ILC Dover, the company that manufactures spacesuits for NASA, announced that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has approved its Sentinel XL CBRN as a Cap 2 Loose Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) (TC-23C-2312). This approval earns the Sentinel XL CBRN the distinction of being the first PAPR approved as a Cap 2 product. The Cap 2 rating indicates that the S-2016 cartridges provided with the Sentinel met the 30 minute minimum required service life for bench testing. For a Cap 1 rating this service life time is 15 minutes. The Sentinel XL CBRN is also the first NIOSH approved Loose Fitting PAPR to include an audible and visual low battery warning device, a lay-flat hood design, and an optional backpack that doubles as a carrier. This exciting new device builds on proven ILC Dover technology in creating military and civilian gas masks, such as the M40 for the military and the SCape CBRN30 NIOSH approved Air-Purifying Escape Mask. The latter has been chosen as the Escape Mask of choice by a number of key U.S. Government agencies.
The Sentinel XL CBRN is a platform product that allows agencies a wide degree of flexibility to protect against a range of threats. The CBRN approved loose fitting PAPR includes a butyl hood and CBRN cartridges, which can be easily converted to a NIOSH approved HEPA only product ideal for organizations looking to protect their workers from infectious diseases and pandemic flu type of threats.
"ILC Dover is pleased to be able to bring the user community the added protection afforded by a Cap 2 approval," said Doug Durney, ILC Dover's Director of Marketing and New Business Development. The reliability and versatility offered by the Sentinel XL and HP systems deliver affordable protection for a wide range of threats.
About ILC Dover
Since 1947, ILC has been active in the design and development of products for both government and industry. Most ILC products are comprised of softgoods materials - products that are flexible by nature and result in innovative solutions to customer problems.
Whether protecting personnel in hostile environments, containing potent pharmaceuticals, or developing unique inflatable devices, ILC has an enviable record of performance. By drawing from a blend of highly qualified personnel and a sound base of both proven and innovative technologies (the same attributes that helped us put man on the moon and cushion rovers on Mars), ILC continues to develop reliable hardware and unique softgoods.
Our Government, commercial, and NASA customers rely on ILC's multi-disciplined technical expertise to provide innovative softgoods solutions for a wide range of applications. ILC Dover — Creating What's Next.
Source: ILC Dover