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The AfroxPac is a self-contained breathing apparatus designed for mine workers to carry on their persons for use in an emergency
SANS 1737 approved
First SCSR to comply with SANS 1737
Rated duration: 30 minutes at a ventilation rate of 35 l.min-1
Ergonomically designed to be continuously worn on the body
Oxygen source: potassium super oxide
For the past ten years Afrox has been designing, producing and marketing emergency breathing units, known as self-rescuers or ResQPacs, for the mining industry. The Afrox self-rescuer is marketed under the brand, AfroxPac 35 and is the first unit to meet the stringent SANS 1737 standard.
Legislation requires miners in South Africa to carry an apparatus which provides a supply of life-sustaining oxygen in the event of an emergency, such as an underground fire or explosion. Afrox has developed its own range of body-worn self-contained self-rescuers, which use potassium superoxide (KO2) as their oxygen source.
Quality Assurance & Technology
The AfroxPac 35 was designed to comply with the stringent durability requirements of SABS 1737, the SANS standard for self-contained self-rescuers. The product is manufactured according to strict quality assurance standards (ISO 9001) and assembled and tested under clean-air conditions at its factory in Benoni. Technology exchange agreements have been concluded with a leading international breathing equipment manufacturer, CSE Corporation of the USA, to ensure Afrox keeps pace with the latest advances in self-rescuer technology. Research and development by Afrox and CSE is resulting in ongoing product developments.
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