EMERGENCY BREATHING, BECAUSE EVERY SECOND COUNTS.
Proving a range of emergency breathing equipment, referred to as smoke hoods, aid individuals in a variety of emergency, rescue and escape situations from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals.
Emergency breathing devices are self-contained respirators. Self-contained respirators provide breathable air or oxygen to the user while removing the exhaled carbon dioxide.
Applications include commercial airlines, corporate jets, U.S. government agencies, military, law enforcement, homeland defense, first responders, high-rise building occupants and industrial companies both domestic and international.
PROTECTIVE BREATHING EQUIPMENT (PBE)
The oxygen system consists of two oxygen cylinder assemblies mounted to the bottom side of the neck seal. Special fabric and chemical panels inside the hood keep carbon dioxide concentrations at safe levels during the hood’s service period as the wearer exhales into the hood. The PBE is currently used by nearly every US commercial carrier and has FAA TSO-C116, TSO-C99, CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals.
The Essex PBE has the following approvals:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Approved to: TSO-C116, Crewmember Protective Breathing Equipment and TSO-C99, Crewmember Protective Breathing Equipment
- Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Approved (United Kingdom)
- Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) Approved
- Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) Approved
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved to: ETSO-C116, Crewmember Protective Breathing Equipment and ETSO-C99, Crewmember Protective Breathing Equipment
SELF-CONTAINED UNIT (SCU)
The Self-Contained Unit, with its patented hood, takes less than 15 seconds to don and provides 360° visibility while supplying aviation grade oxygen. This smoke hood protects a user’s head and vision from fire and smoke for up to 60 minutes.
Its one-size-fits-all design simply slips over the head. There is no mouthpiece or nose clip to impede communication and the smoke hood allows for corrective or protective eyewear with no restrictions. With the SCU smoke hood, the wearer is able to see, hear, talk and move freely.
At only 2 lbs., the Self-Contained Unit is the lightest smoke hood available. The SCU will last up to 60 minutes for an average male, sitting, waiting for rescue. The SCU smoke hood has a maintenance-free 10-1/2 year life span.
EMERGENCY PASSENGER OXYGEN SYSTEM (EPOS)
The EPOS (Emergency Passenger Oxygen System) is a lightweight, self-contained protective breathing device, or smoke hood, for use in emergency egress and escape situations.
The unit takes just seconds to don and provides 360° visibility while supplying aviation grade oxygen to the wearer for up to 60 minutes.
The EPOS smoke hood is designed to protect a user’s respiratory system, head and vision from fire, toxic fumes and hazardous chemical spills.
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