breathing apparatus


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breathing apparatus

[′brēth·iŋ ap·ə′rad·əs]
(engineering)
An appliance that enables a person to function in irrespirable or poisonous gases or fluids; contains a supply of oxygen and a regenerator which removes the carbon dioxide exhaled.
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The company's core products include selfCEcontained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, head protection products and fall protection devices.
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Depending on the mission and requirements the FM53 can be used as a standalone APR or self-contained breathing apparatus, a powered air purifying respirator or closed circuit breathing apparatus.
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