Clean filtered air (HEPA) + positive pressure inside the cabin = Polluted external air cannot enter!
Breathesafe aims to protect operators of Vehicle Cabin’s found in these working environments.
Hazardous Airborne particles and aerosols include: coal dust, crystalline silica(RCS), S02, HF, H2S04, DPM, pesticides, fibres & various land gases.
Applications include the following:
- Silica (RCS)
- Respirable dust
- Diesel particulate matter
- Gas / Aerosol
- Coal dust
- Volatile organic compound
- Virus & bacteria
- Dusts Nos (Not otherwise specified) Please contact us for any other application.
In the following industries:
- Waste / Land fill
Principles of cabin pressurisation summary:
- Contaminants enter the pre-cleaner to remove over 90% of coarse particulate which also extends the service life-cycle of the HEPA filter.
- Next process is primary HEPA air filter which captures respirable particles before it passes through the pressurising fan.
- Then positive pressure high quality filtered air is delivered and recirculated by the HVAC system inside the enclosed vehicles' cabin.
- A HEPA return air filter should be fitted to deliver the highest protection factor which is to traps contaminants from the operators' clothes or shoes.
- The cabin environment requires sealing so that it can maintain positive pressure at the pre-set point for the service life of the machine.
- Pressure display is required for the operator to know that the system is working properly. (Visual and audio alerts)
- The operator must keep windows and doors closed always.
Essentially, the air going through to the HVAC system is blended fresh air with recirculated air. Ideally, in a two-stage process of filtration (stage one is fresh air & stage two is return air filter for recirculation) both with HEPA media to then achieve "clean room standard" with respirable dust control. This is a system that delivers high protection factors for the operator with the added benefit of extending the service life of the HVAC system by eliminating internal dust build up.
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