MARINE SECTOR ABLE TO BREATHE EASY THANKS TO HONEYWELL'S LATEST EMERGENCY ESCAPE BREATHING DEVICE
ROISSY, France, April 15, 2015
- Honeywell (
)has improved its highly successful Emergency Escape Breathing Device (EEBD), Bio-S-Cape, to meet two of the most important international marine safety regulations: ISO23269-1:2008 on EEBD for shipboard use and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).The improvements make Bio-S-Cape a robust and high performance breathing solution for workers at risk of toxic gas exposures in extremely hazardous and challenging environments, including marine, shipping and oil and gas.3 "Enhanced user features include the automated positioning of the hood through the inflatable air cushion and the additional two loops on the back of the bag to prevent salt spray accumulation," said Christian Vieille, product manager respiratory, Honeywell Safety Products EMEA. "We have also created a darker inner hood for improved visibility and reduced reflection when used in bright light conditions and simplified the maintenance process, reducing both maintenance time and cost," he added. Designed to be quick and easy to put on and safe, easy and comfortable to use, Bio-S-Cape features rip stop material on the neck seal to reduce the risk of accidental tearing or ripping when donning. Labelling has also been improved by increasing its size significantly and better positioning it on the bag.Oxygen is delivered through a choice of steel or composite compressed air cylinders which are available with 10 or 15 minute air supply, with the hood large and flexible enough to cater for all head shapes including those with beards or wearing spectacles, with the regulator ensuring overpressure maintained inside the hood eliminates any risk of inhaling toxic gas.