Escape masks are respiratory self-rescue devices which provide short-term respiratory protection that gives the wearer a safe and calm evacuation in emergencies involving toxic atmosphere.
Yes. Regular gas masks, either full or half face, are intended for daily routine use.
They are bulky and heavy, and provide long term protection of the wearer. Escape
masks provide short-term protection against toxic atmosphere, and are compact and lightweight, enabling the user to carry them at all times. In emergencies, this compactconfiguration provides minimum response time and rapid evacuation.
Basically yes. However, regular gas masks are bulky and heavy and are not
carried by users when there is no actual and concrete danger from toxic atmosphere. In addition, regular gas masks require careful adjustments and long donning time.
In emergencies, every second counts, and thus minimal response time is vital to save lives. Escape masks are specially designed to provide fastest response time and enable the users to individually evacuate during emergencies.
Yes. Smoke escape masks are regulated by the European Union, US, Russia and other developed countries and regulatory bodies worldwide. To date, there are specific standards for smoke escape masks in the EU (EN 403:2004), in US (ASTM E2952-14), Russia (GOST R 12.4.294-2013), among others.
To-date, there are no specific standards for escape masks from chemical incidents only, where smoke and related toxic agents are not necessarily present. However, there are general regulations and pertinent directives with regard to
certification of this equipment.
Yes. We have an EN 403:2004 certified smoke escape mask. In addition, we have other products that conform to the requirements of different regulations governing this section of respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE).
Yes. We always test our masks during development stage, to make sure our solutions meet the highest standard available per their stated performance. We strictly use world recognized accredited laboratories to conduct our tests.
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