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Accession Number ADA566201
Title General Tests of Personal Protective Equipment (Non-ballistic) - Soft Armor.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 61p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This Test Operations Procedure (TOP) describes general procedures for conducting nonballistic testing of soft armor systems. Tests include Bulk Materials, Visual Inspection, Bartacks, Component and Assembly, Construction Design, Emergency Release Mechanism, Functional Integration, Hardware, Label Verification: Verbiage, Label Verification: Dimensions and Font, Open Seam, Stitch Count, Stitch and Seam Type, Raw Edges, Stitch Tension, Thread Ends, Weight, Materials Inspection Testing, Ballistic Filler Weight, Ballistic Panel Subcomponent Fit and Area, Bartack Holding Strength, Dimensions: Bartack Length, Distance between Bartacks, Distance between Horizontal Webbing, Buttonhole Cut, Length and Width, Drag Strap Extension Test Using Instron Machine, Emergency Release Anchor Webbings, Pattern Matching, Pattern Matching: Ballistic Filler, Ply Count, Thickness: Ballistic Filler, and Vertical Alignment of Bartacks.
Keywords Body armor
Personal protective equipment
Protective clothing
Soft body armor
Test methods
Top(Test operations procedure)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 79B - Armor
Corporate Author Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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