S10 respirator

#3
Magic, they are "normal" canisters attached to respirators. I think they are marked with a thin red band of paint around the mid cansiter seal.......

If she still refuses you can always not have the canister on at all and put your hand over the inlet valve to "heighten the tension" at teh correct time.

Cansiters have a limited usefull life once out of their sealed bags (don't ask me how long but not long, less long if in an NBC environment (24hrs i think)). Therefore training canisters are no good if 3rd Shock Army are rolling over the border.

Most of the above is probably false over to the training wing....
 
#4
28 days wear and tear
but in CS enviroment, an normal canister should filter with out much
wear but if going onto a course change it for a fresh one
 
#5
You should have an unmarked Ballistic Plastic(that's 'kin difficult to break)canister if 3rd Shock ever do appear or you go & ply in any current , or future, snadpits you'll get issued at least a new one, BTW,20 years shelf life.
 
#8
Chalky said:
Is the S10 being replaced soon with some double-cannistered lovely, or am I hallucinating again?
you are not hallucinating. two filters that mean you can change one while using the other, no need to hold your breath etc. or so I'm told. supposed to be the yellow and black stripey creatures leg joints.
 
#9
theoriginalphantom said:
Chalky said:
Is the S10 being replaced soon with some double-cannistered lovely, or am I hallucinating again?
you are not hallucinating. two filters that mean you can change one while using the other, no need to hold your breath etc. or so I'm told. supposed to be the yellow and black stripey creatures leg joints.
Yes, all the above is correct. Did some trials on it, a few teething problems but once they are sorted it will be a top bit of kit.
 
#11
From what I've been led to believe, it deals with TICs as well as the normal Lurgies, oe of two types being trialled, will I ever see them? I 've just got as close to them as I ever will!
 
#13
Thank you for the reply chaps. I asked because the S10 seems to be suitable for Avian Flu H5N1. One can pick them up at boot sales for a couple of pounds. The latest mask I have seen is the FM12 which can can see at .....

http://www.gasmasks.net/database/uk/uk.htm

Bottom of the page.

Another related question goes back to WWII. I can find no masks made for children smaller than 3 years old, even modern FFP3 etc.. In WWII the British introduced "The Baby Helmet", this was also adopted by Canada. There is a picture of it on the gas mask site. The Americans brought out their own version and called it "The M1 Infant Protector" which can also be seen on the gas mask site under USA page 4. My question is ... Has anything modern been introduced to replace these ?. This may be of interest to anyone who has small children in the event of an H5N1 pandemic. Thanks again .....
 
#16
Just a point with old WW2 type resi's - the canisters on some of these contain asbestos filters, 50-60 yrs old & crumbly. Ok for a collector, p1ss poor for wear...
 
#18
Well at least they have redone the MATTS and knocked them up for the old ressi and units are already getting delivery of the new one. More great thinking ahead by the training gurus
 
#20
Magic said:
Thank you for the reply chaps. I asked because the S10 seems to be suitable for Avian Flu H5N1. One can pick them up at boot sales for a couple of pounds. The latest mask I have seen is the FM12 which can can see at .....

http://www.gasmasks.net/database/uk/uk.htm

Bottom of the page.

Another related question goes back to WWII. I can find no masks made for children smaller than 3 years old, even modern FFP3 etc.. In WWII the British introduced "The Baby Helmet", this was also adopted by Canada. There is a picture of it on the gas mask site. The Americans brought out their own version and called it "The M1 Infant Protector" which can also be seen on the gas mask site under USA page 4. My question is ... Has anything modern been introduced to replace these ?. This may be of interest to anyone who has small children in the event of an H5N1 pandemic. Thanks again .....

Are you being serious?

Do you honestly intend to get your entire family into respirators every time you see a dead bird?
Or is it only if you see birds sneezing or drinking Lemsip?

Buying surplus ressies may make you feel safer, but I can't see it helping much.