Q: "Currently, we are using self-rescue hoods and oxygen tanks as our emergency preparedness units in case of fire in our underground storage facility. I see that you have a unit that generates its own oxygen. We are concerned about tanks exploding. How does this unit operate? How much time would we have to escape if we need to use it.? Thanks. Tom
Answer: The unit is the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, in the steel case. The advantages of the stainless steel encased unit include being compact (4 inches by 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches),easily wall mounted near exits and puncture resistant. The main advantage is that a chemical process generates the oxygen so there are no dangerous, heavy oxygen tanks involved. Weight due to the case is about 5 lbs. does weigh about 5 lbs.
Safe Home sells these units primarily for use below decks of ships, especially in engine rooms and for underground storage facilities like yours. The Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self-Rescue Respirators give you 30 minutes up to 60 minutes of breathable oxygen (21% Concentration). Unlike the SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) oxygen tanks, these units are lightweight and have no risk of secondary explosions due to oxygen tank issues. No maintenance and no special fitting are needed. Each closed system unit has an orange hood that fits any sized head. The nose/mouthpiece has been tested, passed and certified by SGS. This oxygen respirator unit is vacuum sealed in a bag: no moisture can enter. Just open, escape and throw it away. The case is steel: certified and compliant for IMO, International Maritime Organization for use in engine rooms and areas of ships below deck.
The respirator hood is made from PVC that provides protection for up to 100 degrees Celsius (over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit) as well as direct flame and hot falling ash protection.The high temperature rubber neck band seals off the breathing area to keep 100% of any possible toxins from entering the respirator.
Other uses for this self-rescue oxygen generating respirator are private yachts, chemical facilities, oil platforms and refineries, hotels, high rise office buildings, correctional facilities, police, military, fire rescue, first responders, subways, or underground mining industry.
Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self-Rescue Respirator AFSY30 EEBD Stainless Steel Case Features:
Self-contained oxygen generation for 30 to 60 minutes
SGS certified mouthpiece and nose piece
IMO certified and compliant for use in engine room areas and ship areas below deck.
PVC hood withstands temperatures up to 1000 degrees C.
Hood color is orange
Stainless Steel Hard Case: 4 inches by 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches
Weight: approx. 2 KG or 5 lbs.
WARRANTY: This product has a 5 year Shelf Life from the Date of Manufacture.
FREE ONE TIME REPLACEMENT, Excluding shipping costs/ Taxes or Duties) should you use it in an actual Documented Case where Fire / Smoke are or / were present where-upon these units were used to facilitate escape or while awaiting rescue during the 4 or 5 years. Product should be returned to Distributor or Ourselves along with a Official Report from Law Enforcement / Fire / Civil Defense / Military Authorities in order to verify its usage in an actual situation where Smoke and/or Fire were present. We will replace them Once During the 5 Year Shelf Life. For Government Agencies / Departments no more than once a year with proper documentation supporting their claim and the return to us of the used unit along with documentation / official police / fire report.
Note: Special colors are available in minimum orders of 500 units. Imprinting is available. Available colors include black, sand and army green.
Safe Home also sells the same unit in a hard case made from PVC plastic, the SafeEscape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, Hard Case and in a soft case, the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator, Soft Case, 10/CS
These are a special order item: typically made to order for delivery within two weeks.Minimum purchase is a case of 10 units.
Thank you for your question.