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What does a PortaCount measure?

What does a PortaCount measure?

The PORTACOUNT measures the concentration of these par- ticles around the person’s head and then measures the concentration of those particles that leak into the respirator. The ratio of these two numbers is the fit factor.

How does PortaCount fit testing work?

A probed respirator has a fitting (probe) installed that allows air from inside the respirator to be sampled by an instrument like the PortaCount® Pro fit tester. After the fit test, issue the individual a respirator with the identical facepiece, only without the probe.

What is TSI PortaCount?

The PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester 8040 is a quantitative respirator fit tester. It features intelligent touchscreen solutions that support respiratory protection programs from training through compliance. *Tablet and laptop are not included with the instrument. Tablet is included with the 8040T and 8048T bundles.

How much does a Portacount machine cost?

TSI PortaCount Pro+ 8038 Respirator Fit Testing Kit from $378.42/mo.

How much does a Portacount cost?

The PortaCount® Pro+ Respirator Fit Tester 8038 eliminates the guesswork associated with tedious and error-prone qualitative fit test methods….This item is offered by 3 suppliers. Get pricing and options or message suppliers.

RATES $2,295.00/mo $765.00/wk $255.00/day

How much does a PortaCount cost?

What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative fit testing?

The main difference between quantitative mask fit testing and qualitative mask fit testing is that quantitative testing objectively measures the amount of leakage (quantity) while qualitative testing relies subjectively on the users taste and smell to detect leakage.

Who needs to be fit tested?

Under 1910.134, fit testing must be performed initially (before the employee is required to wear the respirator in the workplace) and must be repeated at least annually. Fit testing must also be conducted whenever respirator design or facial changes occur that could affect the proper fit of the respirator.

What if you fail the N95 fit test?

If the respirator doesn’t fit your face properly, it will not protect you from the environment around you or hazardous chemicals in the air. The most common example of this is facial hair, but even long hair that’s caught between your face and the seal can cause a problem.