IDEX 2019: Survitec unveiling new CBR suits
Safety equipment manufacturer and supplier Survitec is set to showcase two new protective suits for chemical, biological and radioactive environments at IDEX, taking pace from 17-21 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
The first suit is the DEMRON ICE, which incorporates nanotechnology to protect against low-level gamma radiation. Made from liquid metal particles, the fabric of the suit has a high thermal conductivity, cooling the wearer by transferring heat through itself. Testing has shown that the suit provides 50% shielding against gamma rays of up to 130Kev.
‘Many standard CBR suits on the market offer radiological protection against radioactive particulates created by an explosion, as these particles can be dusted off. However, unlike the DEMRON IC suit, they do not protect against low-level gamma radiation,' said Paul Parry, Group CBRN business manager, Survitec
The second suit on display will be the NormMb, which combines carbon and membrane technologies.
This hybrid suit has been designed for use in chemical/biological scenarios, protecting against traditional warfare agents like mustard gas. Intended for land forces, the suit uses a material which contains filters equipped with spherical activated carbon. It also features air, water and gas treatment filters, and is air permeable and absorbent, washable and resistant to seawater.
‘The NormMb suit has a waterproof and liquid agent protective layer,' Parry said. ‘This stops the suit being affected by water or excessive perspiration. It brings together carbon and membrane technologies to create a unique performance characteristic.’
Survitec will be showcasing both suits alongside a range of new safety products and boats in demonstrations in the marina adjacent to the IDEX exhibition.