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Scott launches lightweight Advanced Carrying System (ACSi) for SCBA

Posted: Thursday 23rd April 2009

Providing comfort and total flexibility of movement in industrial applications.

Scott Health & Safety announce the launch of the new innovative Advanced Carrying System (ACSi), which has been designed specifically as a Class 1, SCBA carrying systems combined with the highest standards of performance for use in industrial environments.

Weighing in at only 2.15kg, the new ACSi is significantly lighter than any other carrying system in its class and is the first system in the world to incorporate ThermoFlexTM technology to create a unique sculptured soft back plate that provides the ultimate in comfort, ease of movement and contributes to reducing wearer fatigue. The ergonomically sculptured, soft back plate is designed and moulded to fit the spine and back muscles and was developed following intensive research with osteopaths, fabric and industrial technologists.

The harness has fully adjustable padded shoulder straps and waistband, which is fitted with a quick release buckle. D Rings allow fast and easy connection of other equipment to the webbing or straps.

Lower Through Life Costs

The ACSi harness is manufactured from highly durable materials, with corrosion resistant nickel-plated components that are user serviceable, low cost and simple to maintain. Easy to keep clean, both the back plate and harness can be washed at the same time as turnout gear, and the new hardwearing fabric material used in manufacturing is approved to maintain its flame retardant qualities for 50 washes at 90C. A washing bag can be included to protect the harness and washing machine.

High performance pneumatics

At the heart of the ACS set is a simple, high performance and reliable two-stage pneumatic system. A first breath activated positive pressure demand valve provides low breathing resistance and excellent dynamic performance particularly at high flow rates. A first stage pressure reducing valve features only two moving parts and accepts cylinder pressures up to 300 bar without adjustment.

No tools are necessary to remove the pneumatics as this can be achieved by simply rotating the pneumatics 90 degrees to disengage from the mounting.

The system includes a robustly designed shoulder mounted pressure indicator with photo luminescent face markings for low-light legibility and a warning whistle with an operating pressure of 55 bar.

The design and manufacture of the back plate enables bespoke tailored sets to be made in a variety of colours and corporate branding to meet individual requirements. All sets are approved to EN, MED, AS standards and there is wide choice of cylinders and facemasks including Vision 3 and Promask PP ranges.

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