Airline breathing apparatus is the perfect solution for applications across many industries. However,
the selection of the equipment has traditionally been seen as a complicated process - due to the high
number of options available.
Sabre Safety has over 65 years experience in the
manufacture of breathing apparatus, providing
unrivalled technical support and advice. With the widest
choice of airline breathing solutions, the Company's
Sabre range is internationally renowned for reliability,
ease of use, durability and comfort.
Ideal for environments where ambient oxygen cannot
be guaranteed, airline breathing apparatus combines
the highest degree of respiratory protection with long
duration use. Fed by a medium pressure air hose, it is
used for industrial applications as diverse as entering
sewers, cleaning out tanks and spray painting military
aircraft. The advantages are clear: there is no weight, no
bulk and - in theory - an infinite amount of air.
Completely modular, Sabre Safety airline components
afford almost unlimited flexibility, allowing the user
to individually specify a system that exactly meets
their operational needs. Multiple configurations can be
selected from a standalone portable product - for use
where no other supply of compressed air is available -
to products that integrate into existing compressor-fed
The Modulair is a compact, easy to use airline trolley
system designed to provide portable clean air in
restricted access areas.
Versatile and robust, it consists of a lightweight stainless
steel hose reel unit and cylinder frame that can be
used independently or together. The frame is designed
to carry a pair of cylinders and, where required, an
additional frame can be vertically stacked to allow
connection of up to four cylinders. This, in conjunction
with proven 300 bar high performance pneumatics
delivering up to 1000 litres of breathing air per minute,
permits four people to work at the same time.
Long duration operation is made simple through
adjustable cylinder bands and high pressure cylinder
connectors to accommodate a variety of cylinder sizes
at both 200 and 300 bar. Non-return bleed valves fitted
to the cylinder connectors enable cylinders to be
replaced independently for continuous operation.
To safeguard against any drop in air supply pressure
the Modulair can be fitted with a medium pressure
warning whistle or a DS4 (automatic distress signal
unit) for both audible and visual alarms if the airline
supply pressure falls below 3.8-4.1 bar (55-60 psi). In
either case, the operation of the alarm informs safety
rescue personnel to switch over to the reserve air supply,
change cylinders or initiate evacuation procedures
Flite, in its simplest form, provides the user with
breathing air from a medium pressure airline. It consists of a
lightweight, easy to don bandolier harness with padded shoulder
strap, a pigtail connection with safety locking coupling, a Tempest
positive pressure demand valve with first breath activation and
hands-free bypass facility.
As the equipment is positive pressure, it provides the
user with the highest possible protection factor allowing Flite to
be used in IDLH and oxygen deficient
Flite apparatus can be used with any of the Sabre range of positive
pressure facemasks: Vision 3, or Promask Postive Pressure.
Product Literature (Spanish)
AFU2 & AFU4
With airline breathing apparatus the user's safety is dependent
upon outside influences - the airline supply could become
disrupted. Flite includes the option of an escape cylinder
that can be added to the unit at any time, this serves as
an important additional safety benefit to safeguard against
a failure of the airline supply.
Flite Escape is widely used by people working in confined
spaces or hazardous environments, such as the oil and gas
industry, where levels of H2S can be extremely high.
10 and 15 minute steel cylinders or a 13 minute superlight
carbon composite cylinder are available.
The Respiratory Airline System (RAS) is a novel solution to situations
where the user must enter and egress from working environments where
the hazardous atmospheres are known and the infrastructure of the
airline network are semi permanent.
The RAS is a positive pressure system consisting of a Flite apparatus
coupled with a facemask that has both positive pressure and DIN 40mm
thread filter connections.
This solution increases freedom of movement by enabling the user to
enter and egress from the working environment using a filter where
there is no danger of there being an oxygen deficient atmosphere. Then,
when in a working situation where the level of contaminants will be
highest, connect into an airline system and work under positive pressure.
RAS versions of the Promask Positive Pressure and Vision 3 facemasks
The RAS Asbestos is an industry specific product based upon the
standard RAS system.
Used in exactly the same way, the RAS Asbestos has the added benefit
of an in-line filter in the medium pressure supply hose. This filter removes
particulates down to 0.01 microns and protects the wearer from any
asbestos particles that may be have entered into the pigtail during
the entry and connection to the airline procedure. The unique coated
wipeclean webbing bandolier aids with decontamination after use.
Self-contained breathing apparatus can also be used in conjunction with an
airline by way of a simple attachment (left).
This could be used to extend the working duration of the set (overcoming
some of the limitations of the cylinder duration) or as a long duration
escape set should the airline supply be compromised.
The Cen-paq consists of a set of pneumatics mounted in a soft, comfortable
jacket. Cylinder duration options of 15, 20 and 30 minutes give the user
flexibility, both in terms of weight and profile of the set.
The Contour range can also be used with an airline attachment. The
advantage of this equipment is you can carry between 30-90 minutes of air
as an escape reserve. Alternatively the airline system can be used to extend
the duration of the BA set whilst the wearer is travelling to the point where
he needs to disconnect and have the flexibility of an unconstrained BA set.