Archives Jan. 1, 2014

Aluminised Proximity Suits

Last update on Sept. 11, 2015.

Aluminised Proximity Suits

We have some pretty interesting equipment pass through our stores from time to time and when we were recently asked to source 12 heat proof suits for a client we took an extra one for ourselves to have a look at. These aluminised proximity suits enable the wearer to protect themselves against contact heats of up to 350 degrees C and radiation temperatures of up to a massive 1000 degrees C !

Manufactured from Kevlar composite aluminium and carbon fibre insulation and with helmets fitted with gold plated visors, proximity suits are often found being used around furnaces and smelting foundries ...

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Allpipe Supplies Fire Retardant Lifejackets for Saipem $2.2 Billion Al Wasit Gas Project

Last update on Dec. 1, 2014.

Allpipe Supplies Fire Retardant Lifejackets for Saipem $2.2 Billion Al Wasit Gas Project

Whilst it may be a tiny drop in the ocean of the $2.2 billion project Saipem has been awarded for the construction of pipe-lines and wellheads for the Al Wasit Gas Programme, we are nevertheless very pleased to have supplied over 100 Crewsaver offshore lifejackets to help enable personnel to carry out offshore work safely.

A proportion of the lifejackets needed to be equipped with fire retardant covers to enable activities such as welding to be carried out safely whilst avoiding damage to the lifejackets from errant sparks & weld spatter. We were able to deliver the full consignment along ...

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Powered Welding Respirator

Last update on Oct. 13, 2014.

Powered Welding Respirator

We really needed to find an excuse to post this image, so leading on from my last post we also rigged up a powered welding respirator for use with the Scott Autoflow & Proflow PAPR devices...full details & purchase prices can be found at www.powered-respirators.com

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Welding Respirator – a Scott Pro2 FFM modified with manufacturers components to become a cost effective & highly effective bit of welding RPE

Last update on Oct. 20, 2014.

Welding Respirator – a Scott Pro2 FFM modified with manufacturers components to become a cost effective & highly effective bit of welding RPE

We're big fans of Scott breathing apparatus and tucked away in their back catalogues are often quirky bits and pieces that are usually overlooked and sadly in some instances rapidly becoming obsolete.

Whilst rooting around in there recently we came across a little known set of add-ons to transform their Promask range of full face masks into great little welding respirators. We’ve rigged up this Pro2 with a flip-up welding visor which is easily fitted and removed in a few seconds, in addition to this the standard exhaust valve guard has been removed and replaced with a spark ...

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RNLI Senior Lifeguard Puts Immersion Suit Through Paces

Last update on Sept. 17, 2015.

RNLI Senior Lifeguard Puts Immersion Suit Through Paces

Congratulations to Rory Sacree who has just survived 24 hours in one of our Crewsaver Immersion Suits for charity. Currently working  for the Royal National Lifeboat Institutions (RNLI) International Development Team, Rory was set a challenge to reinact a "man over board" scenario and survive alone at sea for 24 hours off the North Cornish Coast - which he successfully completed despite foul weather for Float4life on the 20th August.  

Rory has raised over 4K to help improve life saving equipment for West African countries Senegal and The Gambia and a portion of the funds will go to the Shark Trust ...

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