self-contained breathing apparatus

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self-contained breathing apparatus

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SCBA

A device that provides compressed air for breathing in hazardous breathing environments. It is used, for example, by rescue personnel.
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Part 1 compressed air breathing apparatus "A" version and at least 6.
With over 400 employees working for Draeger in the UK, it's the Blyth site that provides the manufacturing centre for the production of compressed air breathing apparatus and a range of fire and gas detection products.
All equipment supplied under the contract should comply with the following technical specification: EN145:1998, EN13794:2002 and EN1146:2003The base document from which the majority of the requirements are taken is BS EN145:1998 (self-contained closed circuit breathing apparatus compressed oxygen or compressed oxygen-nitrogen type) to cover closed circuit performance with additional requirements taken from BS EN13794: 2002 (Self-contained closed-circuit breathing apparatus for escape) to cover aspects of chemical oxygen performance and prEN1146: 2003 (Self-contained open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus incorporating a hood for escape) to cover aspects of hood performance.