equipment and many new companies are looking to address this situation by starting to manufacture and test PPE equipment. There have also been instances where PPE has been supplied that upon testing failed to meet the required performance standards potentially putting medical staff at risk hence there is an increased focus on improving the supply of quality, tested PPE.
This document aims to give an overview of the relevant test standards covering respiratory protective devices and masks, the equipment used to test against these standards and, where applicable, how ATI instruments can be used to carry out this testing.