The CMS-3 Carbon Monoxide Monitor, new from Clemco Industries Corp., is the first in-helmet-mounted monitor approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for use in Clemco Apollo 20, 60, and 600 NIOSH-approved, type CE, supplied-air respirators for abrasive blasting.
The monitor provides personal protection against CO, which can contaminate the blast operator’s air supply from a faulty air compressor or contaminated air drawn in by an ambient air pump.
The single-gas monitor is microprocessor-controlled, weighs 1.6 ounces, and mounts inside the blast respirator, where the operator is immediately warned of dangerous CO gas or of a monitor malfunction. Distinctive audible, visual and vibratory alarms alert the wearer of elevated carbon monoxide levels in the breathing air supply.
The unit is easily calibrated and installed, according to Clemco. Sensors are field replaceable and have a life expectancy of about two years. The manufacturer estimates battery life at 3,000 hours.
More information: www.clemcoindustries.com.