The short duration escape version (ST53 SD) is also available, providing SCBA protection in a smaller and more affordable package. For additional serviceability and user comfort, the ST-PAPR (powered air purifying respirator) unit is available and provides eight hours of increased protection with modular integration onto all configurations.
The patented VREU (variable resistance exhalation unit) within the FM53 mask provides the technology to deliver the seamless transition between modes. Additionally, the unique conformal filter profile of the FM53 mask provides a closer fitting filter for better user visibility, weapon sightings and unobstructed manoeuvrability.
A fully integrated, detachable and lightweight NBC hood, available in four sizes, is manufactured from the latest material for best protection. Additional optional features, such as a VPU (voice projection unit), external communication interface and four quick-fit performance optical outserts, are also available to best satisfy customers' unique needs.
Avon is working to gain further approvals during 2009 for all system combinations to support Department of Homeland Security grant funding compliances. As a proven leader in the design and manufacturing of industry-leading respiratory protection products, Avon Protection is the sole supplier of the M50 military respirator to the U.S. Government under the U.S. Joint Services General Purpose Mask program.
Avon Rubber p.l.c. is an international polymer engineering group adding value through material, manufacturing and industry sector expertise. Avon supplies a range of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions through Avon Protection Systems Inc. to the world's military and police forces, as well as first responders and emergency services. Avon Rubber p.l.c. purchased ISI, which designs, develops a
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