What is a supplied air respirator?
Airline respirator systems are self-contained breathing apparatus that do not require wearing a compressed air cylinder. They are composed of a classic SCBA harness (with only one stage pneumatic system) linked to a full face mask through a breathing air hose and an air supply source from a supplied air compressor or a breathing air cart.
Wearing a supplied air respirator provides the highest safety level for long duration works. Our airline respirator range is designed for use in many industrial applications such as confined space entry (tanks, sewers, crawl spaces…), paint works, asbestos removal or tank cleaning.
Airline respirator: breathing air supply options
A supplied air respirator hose (standard or antistatic for ATEX environments) is connected to the harness bottom with an anti-tear safety system. This breathing airline hose is available in different sizes and can be connected to others to get extended distances (several hundreds of meters).
Supplied air compressor
Two air supply sources are available for supplied air respirator hoods and masks.
The first airline respirator supply system is the most commonly used for fixed workstations. A supplied air respirator compressor coupled with a filtering unit (CO, CO2, NOx, oil and water vapors filtration) brings a theoretically unlimited quantity of breathable air.
Breathing air cart
The second source is the breathing air cart that stores one or several compressed air cylinders. This very versatile system is often used for outdoor applications. It features a pneumatic system and enables cylinder replacement during operation.
Every worker who needs to use an airline respirator system (or use an SCBA) for professional purpose has to receive supplied air respirator training. Many countries passed laws to create standards and regulations for ensuring proper use of respiratory equipment and to renforce safety at work.
We offer this service on your site (for selected territories only) or in our French office in the Paris area with theory and practical courses. Our trainers are experienced firefighters and experts in respiratory protection, SCBA and supplied air respirators training.
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