Essex Industries (Booth No. N4930) is promoting two new emergency breathing devices here at NBAA.
The Self-Contained Unit (SCU) is an emergency-breathing hood that protects for up to 60 minutes against smoke, carbon dioxide, lack of oxygen or decompression. The hood dons in less than 15 seconds and provides 360-degree visibility and allows the wearer to hear, talk, and move freely. It has a 10-plus-year shelf life.
The Essex Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) hood provides 15 minutes of breathing assistance, a 270-degree field of vision and features an elastic neck seal that does not require adjustment. The compact hood dons in just 15 seconds and is widely used by commercial airlines. The PBE holds approvals from the FAA and other national aviation agencies including CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC .