Mask Testing

LEAKPROOFNESS TESTING OF RESPIRATORY MASKS

A leakproofness testing of respiratory masks is a statutory test, which is especially required by asbestos workers. The testing reveals the leakproofness of the respiratory mask and, in that way, the operational safety for its user. The respiratory masks are also used in other work tasks, for example, to reduce the exposure to hardwood or quartz dust through inhalation routes. 

We can perform the leakproofness testing for both head coverings and half masks. Disposable masks can also be tested, but the protective equipment used in the test is no longer applicable for use as personal protective equipment after the test due to the measuring connection, which is installed through the protective equipment. The user of the protective equipment will find out, whether the protective equipment type is suitable for his/her use, and how this particular protective equipment can be used as efficiently and protectively as possible. The efficiency of disposable masks depends greatly on how they fit.

Apart from with disposable masks, no holes are made to the protective equipment that are tested, but a measuring tube for the breathing air quality is lead with an adapter inside of the protective equipment through an instrument that is installed to the filter connection. During the test, the leakproofness of the protective equipment can be observed in real time, in which case the user can search and learn the correct installation method of the protective equipment, and make necessary adjustments in order to achieve the best possible protection efficiency.

The leakproofness testing of the respiratory masks can be made, when required, either in our premises in Rovaniemi or in the customer’s own premises. Prior to the testing, we need information about the brands and models of the head coverings or the half masks.

LEAKPROOFNESS TESTING OF RESPIRATORY MASKS IS A STATUTORY TEST, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY REQUIRED BY ASBESTOS WORKERS. THE TESTING REVEALS THE LEAKPROOFNESS OF THE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND, IN THAT WAY, THE OPERATIONAL SAFETY FOR ITS USER.

Pricing for statutory leakproofness tests

  • 1 person: 160€/piece
  • 2 persons: 150€/piece
  • 4 or more persons: 140€/piece 

24% VAT is added to the prices. The prices include testing in our premises in Rovaniemi. Testings in the customer’s own premises are according to a separate offer.

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Jani Norvapalo
Construction supervisor

Building health expert, Certificate of construction C-23276-26-17
Specialist of asbestos and dangerous substances, Certificate of construction C-9512-33-13
Building condition inspector, FISE