Industrial Escape Mask from ILC Dover Receives Factory Mutual Intrinsic Safety Approval

Air-purifying escape respirator incorporates unique powered ventilation system

FREDERICA, Del. — ILC Dover, the manufacturer of innovative protective equipment for the most demanding applications including spacesuits for NASA and gas masks for the military, announced today that their SCape® CO/CBRN escape mask has received Factory Mutual approval for use in Class I,II,III, Division 2 areas. The user-friendly escape mask incorporates an integral filter/blower which affords excellent protection and allows wearers to breathe normally as they escape plant site incidents.

The product offers 30 minutes of protection against a broad range of chemicals and its unique design protects the respiratory tract as well as the users' head, eyes, and neck. The system comes in a conformal storage pouch and has a five year maintenance free shelf life. By offering chemical and carbon monoxide protection, the product can be used by plant workers needing to escape a chemical incident, or by control room or administrative personnel requiring escape mask protection from a fire or chemical event.

Since the introduction of the original SCape® NBC in 2004, numerous government agencies and industrial users have chosen to make ILC Dover Escape Respirators a key component of their emergency response plan. Unlike other escape masks, the SCape® CO/CBRN(30 )can be used by persons with glasses and/or facial hair, has no securing straps, nose cup, or mouth bit and utilizes a positive-flow ventilation system that automatically activates when removed from the package. Its clear hood with large visor allows the user to perform a wide range of tasks, such as using a cell phone or other communication device.

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Since 1947, ILC Dover has provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems. Known for the production of space suits for NASA, ILC is a world leader in the design and production of engineered products employing high-performance flexible materials. We leverage our vast materials and design experience to create high performance Powder Handling Systems for pharmaceutical and life sciences customers (, Personal Protection Equipment and Lighter than Air systems for the government, and Intermediate Bulk Packaging solutions ( for the industrial markets.

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