The PLUS 15 is intended to be used as an escape filter hood in fire and smoke emergencies where oxygen exists in sufficient quantity to sustain life. Most fire situations contain sufficient oxygen. It is for a single use only.
The PLUS 15 has been designed in consideration of testing done by recognized international regulatory agencies that have studied fires. The contaminants that the PLUS-15 will remove, are based on these international studies.
Protects Against Carbon Monoxide
Clear FEP Hood Offers Maximum Visibility
5 - 1/2 Year Shelf Life Lowers Replacement Cost
Lightweight, Portable, Easy-to-Use
One Size Fits Most Adults
Cost-Effective Solution for Large Groups or Individuals
The PLUS15 can be donned in less than 20 seconds. This includes the time to: remove the PLUS-15 and barrier puch from the nylon puch; removing the PLUS-15 from its barrier pouch; and placing the PLUS-15 over the head and positioning in front of the mouth and nose and tightening all fit straps.
The PLUS 15 does not provide oxygen. The contaminated air is drawn through the filter, cleaned and delivered to the user. Do not use the PLUS 15 in an oxygen deficient atmosphere.
Carbon Dioxide is introduced into the hood by the reaction of the carbon monoxide filter and by the breath exhaled by the user. Carbon Dioxide is removed from the hood when the user exhales, opening the exhalation valve adjacent to the filter and emitting air from inside the breathing zone.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas found in almost all fires. It is the by-product of incomplete combustion. The PLUS-15 protects against CO concentrations as high as 10,000 ppm for over 15 minutes.
The PLUS-15 is acceptable for use if the "Replace By Date" marked on the label of the barrier pouch has not been exceeded and the barrier pouch has not been punctured, torn or lost vacuum.
Storage and Maintenance:
The PLUS-15 may be stored at temperatures between 85ºC/185ºF and -30ºC/-20ºF. The only maintenance needed for the PLUS-15 is to inspect the barrier pouch for any tears, punctures, and loss of vacuum or gain in weight. If there is any damage to the barrier pouch or the pouch has lost vacuum or the unit is otherwise damaged DO NOT USE THE DEVICE. Materials of Construction:
Hood: FEP Film
Neck Seal: Elastic Draw Chord With Synch Ball
Adjustable Head Harness: Flame Retardant Nylon
Nose Cup: FDA Grade Silicone
Filter Holder: Polycarbonate
Particle Screen: Pleated N95 Filter
Acid Gas Pack: Granular Activated Carbon
Carbon Monoxide Removal: Granular CO Catalyst
The PLUS-15 Filter Assembly has been tested against the following single toxic gases:
<30 ppm (24 min)
<10 ppm (60 min)
<5 ppm (170 min)
<0.5 ppm (50 min)
A High Quality U.S.A. Made Smoke Hood That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand
7" Long x 4" Tall x 5" Wide - When packaged in its protective nylon pouch.
Approx. 450 grams, individual weight varies, specific weight is listed on the foil barrier pouch.
Duration of Use
Provides 15 minutes of protection against exposure to toxic gases. Longer time duration can be achieved against less sever environments. (Refer to the "Challenge Atmosphere" under Detailed Images.
The Plus-15 is folded inside a hermetically sealed, waterproof barrier pouch, which is then packaged inside a protective nylon pouch. The barrier pouch can be opened by hand and requires no additional tools.
5 years and 6 months from date of manufacture as long as the hermetically sealed barrier pouch has not been damaged and unit is properly stored in its nylon pouch.
The breathing resistance for inhalation is 3.2 in of H2O maximum and exhalation is 1.2 in of H2O maximum.
Made from FEP film, which has a rated melting temperature of 500 to 540ºF (250 to 280ºC).