BS 8618:2015 Granular carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbent material for life support, diving, hyper- and hypobaric applications. Specification

BS 8618:2015

Granular carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbent material for life support, diving, hyper- and hypobaric applications. Specification

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2015

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What is this standard about? 

BS 8618:2015 specifies minimum performance criteria for carbon dioxide absorbent materials for use in life-support applications. It aims to ensure the quality, performance and safety of carbon dioxide absorbent materials by standardizing methods for the assessment of granular and pelleted carbon dioxide absorbent material.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of diving rebreathers
  • Rebreather escape equipment manufacturers
  • Manufacturers of hyperbaric dive chambers
  • Manufacturers of soda lime
  • Military
  • Diving industry
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Personal safety equipment manufacturers

Why should you use this standard?

This standard should improve the safety of life-support systems. Carbon dioxide absorbent materials remove the CO2 from the breathing gas in life support systems and can ensure that exhaled CO2 is removed from closed-circuit systems. This is very important in life support systems that rely on the recirculation of breathing gas, both on surface and underwater.

Rebreather incidents involving carbon dioxide absorbent systems are unfortunately still quite common and can result in blackout or death. BS 8618 is the first standard to enable a defined performance and quality of the materials used in a rebreather system. 




Standard NumberBS 8618:2015
TitleGranular carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbent material for life support, diving, hyper- and hypobaric applications. Specification
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO 3310-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Draft Superseded By15/30313784 DC
DescriptorsFood products, Packaging, Iodometry, Industrial, Chemical analysis and testing, Infrared radiation, Sampling equipment, Determination of content, Water, Water content determination, Gas-volumetric analysis, Impurities, Sampling methods, Spectrophotometry, Sulfur inorganic compounds, Carbon dioxide, Oils, Test equipment, Testing conditions, Nitrogen oxides, Liquefied gases, Safety measures, Volumetric analysis
ICS71.060.20
71.100.20
CommitteePH/4/7
ISBN978 0 580 88169 5
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages20
File Size717 KB
Price£130.00


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