Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Honeywell BA1000 and ER7000
Honeywell BA1000 and ER7000 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
PUTTING THE BASIC SCBA BACK WITHIN BUDGET
Industrial jobs that put the worker in potentially oxygen-deficient or hazardous environments – like confined space or tunnel work – oftentimes require an SCBA unit to be on hand for emergency escape or to clean up a hazmat spill. Because use is occasional: and only needed if an emergency arises: workers need an SCBA that is easy and intuitive to don and use.
Over the years: features required by NFPA and frequent SCBA users have trickled down to basic industrial SCBAs: making them more complex and expensive than the average worker using a unit no more than a few times year would need.
That’s why Honeywell has taken the compliance SCBA back to the basics with two similar: but distinct units: the BA1000 and the ER7000.
BOTH CERTIFIED FOR ENTRY: USE: AND ESCAPE
Units are intended for escape from atmospheres that are immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH): but can also be used for both entry and use in those same environments.
BA1000 This unit is the most basic version: and has 30- and 60- minute rated cylinders. With minimal features: the BA1000 is one of the most simple and easy-to-use compliance SCBAs. Using the unit is as easy as putting it on and going in – or getting out.
ER7000 This unit is almost identical to the BA1000: with one additional feature. The ER7000 has a “Y” connection where the facepiece or hood connects to the cylinder: allowing the user to “leap frog” to a fresh cylinder – without losing or interrupting the air supply. This feature is great for long tunnels: where the wearer will need air for a longer time span than the rated duration of each individual cylinder