Drager PSS 5000 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) has two harness choices. The Drager Standard (DS) harness is economical, designed for daily use, easy to put on and adjust, utilising advanced ergonomics for a comfortable fit. Providing respiratory protection in IDLH deployment and contaminated or oxygen-deficient conditions. The Drager Professional (DP) harness offers enhanced durability for frequent use. Fitted with stainless steel buckles and long-life Aramid blend webbing to withstand extreme environments. Suitable for professional firefighting use.
The carrying system comprises a fixed height carbon-composite backplate, with adjustable padded shoulder straps and a pivoting waist belt with tailored fit-altered by a forward pull. The waist pad is connected to a flexible joint, compensating for the wearer’s twisting and bending. Both the gauge and air supply hoses are integrated into the backplate to prevent snagging and damage. Rerouting is possible of LDV, gauge and rescue hoses over the left and right shoulders (2 hoses per side).
Universal cylinder strap versions allow dual cylinder use. Further options include quick-connect cylinder connection and chargair for fast filling, enabling PSS 5000 configuration specifically for user requirements. Connections are also available for rescue, decontamination and airline use.
Slide and lock harness connections facilitate waist pad and harness removal from the backplate without the need for specialist tooling. The first stage pressure reducer can also be attached or removed quickly using a snap-fit connection. Hoses are taken off or added by push in and out clips. The single-piece harness and waist belt design prevents excessive water retention. All these features simplify maintenance, servicing and cleaning.
PSS 5000 has variants that include a Bodyguard 7000 with power supply and pressure sensors integrated into the backplate for balanced weight distribution. Cylinder pressure and remaining air based on individual consumption are shown via a gauge or head-up display on the face mask. Alternatively, the set can be fitted with a Bodyguard 1500, which transmits cylinder information wirelessly and generates visual and audible distress signals to alert colleagues of a hazard or man-down situation. Draeger’s PSS Merlin modem can be added, which transmits bodyguard data to an Entry Control Board or Xplore tablet/laptop PC allowing remote monitoring of users. Replaces PSS 100.