Portable Breathing Equipment Testing (TSO-C116)

TSO-C116 provides minimum performance standards which crewmember portable protective breathing equipment (PBE) must first meet prior to approval and identification with the TSO marking.

Test Methods (TSO-C116)

  • Section 6.2 - 14 CFR 25.853(a), Horizontal Burn Testing
  • Section 6.2.1 - Radiant Heat Flux
  • Section 6.2.3.1 - Dripping Plastic
  • Section 6.2.3.2 - Flame Penetration
  • Section 6.2.4 - Heat Release & Smoke Density
Pbe

Regulatory Requirements

This test is typically used to show compliance with the following U.S. Federal Regulations:

    • 14 CFR 25.1439, through TSO-C116


Products Requiring This Test

Crewmember portable protective breathing equipment (PBE) require testing per TSO-C116.


Additional Resources

Resource Description
TSO-C116A Crewmember Portable Protective Breathing Equipment
This technical standard order (TSO) is for manufacturers applying for a TSO authorization (TSOA) or letter of design approval (LODA). It contains the minimum performance standards (MPS) which crewmember portable protective breathing equipment (PBE) must first meet for approval and identification with the applicable TSO marking.

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