PAVEL OTRISAL, ZDENEK MELICHARIK, LUBOMIR SVORC, SIMONA BUNGAU, IOAN VIRCA, GHITA BARSAN, DANUT MOSTEANU TESTING METHODS OF ASSESSMENT FOR THE CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF INSULATING MATERIALS AGAINST THE EFFECT OF SELECTED ACIDS The Czech Armed Forcesī soldiers of all specializations and mainly the chemical corpsīspecialist are prepared for task fulfillment in military and non-military operations within those a real threat of weapons of mass destruction employment and, occasionally, the real danger of toxic industrial materials leakage is present. They can solve problems caused by acids leakage in contaminated areas mainly during task fulfillment in non-military operations on the Czech Republic territory in cooperation with Fire Rescue Brigadesī chemical specialists. Individual protective equipment which is established in the Czech Armed Forces were neither design for this purpose and, moreover, nor tested and thus there is no real data concerning their chemical resistivity. In recent time, some methods have been introduced into the Czech Armed Forces environment. They are useful for determination of chemical resistivity of barrier materials against toxic compounds detectable with acid-basic (colorimetric) methods and conductometric ones. The paper deals with the possibility of using the presented methods and compares the suitability of their application in relation to the protective garments designated for the Czech Armed Forces membersī body surface.
Key words: isolative protective material, breakthrough time, acid, method, MINITEST, KONDUKTOTEST, MIKROTEST, chemical resistivity