Renowned for being at the forefront of technology, Luxfer have pioneered the first significant SCBA (Self-contained Breathing Apparatus) cylinder design change in over twenty years; introducing the ECLIPSE.
This latest weight-saving design enhances performance and minimises weight-related health risks for firefighters, emergency personnel and SCBA industry professionals.
The ECLIPSE is up to 20 percent lighter than comparable aluminium-lined (Type 3) composite cylinders and up to 3 percent lighter than plastic-lined (Type 4) cylinders used primarily in Europe.
Professor Denise Smith, Director of the Skidmore College (U.S.) First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory and a global expert on firefighter health, commented: “With cardiac events currently the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, firefighters and SCBA manufacturers should embrace opportunities to decrease the cardiovascular strain associated with firefighting. Significantly decreasing the weight of the SCBA cylinder while retaining the same level of respiratory protection suggests that Luxfer ECLIPSE will become the new de facto standard in the SCBA industry.”
To see the Luxfer ECLIPSE cylinders and for your chance to win an apple watch, please visit Stand M19, Hall Bugey, 41 Rue de Lagnieu at the Congres NATIONAL DES SAPEURS-POMPIERS 2018.