Breathing Apparatus provides respiratory protection.

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Air-Mate Combination Escape Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (ESCBA) and Supplied Air Respirator (SAR) provide protection in environments that are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). Interchangeable cylinders and air line connection enable users to stay in IDLH atmospheres for long periods of time. Apparatus can be used in petrochemical, hazardous materials handling, waste treatment, confined spaces and other IDLH applications.




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3M(TM) Air-Mate(TM) ESCBA/SAR Combination Provides Maximum Versatility in IDLH Conditions



ST. PAUL, MN - 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division introduces the Air-Mate Combination Escape Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (ESCBA)/Supplied Air Respirator (SAR).

This NIOSH-approved system offers a high level of respiratory protection for environments that are immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). An improved lightweight design makes the Air-Mate Combination ESCBA/SAR ideal for petrochemical, nuclear, hazardous materials handling, waste treatment, confined spaces and other IDLH and potential IDLH applications.

Interchangeable five and 15 minute cylinders allow for flexibility in different applications and escape needs, and an airline connection enables -users to remain in IDLH atmospheres for extended periods of time. The harness design secures the air cylinder to the leg for maximum comfort, and the full facepiece features a quarter-turn, pressure-demand valve for a secure attachment. First-breath activation allows the unit to be donned in a non-hazardous environment before connecting the pressure-demand valve.

3M is one of the world's premier manufacturing companies, with operations in more than 60 countries. 3M has an experienced staff of environmental, health, and safety professionals dedicated to creating state-of-the-art programs designed to help achieve corporate goals, meet and exceed government standards, simplify and improve the lives of their customers, and contribute to a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. 3M is a trademark of 3M company.

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