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.
Aiding this selection process, 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 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 airline infrastructure.
The Sabre 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 as
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
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, PanaSeal or
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
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
10 and 15 minute steel cylinders or a 13 minute superlight
carbon composite cylinder are available.
Product Literature (Spanish)
Airline Breathing Apparatus
AFU2 & AFU4
With main application in paint spraying and asbestos
stripping 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
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 PanaSeal, PanaVisor and Vision 3
facemasks are available.
The RAS Asbestos is an industry specific product based
upon the normal 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 0.5 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
The webbing bandolier is also made of a smoother
material to aid 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.