The three most important things to evaluate when selecting Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) are 1) evidence of degradation of the garment exposed to a chemical; 2) breakthrough time, and 3) permeation rate. Because proper CPC selection must be based on permeation and degradation tests performed upon specific manufacturer products, you need an information source that enables you to access test results quickly and easily. Chemical Protective Clothing Permeation/Degradation Database is that source. It is the world's largest international CPC database, containing over 10,000 results from tests of more than 660 chemicals and mixtures against more than 250 CPC models. Every test result has a complete reference source.
Use Chemical Protective Clothing Permeation/Degradation Database as a supplement to your Material Safety Data Sheets to help select the best garments for your particular needs. It will be just as important to use this information to evaluate your existing stock of CPC to determine which chemicals they should not be used with. Furthermore, the powerful searching capabilities built into the database programs help to provide rapid responses in emergency situations, especially when used on portable computers. In fact, searches are even accessible from the U.S. Coast Guard's Cameo™ 3 Navigator.
,text>The Macintosh™ version of Chemical Protective Clothing Permeation/Degradation Database can be used on Macintosh Plus, SE, Portable, or any Macintosh II computer with 1 MB (2 MB or more recommended) RAM and a hard drive. You should have Hypercard Version 2.0 or higher and at least 2 MB of available hard drive disk space to use the programs.