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Document ID (ISN)23311
CIS number 75-1418
ISSN - Serial title 0898-4964 - Mining Journal
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Title Helmet for protection against dust developed in the U.K.
Bibliographic information 14 Feb. 1974, Vol.284, No.7278, p.119. Illus.
Abstract This dust helmet, developed in the United Kingdom by the Safety in Mines Research Establishment (SMRE), consists basically of a conventional miner's helmet, incorporating a battery-powered fan and removable filter. Air is drawn from behind the wearer, dust particles removed, and the clean air is then passed down over the wearer's face behind a movable visor. Protection is also ensured against flying particles, and respiratory protection is achieved without the discomfort associated with face masks. For mining use, the fan and filter can be powered by the small surplus capacity of the cap lamp battery. 2 versions have been devised, for mining and for industrial use.
Descriptors (primary) dust helmets
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; particulate filters; safety helmets; fans
Document type -
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection