Semmco Industrial 20 EEBDProduct Support
Semmco Industrial 20 EEBD Product Support Overview
20 minute Emergency Escape Oxygen Device
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Industrial 20 EEBD FAQS
Once an EEBD has been used or reached the end of its life, it should be returned to Semmco LPS so that our strict disposal and recycling processes can be followed. You can find our contact details here.
No, the Semmco EEBD uses potassium superoxide (KO2) to remove CO2 and produce fresh Oxygen in the breathing circuit.
The Semmco EEBD has been designed for single use and so once it has been used it should be disposed of/recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. It can be returned to Semmco LPS for disposal and recycling.
The EEBD Marine and Industrial Escape Sets both weigh approximately 1.3kg (2kg with the storage case).
EEBD Industrial and Marine can be stored for up to 15 years. During that time, regular visual inspections should be carried out to ensure the set remains viable. The EEBD is stored in an airtight, sealed container. As long as the seal remains intact, the set will be viable. However if the seal is broken moisture could enter and this could result in the EEBD not being able to be used. An easy to see visual indicator on the storage box enables checks without removing the set from its storage point. If the visual indicator is blue the set is viable; if the visual indicator is pink the set is compromised and should not be used.
The HEAD range is supplied in a sturdy carry case that can be carried over the shoulder, via belt loops or stored in an accessible area within a facility or vehicle.
The EEBD Marine has been specifically designed to fit into existing storage brackets or stowage areas onboard ships. The family of EEBD’s can be stored in a wall bracket, we can supply these to you. There is an inbuilt shoulder strap that can be used. If the EEBD is to be carried on a regular bases optional extra carrying solutions can be purchased, please contact us to discuss what is the best for your application.
No, both the HEAD sets and the EEBD sets can be stored safely in a suitable storage location such as a cupboard, shelf or bracket. The HEAD sets are packed in a vacuum sealed bag inside the carry case. The EEBD sets are stored in a sealed, sturdy carry case.
Yes, Semmco LPS provides both full day and half day training sessions depending on the customer’s requirement and the training can be carried out on-site or vitually via video training. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Yes, Semmco LPS has developed a specific training set that provides the same experience as using the ‘live’ product so that those attending the training courses can become proficient in how to don and doff both the HEAD Escape Sets and the EEBD Escape Sets and feel confident in their capabilities.
Each HEAD/EEBD Escape and HEAD Working/Rescue set is fitted with a visual indicator that shows the validity of the set. If the indicator is blue it confirms the set is viable. If the indicator is pink it indicates that it could have been exposed to moisture and therefore should not be used. The set can be returned to Semmco LPS for inspection.
The HEAD and EEBD ranges do not require a storage cylinder. The breathing source is supplied via the the potassium superoxide (KO2) chemical that is contained in the sets generators. As the wearer breathes across the KO2 in the closed breathing circuit, the moisture in their exhaled breath creates a chemical reaction and the KO2 liberates fresh oxygen and removes CO2. As a result there is no cylinder present.
The HEAD Escape and Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus and EEBD Escape Sets are closed circuit chemical oxygen re-breathers using the same principle that involves KO2 (potassium superoxide). The wearer breathes into the set and the moisture in their breath reacts with the KO2 stored in the generators and produces fresh oxygen and removes the CO2 waist gas in the breathing circuit. There is a reservoir which stores approximately 6 litres of oxygen that is replenished every time the wearer breaths in and out of the set.
Yes, we have product datasheets that can be downloaded from the website, just click on this link for the HEAD Datasheet and this link for the EEBD Datasheet.
The HEAD range includes three different durations for escape sets – 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes. The HEAD working/rescue sets are 15 minutes. An in-built audio and visual alarm indicates the duration of the set.
There are two variations of the EEBD Escape Set depending on which environment they are to be used. For the Marine industry the duration is 15 minutes and for any other industrial application the duration is 20 minutes.
Yes, both the HEAD range and the EEBD range are very simple to don.
The HEAD Escape Set is simply pulled over the head and the internal oronasal mask positioned to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth.
The EEBD Escape Set is simple too – once removed from the storage case and hung around the wearer’s neck, they simply insert the mouth piece and position the nose clip before pulling the hood over their head(if required).