Shelf Storage – The mouth-bit escape respirator is stored unopened, in the original primary container/package, and in an area out of the work environment.
- All site approved mouth-bit respirators that are in shelf storage are good for long as specified by the product manufacturer.
- Drager Parat 3200 Mouth-bit Escape Respirator – The shelf life is 4 years from the manufacture date as indicated on the Drager 3200 Mouth-bit Escape Respirator filter cartridge.
In Service Storage/Carry – The mouth-bit escape respirator is stored out of the original primary container/package, in an approved carry bag/case when not in use. The original bag/case has been opened for inspection, cartridge replacement, testing. “In Service” also includes escape respirators carried by the employee and ready for emergency use.
- “In Service” mouth-bit escape respirators are good for 1 year from the date of manufacturing unless otherwise specified by manufacturer.
- Drager Parat 3200 Mouth-bit Escape Respirator – The In Service life is 4 years from the manufacture date indicated on the filter cartridge.