SCBA (Self contained breathing equipment) Harnesses
The Fine Group PLC designs and develops SCBA Harnesses for use in Fire Fighting, Industrial Personal Protection, Military and Rescue Applications and manufactures for leading branded suppliers in these fields.
An SCBA or self-contained breathing apparatus harness has two main features: a locking device to hold an air tank and a strap used to carry the apparatus. The Fine Group has developed complete or part of these harnesses on behalf of the many suppliers it collaborates with in this specialist sector. The backplane (containing the tank locking device) is usually rigid and the harness is of a flexible composite construction.
The Fine Group has experience in the use of Aramid fibre materials such as Nomex and Kevlar, fire retardant materials, Nylon, polyester and Webbing. We have developed fastening systems and removal systems to meet customers’ requirements and safety standards. We are capable of developing new load carrying and bespoke solutions. Manufacturing methodologies often vary, as our customers require differing fluid penetration resistant units or zero-static charge emission properties. Obviously, a clear understanding of the environment and the market in which the SCBA harnesses are to be used is advisable, before we can provide the right solution, so we would always invite those companies wishing to develop their own range, to contact us for advice and support.
Updated: 10/22/2009 11:17