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prБДС EN 13794:2021

Respiratory protective devices - Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus for escape - Requirements, testing and marking

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40.60     Apr 8, 2021

45.99    Mar 12, 2022



European Standard



This document specifies minimum requirements for self-contained closed-circuit breathing RPDs for escape (short: oxygen escape RPD)
a) chemical oxygen type
― Potassium superoxide (KO2),
― Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) and
b) compressed oxygen type.
This document does not apply to RPD for work and rescue and to diving apparatus.
Laboratory and practical performance tests are included for the assessment of compliance with the requirements.

Directives and Regulations

When the standard is harmonized under a directive or regulation, the word Harmonized appear. When such an inscription does not appear, it means that the standard is related to / supporting the relevant directive or regulation.


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC


Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)

Life cycle


БДС EN 13794:2004


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