Breathing Apparatus with CEJN Couplings Receives Approval

Interspiro USA, Inc. of Branford, Connecticut, a CEJN customer for Series 227 breathing air couplings, has received its second approval by a United States governing body that certifies emergency responder respirators.

A CEJN customer has received its second approval by a United States governing body that certifies emergency responder respirators.

Interspiro USA, Inc. of Branford, Connecticut, has received approval of its Spirotek high-pressure respirators for occupational use by emergency responders against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents. The respirators are self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that provide users with air from a pressurized cylinder or tank carried on their backs.

Interspiro received the product certification from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Interspiro received NIOSH’s first-issued product approval in 2002 for its Spiromatic SCBA Models 4530, 6630, and 9030.

Both approvals signify that the Interspiro products are expected to protect fire fighters and other responders from dangerous exposures in the line of duty in high-threat environments.

NIOSH based its certifications on results from rigorous laboratory tests, evaluation of product specifications for the devices, and assessment of Interspiro’s quality control procedures.

Interspiro Spirotek and Spiromatic SCBA are equipped with CEJN Series 227 breathing air couplings that are made exclusively for use on Interspiro products.

Series 227 couplings are equipped with an integrated safety feature that guards against unintentional disconnection and the subsequent passage of dangerous agents from the mask to the face and lungs of SCBA users. The lightweight couplings generate a high rate of airflow and require only one hand for connection.