An Emergency Escape Breathing Device, or EEBD, is a supplied air or oxygen device. You use it to escape from a compartment that has a hazardous atmosphere, like a toxic or oxygen-deficit environment. A hazardous atmosphere means any atmosphere that is immediately dangerous to life or health. Our breathing devices consist of a compressed air cylinder with a capacity of 3 l (15 minutes duration).
All vessels need at least two EEBD’s on board. This is required. The quantity of EEBD’s within machinery spaces varies. It depends on the layout of the space and the number of employees.
The Emergency Escape Breathing devices are light and compact. Therefore they are easy to use. Also, they are perfectly adapted to confined spaces onboard your vessel. In advance, the EEBD is packed in a handy carrying bag. Positive pressure in the hood eliminates any risk of inhaling toxic gases. An alarm indicates when the air supply is about to run out.
You can use the T-ISS Emergency Escape Breathing Device to escape from a machinery space. Also, firefighters can carry them to give to personnel in need of assistance. An EEBD is, however, not intended to use in fires.
Our EEBD’s are designed according to Chapter 3 – Fire System Safety Code (FSSC)/2.2. A training version of the breathing devices is also available.