FAQs2020-07-08T08:34:57+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

How heavy is the EAV?2020-07-07T22:32:15+00:00

The EAV weighs approximately 3KG and can be worn by both adults and children as it is easily altered on heavy duty Velcro material.

Do you turn it on and off?2020-07-07T22:31:52+00:00

The EAV is fully automatic and there is NO valves to turn on and off to receive air through the mouthpiece.

How do you recharge the air tank?2020-07-07T22:31:30+00:00

The air tank can be recharged using an adapter straight from a compressor or a larger air bottle. The charging adapter can be purchased separately. They are also the same adapter used by diving and paint balling enthusiasts.

What is the Lanyard for?2020-07-07T22:31:00+00:00

The lanyard can be used if there are a number of people in EAV escaping from an incident by attaching to each other and escaping from the incident together.

Can it be used more than once?2020-07-07T22:30:30+00:00

The EAV is rechargeable and can be used as many times as is required subject to good husbandry.

Do you have to be trained to use it?2020-07-07T22:30:04+00:00

There is no training required to use the EAV. However, we recommend you follow the instructions when purchased to ensure that you can easily use the EAV in an emergency.

Is the EAV difficult to operate?2020-07-07T22:29:30+00:00

The EAV is easy to use and was designed to make it easy especially when people are in a incident. You simply put the EAV on your body securing at the waist and shoulder. When comfortable fit the eyewear and the nose clip. Then simply remove the mouthpiece from its holder and put in your mouth and start to breathe through your mouth. Remember there is no valves to operate and if you are in clean air then you simply remove the mouthpiece and save air. The torch, whistle and glow sticks can be used to attract attention where required.

What checks would the user carry out2020-07-07T22:28:19+00:00

There are some very basic checks that the user can complete occasionally. Check the torch and whistle are in working order. Take a small breath out of the mouthpiece to ensure air comes into the mouth. General check of the vest for any wear and tear and of course check the pressure gauge is at 200B the maximum recommended pressure.

How often is the EAV serviced2020-07-07T22:27:47+00:00

The EAV should be serviced once per year if only to change the air in the bottle. It should also be serviced after use where it will need recharging with air. Every 3 years the bottle should be checked by a professional service engineer.

What is the duration of the air?2020-07-07T22:26:58+00:00

The EAV has 0.5L of air at 200 bar pressure and it all depends on the user how long the air can last. The average person with very basic training could easily get 7 minutes of air. But it just depends on the situation and remember the air only comes out when you breathe so if you are in clean air then take the mouthpiece out of your mouth and save air.

Who would use the EAV?2020-07-07T22:21:22+00:00

The EAV can be worn by anyone who lives or works above the ground. Or anyone who wants the security of having clean breathable air in an emergency. It is the most flexible Emergency Escape Breathing Device (EEBD) and the easiest to use.

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