Vol. 10  No 2 April 2002

Individual Protection Systems

Permeable Suit

Permeable suitThis three-layer suit has been designed as an overgarment to be worn over normal uniform. It consists of a smock and a trouser. The smock with integrate hood provides protection to the neck and the head. The outer layer of the suit is made of flame retardant and oil repellent nylon fabric. The inner layer of the suit is of high quality adsorbent carbon coated on non-woven fabric for toxic  gases, while the inside layer is lined with a lightweight cotton scrim. The suit provides protection against toxic vapours, aerosol and droplets.

 

 

 

 

Salient Features

High breathability to reduce physiological stress
Vacuum packed to give extended storage life
Available in four sizes

Status: Introduced into the Services and supplied to the Army.

Facelet

The facelet has been developed to provide interim respiratory protection at the time of alert when full individual protection is not deemed necessary.

Salient Features

Sealing on nose bridge
Low breathing resistance
High level of speech transmission
Adjustable to all face sizes
Easy donning and doffing
                                                                                                        
Status: Introduced into the Services and supplied to the Army.

Haversack

HaversackThe haversack is used for carrying respirator mask, canister, detector papers and other items of personal decontamination and medical kits in the event of NBC alert.

 

 

 

Salient Features

Made of PU coated nylon fabric
Designed for easy handling and snug fitting of components
Nylon tapes and buckles for securing

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Gloves

The gloves have been manufactured in three-dimensional design to provide protection to Gloveshands in NBC environment.

Salient Features

Made of Butyl rubber
Provided with seamless inner cotton gloves for absorption of sweat
Available in three sizes
Serrated palm for better grip
High dexterity and flexibility
High protection level

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Overboot

 The overboot is worn over normal shoes to provide protection to feet in NBC Overbootenvironment.

Salient Features

Gumboot design
Sole and upper made from butyl rubber
Special sole design for better grip on slippery surfaces
Provided with nylon laces for tightening
Available in two sizes
Easy to decontaminate
High protection level

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Respirator

The NBC Respiratory Mask provides protection to the respiratory tract and face against the Respiratorchemical warfare. The mask offers maximum protection up to 24 hr BTT. It weighs less than 500 g and has a five- point harness system for ease of donning and doffing. It provides a wide field of vision and has swivel drinking water facility that provides the means for taking liquid refreshments whilst wearing the respirator. The respirator is available in small, medium and large size and is compatible with other equipment used in field operations.

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Leak Tester

Leak TesterLeak Tester is used for evaluating the functional integrity of a  respirator mask. It has a built-in suction generator to apply a known suction to the mask, and a microflow meter and suction sensor to measure inward leak rate and suction build-up inside the mask cavity. It is a portable tester, weighs 25 kg and can test one mask in 40 s.

 

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Integrated Hood Mask

Integrated Hood Mask (IHM) consists of a mask with canister and a hood. The hood offers Integrated Hood Maskadditional protection to the wearer against the toxic agents. It is detachable and is used once only. It is made of five panels of three-layered fabric. The front panel is provided with snugly fitting cutouts for anchoring onto the mask. The hood has adjustable cord with a retainer tab for tightening around the neck, shoulder epaulettes for the rank badges and strap at the armpit to prevent the rear portion of the hood from lifting while performing combat related tasks.

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Canister Neelkantha 'A'

Canister NeelkanthaCanister Neelkantha 'A' is used with gas mask to provide respiratory protection to an individual against NBC warfare agents. The canister consists of two main components, pleated high efficiency particulate aerosol (HEPA) filter and gas filter. HEPA provides protection against the particulate aerosols, nuclear fallouts, bacteria, etc. Gas filter is a bed of impregnated carbon that removes the CW agents from contaminated air to make it breathable. The canister removes nerve and blister agents in vapours or gaseous form by physical adsorption, while choking blood agents are degraded chemically.

Both HEPA and gas filter, are housed in an aluminium body and secured properly with the retainers. Retainers also include the perforated discs for proper and uniform distribution of air.
                                                                                                                                    
Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.

Decontamination Suit

The decontamination suit is an impermeable suit worn over normal garment by an individual engaged in decontamination operations. The suit provides protection against toxic gases, liquid CW agents and radioactive dust fallout. The suit can be decontaminated for reuse.

Salient Features

Complete encapsulation of the wearer
Made of lightweight nylon fabric coated on both sides with special impermeable rubber formulation
Weather resistant as well as flame retardant
Universal size and easy to use

Status: Introduced into the Services and in regular production.


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