- What's Included
The Elmridge Protection EBP-900 iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood is an air purifying respiratory device to assist in breathing clean air for immediate evacuation in case of an emergency. It protects against Carbon Monoxide, smoke, hydrogen cyanide, chlorine, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, CS, CN, hydrogen sulfide, soot, fumes, aerosols, and more. It even contains a HEPA P100 filter that removes sub-micron particles such as anthrax, smallpox, and radioactive particles. It maintains this high level of protection by using a silicone neck dam to seal out the environmental contaminants, and at 9.5 in. (240mm) it can withstand up to 1700° F (527° C) in radiant heat. The U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission states about escape masks "Emergency escape masks have the potential to reduce consumer-related deaths and injuries by assisting in egress from fires, provided they perform effectively and reliably."
The iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood is first and only hood Certified to the American National Standard for Smoke Escape Devices, ANSI/ISEA 110-2009, for Respiratory Protective Smoke Escape Device (RPED). This certification is earned after extensive independent testing to prove compliance with every requirement in the Standard.
The iEvac is also approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH), as a gas mask in accordance with 42 CFR Part 84, to provide respiratory protection from CS, CN or any particulate including toxic dusts, fumes and mists or combination of CS, CN and particulates. This certification of approval was issued following the examination, inspection and testing performed by NIOSH in accordance with the Federal regulations. Gas masks are for use as respiratory protection during entry into atmospheres not immediately dangerous to life or health or escape only from hazardous atmospheres containing adequate oxygen to support life.
Please Note: Due to the nature of this product, Smarthome will not be able to accept any returns.
ANSI 110 Total Performance Requirements
The iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood has a recorded Total Inward Leakage of less than 0.01%. This characteristic was measured by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command - Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Aberdeen, Maryland. For reference, the requirement for certification to the ANSI 110 standard is that the total inward leakage shall not exceed 2%. Additionally, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command - Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Aberdeen, Maryland measured and recorded the ocular leakage of the iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood as less than 0.01%. The ocular leakage is the exposure to contamination that a wearer will experience due to leakage through the neck dam to the interior of the hood, but measured outside the nose cup. For reference, the requirement for certification to the ANSI 110 standard is that the ocular leakage shall not exceed 20%.
NIOSH Qualitative Facepiece Fit Requirements
The iEvac was tested by NIOSH in accordance with a NIOSH Standard Test Procedure to ensure that the level of Facepiece Fit protection provided by the iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood meets the certification standards for approval as a gas mask for protection against CS, CN and particulates. The test procedure and criteria used by NIOSH to test the Facepiece Fit of the iEvac are also used by NIOSH to test elastomeric or rubber full facepiece gas masks. A panel of subjects, representing all 10 categories of the NIOSH standard fit-test panel, wore the iEvac in an atmosphere containing 500 ppm isoamyl acetate. Each subject performed a standard sequence of movements. During this test, no subject detected an odor.
The iEvac filters are a proprietary blend of materials specifically formulated to be effective against a wide range of gases and particulates. (Tests against particulates are described below.) Probably the two most dangerous gases encountered during an emergency escape from a fire are carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. These special filters will provide protection against both these gases. They are designed to provide protection against these life-threatening products of combustion and also against other toxic industrial gases and terrorist gases.
iEvac filters have been independently tested against gases. Among the tests are the following:
• carbon monoxide - a very toxic by-product of combustion; tested at 3,000 ppm,5,000 ppm, and 10,000 ppm
• hydrogen cyanide - a very toxic by-product of combustion; tested at 400 ppm
• sulfur dioxide - a benchmark acid gas; tested at 100 ppm
• acrolein - a benchmark organic vapor; tested at 100 ppm
• cyclohexane - a benchmark hydrocarbon gas; tested at 500 ppm
• hydrogen chloride - a benchmark acid gas; tested at 1,000 ppm
• ammonia - benchmark toxic industrial gas; tested at 1,250 ppm
• chlorine - benchmark toxic industrial gas; tested at 200 ppm
• phosgene - benchmark toxic industrial gas; tested at 125 ppm
• formaldehyde - a benchmark toxic industrial gas; tested at 250 ppm
• phosphine - a benchmark toxic industrial gas; tested at 150 ppm
• DMMP - a simulant for Sarin nerve gas; tested at 1,000 ppm
• hydrogen sulfide - a benchmark toxic industrial gas; tested at 1,000 ppm and 5,000 ppm
• CN - an irritant toxic chemical; tested at 16 ppm, including testing by NIOSH during certification at low, standard and high humidity for at least eight hours, both as received and following preconditioning. iEvac is approved by NIOSH for protection against CN.
• CS - an irritant toxic chemical; tested at 3 ppm, including testing by NIOSH during certification at low, standard and high humidity for at least eight hours, both as received and following preconditioning. iEvac is approved by NIOSH for protection against CS.
• carbon dioxide - a special consideration is build-up of carbon dioxide inside the hood. We exhale carbon dioxide naturally, and it is important to make sure that this gas does not build up inside the hood. iEvac is tested to make sure that the levels inside the hood are safe for the duration of an escape. This requirement is tested by NIOSH during the certification program using a dummy head and a calibrated breathing machine.
The iEvac filters are a proprietary blend of materials specifically formulated to be effective against a wide range of particulates and gases. (Tests against gases are described above.) In keeping with its design excellence, the iEvac filters contain the best possible particle filter, a high efficiency particulate air HEPA filter. This is the same material used in military gas masks to provide protection against biohazards. The HEPA filter will remove 99.996% of particles that are 0.2 microns in size. It is this ability of the filters to remove sub-micron particulates that keeps out the small particles that may be present in smoke. NIOSH has a number of categories for particulate filters. The most demanding category of particulate filters is P100. Such filters are intended for the removal of any particulate including oil-based liquid particulates and for use for more than a single shift. The certification program includes tests performed by NIOSH to prove that the P100 filters have a minimum efficiency of 99.97 percent when tested against dioctyl phthalate (DOP) or equivalent liquid with a particle size of 0.185 microns. iEvac is approved by NIOSH to protect against all particulates.
The filters will remove very heavy particles such as soot. Testing is performed to ensure that the filters will remove the soot from the air and still not clog the filters so that it is too difficult to breathe.
The iEvac filters are very protective and also designed for easy breathing. This is important in all applications but is particularly necessary in emergency situations when the wearer may be inclined to panic. The iEvac is tested for both inhalation and exhalation resistance. The NIOSH certification program includes tests for breathing resistance.
Many physical hazards may be encountered when escaping from a fire. There will be flames, heat, hot material dripping, and other hazards. Vision will be very important, as will the need for the packaging to stand up to vibration and puncture threats from sharp objects.
It is important to establish that the air that comes through the filters does not become overheated by the filtration process. This is established by passing 5,000 ppm carbon monoxide at a temperature of 77° F (25° C) and checking for an increase in air temperature.
Tests for heat and flame resistance. During theses tests components will not have an afterflame longer than 5 seconds. No component will drip, melt or develop a visible hole or be damaged so that eyes or lungs are exposed to smoke. These tests involve a temperature of 1475° F (800° C).
In this test, a flaming drip from an ignited polypropylene rod is allowed to drop onto the hood. No after flame lasts longer than 5 seconds.
The hood is exposed to a radiant heat panel comprising two quartz lamps with a surface temperature between 980° F (527° C) and 1700° F (927° C) determined from a spectral emittance curve. The hood is located 9.5 inches away from the radiant heat panel and exposed for 15 seconds. The requirement is that the hood is not damaged in a way that exposes eyes or lungs to gas or smoke and that the temperature at the top of the head and inside the eyepiece shall not exceed 158° F (70° C). The hood passed.
Putting the hood on very quickly
The hood can be unpackaged and put on in less than 30 seconds
Light transmission, haze and field of vision are all tested to make sure that the viewing area is big enough and durable enough.
A test is conducted to ensure that a person can clearly read a standard eye chart while wearing the hood.
The hood is exposed to a corrosive salt spray, and tested afterwards
This test involves vibrating the packaging for 10,000 cycles.
Puncture and tear
The package is raked by a sharp pointed heavy striker. The packaging does not puncture, rip or tear
Operational Package Leakage
The package is immersed in water heated to a temperature of 160° F (70° C) to a depth of 24 inches (600 mm) and must not leak.
The packaged hood is exposed to a temperature of 32° F (0° C) for 24 hours then exposed to 180° F (70° C) for 24 hours. Then the hood is unpacked and tested for performance.
The packaged hood is exposed to 100 cycles of differential pressure. Each cycle is 60 seconds at ambient, 20 seconds going from ambient to 300 mbar below, 60 seconds at 300 mbar below and 20 seconds back to ambient. Then the hood is unpacked and tested for performance.
More Test Data
We are continuing to develop more test data for the iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood and we will add these to our web site as they become available. Ask for test data and details of test methods
Of course, no filter and no hood can provide 100% protection, so be sure to follow the instructions in the User Manual.
Specifications Manufacturer Elmridge Protection Manufacturer Product No. EBP-900 UPC 857957002232 Weight (In Vacuum-Sealed Bag) 1.4 lbs (635g) Dimensions (In Vacuum-Sealed Bag) 6.5" H x 6" L x 5" W (16.5cm x 15.2cm x 12.7cm) Specifications Type 5 1/2 Years from date of manufacture Shelf Life Specification Certifications
- NIOSH - Approval # TC-14G-0311, 42 CFR 84, CS/CN/P100
- SEI Certified Model - ANSI/ISEA 110-2009
- US Department of Homeland Security , Office of the Safety Act - Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology
- 1x - Elmridge Protection EBP-900 iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood