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Document ID (ISN)45104
CIS number 85-1993
ISSN - Serial title 0409-2961 - Bezopasnost' truda v promyšlennosti
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ševčenko Ju.A., Gorovec P.M., Artemenko A.I., Kolesnikov A.A.
Title Self-contained emergency breathing apparatus for mines
Original title Šahtnyj izolirujuščij samospasatel' šSS-I [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1984, No.2, p.33-34. Illus.
Abstract Description with cut-away drawings of an improved emergency respirator. The device contains potassium superoxide, which reacts with carbon dioxide in expired air to release oxygen. A canister containing the potassium superoxide is fitted with a breathing tube (nose clip attached), a breathing bag and shoulder straps. The device measures 135 by 256mm and weighs 3.1kg. It has a service life of at least 1.5 years. It provides protection for 50min if the wearer is active (escaping an accident) and for up to 300min if the wearer is a rest (awaiting rescue). The device can be used at ambient temperatures of -10 to +40░C, relative humidities up to 100% and atmospheric presures up to 133.3kPa.
Descriptors (primary) underground work; personal protective equipment; self-contained breathing apparatus; mine rescue
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization
Respiratory protection
Personal protection