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Key Facts:. Founded: 1976. Business Focus: Gas analysis and gas handling technologies. Target markets: C ommercial, industrial, governmental, and military clients around the globe. Headquarters: Exton, Pennsylvania, USA. European offices: Navan Co., Meath, Ireland. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Key Facts: Headquarters:Exton, Pennsylvania, USAEuropean offices:Navan Co., Meath, IrelandBusiness Focus:Gas analysis and gas handling technologies Target markets:Commercial, industrial, governmental, and military clients around the globeFounded: 1976

  • Divisions / ProductsPremier supplier of Oxygen Analyzers and Ambient Gas MonitorsUsed to control Oxygen and other gases in manufacturing processesUsed in manufacturing semiconductors, and LCD and plasma displays, and many other industries.

  • Divisions / ProductsPioneered infrared measurement technology to identify the type of refrigerant in A/C systemsNow the leading producer of refrigerant Identifiers and Sealant DetectorsUsed in automotive and commercial A/C and Halon service and maintenance

  • Divisions / ProductsPioneered positive-pressure, closed-circuit SCBAUsed by Mining and Tunnel Rescue, Fire Fighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, and Military applicationsNow establishing the new benchmark in Long-Duration SCBA

  • Founded in 1969 by aerospace life supportengineers working on manned moon missions

    First product provided underwater life support at 1000 feet

    Technology was rapidly adapted and used bythe US special forces A proven history of building the worlds most reliable positive-pressure, closed-circuit long duration SCBAs

  • Pioneered positive-pressure, closed-circuit SCBA for use in firefighting and toxic or oxygen-deficient atmospheres

    Engineered sophisticated mixed gas deep-diving gear for US military and allies

    Expanded civilian SCBA technology for mining,tunneling, & HAZMAT marketsA proven history of building the worlds most reliable positive-pressure, closed-circuit long duration SCBAs

  • New government/military applications:WMD Domestic PreparednessUSMCUS Dept of Energy Facility & Munitions Protection Response ForcesDefense Threat Reduction Agency,USCG Strike Force & Anthrax Cleanup.A proven history of building the worlds most reliable positive-pressure, closed-circuit long duration SCBAs

  • Design Goal: To build a rebreather that can better serve themen and women who risk their lives to save others.

    Mine and Tunnel Rescue Fire Service First Responders, Search and Rescue Law Enforcement Military and Government Hazmat Emergency Response and Remediation

  • Design Research: Focus groups comprised ofcurrent rebreather users

  • Focus groups say users want arebreather that is: Easier breathing Easier to deploy Easier to service More comfortable Safer for the user Less costly to own and operateDesign Research:

  • Design Development: Extensive research and development to meet user requestsDesign, modeling, and testing for ergonomics - form, fit, and function

  • Prototyping to test feasibility of new designsDesign Development: Extensive research and development to meet user requestsDesign, modeling, and testing for ergonomics - form, fit, and function

  • Lab testing to verify and document performanceDesign Development: Extensive research and development to meet user requests Prototyping to test feasibility of new designsDesign, modeling, and testing for ergonomics - form, fit, and function

  • Results: Easier breathing Breathing with unit on feels as easy as breathing normally 6 liters of tidal volumeLowest closed circuit-breathing resistance availableMore comfortable breathing, less stress on the user

  • Results: Faster Deployment Deployment and service time reduced by 50%Fast, accurate, easy replacement of CO2 scrubberCO2 absorbent is packaged in solid disposable cartridgesEliminates need for measuring, refilling, resealing CO2 canisters Eliminates potential of absorbent refilling mistakesSolid absorbent will not channel dust or settle during transportation or storage

  • Results: Faster Deployment Deployment and service time reduced by 50%Quick change cooling canisters can be changed in secondsNo need to open the housing or break into the breathing loopPositive pressure is maintained during changeChange can be made while unit is worn

  • Results: Easier Service Deployment and service time reduced by 50%Reduced tubing and connections for greater reliabilityEasy-to-operate latches for fast accessEasy-to-remove breathing chamberThreaded, positive cylinder connection

  • Results: Greater Comfort New features meet the demand for greater comfortSlim profile can be worn comfortably under protective gearPadded, ergonomic harness keeps weight on hips, not shouldersHarness adjusts to fit any size userSmallest, lightest unit available

  • Results: Greater Comfort New features meet the demand for greater comfortAdvanced Scott AV-3000 Face Piece improvesdownward peripheral vision

    Future: Scott AV-3500 w/SureSeal & Quick DisconnectDual voicemitter for increased clarityMoisture generated during use is prevented from reaching the face piece

    Single-pass magnetic lens wiper eliminates faceplatepass-through

  • Results: Greater Comfort New features meet the demand for greater comfortScott Pro Mask with Quick Disconnect

    Moisture generated during use is prevented from reaching the face piece

    Single-pass magnetic lens wiper eliminates faceplatepass-through

    Five point attachment head harness

  • Results: Greater Safety New features meet the demand for greater safetyStainless steel fiber-reinforced housing for mechanically and electronically robust designHardened breathing chamberManual quick disconnect prevents O2 loss, if the gauge line is damaged Flame-rated harness available featuring Kevlar and metal buckles

  • Results: Greater Safety New features meet the demand for greater safetyElectronic alarm sounds at 25% O2 supply and low batteryTemperature sensor alerts user to check if frozen cartridges were installed at start-upPneumatic pressure gauge monitors O2 status and sets off alarm at 25% of service lifeColor coded LEDs in gauge housing provide alerts for normal, low battery, possible lack of coolant, and 25% of service life

  • Results: Lower Cost New features meet the demand for lower cost to own and operate:Lower initial purchase price Lower maintenance costsLower total cost of ownershipNo mandatory replacement parts or factory rebuilds required during life of unit

  • The Biomarine BioPak 240R A true revolution in 4-hour rebreathers:Better performance, greater safety, and lighter weight. Easier to operate and maintain than any other unit on the marketWorldwide Safety Approvals Approvals from: NIOSH, MSHA, EN-145/136 and China

  • Product Comparison

    BioPak 240 Revolution

    VersusDraeger BG-4

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  • General DataDraeger BG4DescriptionClosed-Circuit, Four-Hour, Extended Duration Self-Contained Breathing ApparatusClosed-Circuit, Four-Hour, Extended Duration Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

    Country of ManufactureUSAGermanyDate of Product Introduction 20061993EN-145 Approval YesYesNIOSH/MSHA ApprovalYesYesChina MT -867 ApprovalYesYesEN-137 Flame EngulfmentYesYes

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  • Technical SpecificationDraeger BG4WeightDimensions14.9 kg584 x 432 x 178 mm14.9 kg 595 x 450 x 185 mmCounter Lung DesignSealed Diaphragm Most critical area of the breathing loop is protected. In the event that the unit cover becomes detached, this design protects the breathing loop.Exposed Breathing Bag Plastic breathing bag exposed in the event the unit cover becomes detached. The breathing bag is susceptible to damage (even during maintenance), and the user risks exposure in such instances.Tidal VolumeOver 6 litres5.5 litresBreathing Resistance(mbar)

    Low 30 LPMTypical 40 LPMMid Range 50 LPMHigh 75 LPMMaximum 100 LPM*Lower span = Greater comfortAlways Positive Inhalation Exhalation Span*

    3.0 5.5 2.5 2.8 5.5 2.7 2.2 5.5 3.2 1.2 5.2 4.0 0.5 6.5 6.0Negative at High Rates Inhalation Exhalation Span*

    0.8 4.3 3.5 -1.3 5.2 6.5 Neg 8.7 >8.8

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  • Technical SpecificationDraeger BG4Oxygen VolumeOxygen Cylinder440 litres @ 3,000 psiLightweight Carbon Fibre 420 litres @ 3,000 psiCarbon Fibre Approved CO2 AbsorbentsOneOneCO2 AbsorbentSolid Core Cartridge,High Performance CO2 Absorption SystemDraegerSorb 400CO2 Canister TypeDrop in Solid Cartridge Factory or User Packed CanisterFactory Packaged Cost is 50% higherCO2 Absorbent Weight2 kg 3 kgCoolant MethodHigh-Performance Sealed Reusable Ice Packs User Formed Block IceUser freezes in multiple stages, time consuming and inefficient. Water leaks on to users back. Change Coolant without removing the upper housingYesNo

    Facepiece Availability Scott AV3000, AV-3500 SureSeal & Pro Panorama Nova

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  • Technical SpecificationDraeger BG4Constant Flow Rate1.80 litres / minute Exceeds NIOSH Minimum. 1.5 litres / minuteNIOSH MinimumBy-Pass Flow Rate>80 litres / minute>80 litres / minuteAs indicated in User ManualBy-Pass Valve typeManualManualDemand Add System>80 litres / minute>80 litres / minuteSCBA Design CategoryPositive Pressure In 1985 Biomarine invented and produced the worlds first POSITIVE PRESSURE 4-hour breathing apparatus.Positive PressureIntroduced in 1993.

    Relief Valve SystemLarger Tidal Volume means less