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Dräger Unveils its Next Generation of Industrial Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus

The PSS 3000, Dräger’s newest PSS series SCBA, uses the proven technology of the company’s global industry-leading firefighting SCBA units. It is ideal for use in plant maintenance, plant and operational safety, and emergency response in the petrochemical, oil and gas industries, as well as other industrial applications. The Dräger PAS Lite, which offers both SCBA and airline options, is designed for use in industrial applications where a simple, robust and easy-to-use breathing apparatus is required. Both units will be available for sale February 1, with the first shipment in March 2012.
Offering proven Dräger reliability, both the PSS 3000 and the PAS Lite have been approved by NIOSH, which ensures worker safety. Developed as a result of years of research and extensive user consultations, these units include the same advanced pneumatics as used in the whole Dräger line of professional firefighting products.

Ease of maintenance increases plant productivity
The harnesses used in both systems are five times more durable than those made of traditional materials. The PSS 3000 uses fire-retardant ethylene-vinyl acetate, while the PAS Lite uses SBR rubber-coated webbing. “These materials are 18 times less permeable to liquids than traditional materials and are nearly 100% inert to chemicals,” says David Warnacut, Product Manager, Compressed Air Breathing Equipment, for Draeger Safety, Inc. “This durability, in addition to simple disassembly, greatly reduces the time and effort required to clean and maintain the unit. Workers can even do maintenance work in hazardous areas without the need for a plant shutdown. The time and effort saved can reduce downtime and give the user more time to focus on the job at hand – which can increase plant productivity.”

Not only do these new breathing apparatus keep workers safe and maximize plant productivity, but they also offer an unmatched cost of ownership. The durability of the materials means parts will rarely need to be replaced. Service requirements are reduced because there are no electronics and there are no batteries to replace. Finally, the ease of use and simplicity of the design means minimal training is required.

The Dräger PSS 3000 and Dräger PAS Lite are manufactured by Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA.

Dräger. Technology for Life®
Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Dräger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2010 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.18 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.
 



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