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    Default Fail Temp. for Scott Face Masks?

    Does anyone know the fail temp. on scott's face masks? I'm sure regaurdless of the model, there all the same fail point for the fire service geard face masks they make. I contacted scott, but with no avail, I have not recieved any information.

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    Not an exact answer, but some good info relating to your question.

    http://www.nist.gov/el/fire_research/scba-120611.cfm

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    Thank you Eng34FF, That was a short, but good article. Clearly, our masks cannot withstand over 530 degrees. Which is right along track with what I thought. My guess was failing at around 450* F.
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    FWIW, this is a big research issue right now. The material used in SCBA masks in much of Europe has a higher failure temperature but doesn't meet the clarity requirements of the US standard.

    http://www.firehouse.com/news/104623...s-on-scba-lens
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    I've been doing allot of searching over the past week or so, and haven't found a damn number! Ugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picc.93Truck View Post
    I've been doing allot of searching over the past week or so, and haven't found a damn number! Ugh
    Read the article cited above.
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    The answer is in KW per minute according to the NFPA (I'll have to confirm), fail temps are one of the concerns for the new accepted standard and that's why there has been no new revision so far this year, it will be pushed to end of year and fully adopted mid next year.

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