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April 20, 2016 186 Views

Fit testing does NOT require any special certification, you just need the equipment to do it.

So, the answer is simple: you can get a fit test anywhere.

RAECO Rents offers access to high-quality quantitative fit testing systems, training and supporting documentation for performing your own fit testing.

In fact, it's fairly easy. See a full quantitative fit test demonstration here, using a TSI PortaCount Pro:

TSI's PortaCount Pro 8030TSI's PortaCount® Pro 8030 and PortaCount Pro+ 8038 fit test systems eliminate the guesswork associated with qualitative (Bittrex and Saccharine) fit test methods by measuring fit while the user performs a series of moving, breathing, and talking exercises that simulate the same movements they make in the field. It can be used to test all types of respirators—gas masks, SCBAs, respirators, even N95, P1 and P2 disposable (filtering-facepiece) respirators. (The PortaCount Pro+ 8038 is the only OSHA-compliant quantitative fit test system for N95 disposable masks.)

If you prefer using the REDON protocol for negative pressure testing, we also offer the OHD QuantiFit.

OHD QuantiFitThe OHD QuantiFit uses patented controlled negative pressure technology to run a complete 5-step protocol in 3 minutes or less. The QuantiFit package includes everything you need to complete your test: keyboard, onboard memory for storing results, PC software for compliance reporting, and the mask adapters that connect your mask to the QuantiFit. Speed, accuracy, and ease of use, have made the QuantiFit a great option for respirator fit testing.

Want to learn more about the QuantiFit? Watch OHD's video training series at RaecoRents.com or download the QuantiFit quick start guide.

If you need to perform fit testing, but don't want to do it yourself, give us a call. We'll be happy to connect you with someone from our nationwide network of industrial hygiene professionals who can administer the tests for you.

Call (866) 736-8347 or see the respirator fit testing systems available to rent for short or long-term projects.


RAECO Rents  is an industrial instruments rental house that makes it quick and easy to get the products you need. RAECO Rents offers products for portable environmental testing, industrial health and safety test and measurement instruments.