Draeger Safety UK Ltd
Whether on land, under water or in the air – whenever human breathing is at risk Dräger offers reliable protection. For over a century, Dräger has protected military and civil forces as they face their daily challenges.
Whatever your mission – detecting toxic gases, military diving, action under a possible nuclear, biological or chemical (NBC) threat, or the implementation of an NBC collective protection system (COLPRO) – Dräger products and system solutions provide a high degree of reliability, allowing you to breathe easily in extreme situations.
Through decades of working with armed forces around the globe, Dräger recognises the highly technical requirements placed on military applications. Its specialists have a high degree of technical and product specific knowledge and are experts in tailored solutions for hazard management.
Today’s threatening situations pose unforeseen challenges to military and civil forces. Dangerous situations must be analysed quickly and forces given maximum protection. Dräger provides personal NBC protective equipment and a range of innovative products for the detection of hazardous chemical substances.
Military NBC Protection Systems
Modern measurement and detection systems provide quick and reliable warnings of danger. Gases or unidentified chemicals in the air dictate the need for an effective protection system against NBC hazards, and a reliable warning system follows the same simple principle: identification, quantification and protection. Dräger’s state of the art sensor and analytical technology means that toxic or threatening substances in the air can be detected in good time.
Complete NBC protection systems – such as for the Leopard, Fox or Dingo – include personal protective equipment for the occupants. For tents and mobile equipment, portable filter systems are indispensable.
Collective Protection Systems (COLPRO)
Collective Protection Systems against NBC risks make it possible to supply breathable air to entire compartments, vehicles or containers so a number of people are protected in one place. Dräger’s NBC protection solutions are effective at the forefront of the world and the principle is always the same – contaminated external air is taken in, cleaned by several filter levels and then fed into a protected, airtight inner room, or Toxic Free Area (TFA). The positive pressure built up in the TFA compensates possible leakages.
Dräger’s NBC protective systems offer effective protection against known threats such as respirable dusts, contaminated particles, aerosols, bacteria, viruses, toxins, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs).
The innovative filter system works with three consecutive filter levels: a coarse dust separator removes up to 98% of the coarse dust and feeds it directly into the external atmosphere. In the second level, special filter papers ensure that even the smallest particles of biological substances are retained. The remaining gases are bound by activated charcoal.
Dräger’s NBC protective systems are tailored to the needs of military or civil defence clients and their specific applications or the requirements of NATO partners.
Personal NBC Protection
Dräger’s personal NBC protection products include full face masks and filters, which used together can protect against NBC risks. The Dräger M2000 full face mask in combination with the F2000 filter is designed to be used for up to 24 hours. The Dräger CDR 4500 full face mask and NBC civil protection filters ensure forces in civil protection and rescue services have secure combined protection against biological and chemical warfare agents and hazardous substances.
The Dräger DHS 7000 system, designed for use with the DHR 7000 full-face mask, offers multiple levels of protection for deployment in various environments. The DHR 7000 offers three options for protection against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats. It can be used with a filter as an air-purifying respirator, with a C420 powered air-purifying respirator, or with a compressed-air breathing apparatus in IDLH or oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Dräger also manufactures protective clothing in designs that meet the strict demands for chemical resistance and mechanical resilience. Military personnel can wear the compressed air breathing apparatus inside the suit with the CPS 7800, or outside the suit with the CPS 7900. The D-mex material offers reliable protection against solid, liquid and gaseous chemicals, as well as NBC warfare agents.
Hazardous Substance Detection
With the growing threat of biological and chemical weapons, forces are increasingly asked to quickly and positively identify hazardous substances, and in an emergency every second counts.
Dräger Civil Defence Tests have been designed for the rapid detection of chemical warfare agents in toxic gases and vapours.
Underwater missions require your full attention. Whether you are ship diving, searching for mines or tactical diving with complete, anti-magnetic equipment, Dräger products in this area have the same requirements: namely, high functionality, low weight and high reliability under extreme climatic conditions. Dräger also produces a wide range of products to support the diving apparatus, from accessories and complete filling systems to mobile and stationary decompression chambers.
Breathing Management Technology
Your naval team can breathe easily, thanks to complete system solutions which helps ensuring a reliable air supply, ambient air regeneration and monitoring of the atmosphere. If crews are working and living in tight spaces on submarines there must be a reliable supply of breathing air, and Dräger’s Breathing Management Technology helps ensuring that CO2 concentration in the boat’s atmosphere is kept at low levels. On submarines, this is achieved by using CO2 bonding cartridges with Dräger’s tried and tested soda lime, providing safe breathing conditions on long missions.
All our equipment has been put through its paces so you can be sure that it’s as tough and reliable as we say, regardless of frequent transportation, extreme temperatures and difficult terrain. Integrated components are available for at least 10 years and if you need advice, you can contact one of our global network of service centres. Dräger also offers user and technical training seminars to familiarise personnel with equipment, making sure everything goes smoothly during your mission.
Dräger Medical and Safety Technology
Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in 1889, the Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 12,000 employees worldwide.
It has sales and service subsidiaries in over 40 countries, with development and production facilities based in the UK, Germany, Sweden, South Africa, the USA, Brazil, the Czech Republic and China.
Its guiding principle is ‘Technology for Life’. Wherever Dräger products are deployed – in military systems and technologies, law enforcement and emergency services, oil and gas mining or general industry – they protect, support and save lives.
Dräger in the UK consists of two separate divisions, with the Medical Division in Hemel Hempstead and the Safety Division in Blyth. The Safety Division, Draeger Safety UK Ltd., offers its customers across a wide range of industries complete hazard management solutions, with a special focus on personal safety and mobile gas detection systems, respiratory protection, firefighting equipment, professional diving gear, as well as drug and alcohol testing equipment.
Draeger Safety UK Ltd. employs almost 400 people in Blyth and across the UK from its network of Safety Centres, and is responsible for:
- Manufacturing all Dräger’s compressed air breathing apparatus and some of the fire and gas detection products
- R&D – design and improvement of Dräger’s compressed air breathing apparatus
- International marketing of Blyth manufactured product using the worldwide Dräger sales network and some direct international selling through Dräger sales agents
- Sales, marketing and service in the UK of all Dräger Safety products and for fire and gas detection in the Middle East.
For more information about Dräger products in the military and civil defence sector, please visit www.draeger.com