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TSI Delivers Respirator Fit Testing Systems to the U.S. Army


TSI Delivers Respirator Fit Testing Systems to the U.S. Army Shoreview, MN -- In December, TSI Incorporated delivered the first shipment of military-grade respirator testing systems to the U.S. Army.

The shipment of 420 units is part of an ongoing commitment to fulfill TSI's $13 million order  from the Army, as announced in summer of 2017.

Ensuring soldiers' safety from airborne threats

TSI engineers designed PortaCount 8020M PATS products to test the performance and fit of military CBRN respirator masks. CBRN stands for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear. Modern CBRN masks can provide a high degree of protection if:

  • the integrity of the mask is sound
  • the soldier puts the mask on correctly
  • the mask fits the wearer properly in terms of size and adequate seal to the face during physical motion and activity

A military-grade CBRN mask is capable of providing a high level of protection factor, but that level can drop to potentially unsafe levels without proper use, sizing, and fit.

"Knowing that our products can help American military personnel to better protect themselves is very satisfying," said TSI Business Director Troy Tillman. "We're excited to be working with the U.S. Armed Forces and proud to ship the first set of the PortaCount 8020M products.  A big team at TSI was involved in engineering and manufacturing this product. Everyone on the team was proud to be part of completing this program and send off our first shipment."  

About TSI Incorporated

TSI Incorporated serves a global market by investigating, identifying and solving measurement problems. As an industry leader in the design and production of precision instruments, TSI partners with research institutions and customers around the world. Together, we set the standard for measurements for aerosol science, health and safety, indoor air quality, airflow, fluid dynamics and biohazard detection. With headquarters based in the U.S. and field offices throughout Europe and Asia, TSI has established a worldwide presence in the markets we serve. Every day, our dedicated employees turn research into reality.

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