MSA Releases New Technology: LUNAR

MSA continues to innovate, releasing breakthrough technology that helps keep firefighters safe.  In April they announced the latest addition to a suite of MSA products.

The Future of Firefighting is About to Change with LUNAR

MSA Unveils Technology to Help Make Firefighting Safer at the Annual Fire Department Instructor’s Conference in Indianapolis

PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2019 – Given the unpredictable and hazardous nature of firefighting, where seconds could mean the difference between life and death, there’s nothing more important for firefighters than being connected as a team.  That’s why MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), a the global leader in firefighter safety, today announced a breakthrough innovation to help make firefighting a safer profession.

According to Nish Vartanian, MSA President and CEO, the introduction of LUNAR – and the potential it represents – delivers on the vision of having it’s G1 SCBA serve as a flexible platform for the future.

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Spray Painter

The Importance of Paint Booth Inspection

The Importance of Paint Booth Inspection

The most common problems likely to face a spray booth include over-spraying, dripping, spilling or the unwanted accumulation of paints. Luckily, these issues can be managed and even prevented through regular paint booth inspections. To keep your paint booth as safe as possible, there are some things you should do regularly to maintain your booth and the safety of those who work in it.

Remove Paint Accumulation

When paint accumulates in the booth, it can be difficult to remove. To prevent this from happening, you will want to apply a protective booth coating during each inspection. Inspections also allow you to see the possibility of paint accumulation. You can use the baffle coatings peelable booth coatings and water wash compounds. They all have unique features to help the booth in fighting off paint accumulation, but their common function is to ensure that removal of paint accumulation on the booth is done easily.

Exhaust Stacks

If Fremont 59L is used or applied on the stacks, then a hand scraper can be used to easily remove the Exhaust stack over spray of the paint. For easy sludge disposal, the Fremont 59L and Fremont 60 can be applied on the walls of the booth. These two compounds can also be applied on the baffle plates. Exhaust can take a lot of time to inspect, but it is important to ensure that you check everything on them to avoid future issues.

Smooth Production Line Operation

For perfect production line spray painting, the parts to be sprayed are normally taken off or suspended from the hooks. They are then transported through the spray booth in such a way that any over spray will miss the parts will paint the hooks. It would be easy to produce line operation by eliminating the paint from the hooks. A paint stripper additive will always reduce the stripping time.

Tidy up Your Booth!

It is critical that the area inside your booth, and the area surrounding your paint booth is as clean as possible. It needs to be free from excessive materials, especially flammable rags and paper products. It’s a good idea to have at least a 3′ perimeter around the booth in all directions that is clean and maintained.

Continued Operation without Downtime

Through maintenance tasks like booth floor stripping, skimming and tank cleaning, the parts of the booth will be made efficient and functioning at a quick speed. Stripping of the booth floors needs to be done using an ideal stripper that would react with the over spray paint for its easy removal. The stripper should be able to retain its functionality so that it can be used in the next maintenance session or stripping session. The nozzles should remain unclogged. To check for any sludge accumulation, remove the cap on the main header, and you will see everything. The solution that is contained in the reservoir tank should be of right chemical composition to avoid sludge from circulating in the whole system.

Contact the experienced team at Fire & Safety Equipment Company for helpful tips and information or a monthly inspection and an annual test of all paint booth systems.

360 MSA

Why MSA SCBA: Buddy Lights

Air level indication using colored lights

When air is low, seconds matter. The MSA G1 has the ONLY SCBA on the market where you can see air levels instantly using colored lights on the unit! 4 buddy lights located on the backplate, 2 control modules and a regulator light to help firefighters be seen and providing 360 degree visibility.

Glow-in-the-dark markings and gauges compliment the pack’s LED lighting systems. Buddy lights and different status lights even allow for other members to quickly gauge your air supply simply based on the color of the LEDs displayed around your pack and mask.

MSA SCBA lumbar

Why MSA SCBA: One size fits all

One Size Fits All

Not only is the MSA G1 the only SCBA on the market that offers harness customization to ensure improved comfort and fit, but it is the ONLY unit that has a true swiveling, adjustable lumbar at the hip that manages SCBA weight! By providing an adjustable lumbar pad, you can have a tailored unit with up/down and pivot capabilities that can actually move with you.

Widened, adjustable shoulder straps enhance weight distribution and comfort. Through use of interlocking shoulder straps and strategically placed friction pads, the MSA G1 SCBA provides increased fit and stability while allowing for easy donning and doffing.

Why MSA SCBA: 15 Year GUARANTEED Warranty

Why you should choose MSA G1 SCBA

MSA believes so strongly in G1 SCBA durability that it offers a 15-year warranty on every unit. Not 5 years, or 10 years with the possibility of more; but a guaranteed 15 years of coverage! 15 yeas coverage against manufacturer’s defect or faulty workmanship, including electronics.

Below is an excerpt from warranty document:

Express Warranty — MSA – The Safety Company (MSA) warrants MSA G1 SCBA (SCBA) to be free from defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship for a period of fifteen (15) years from the date of sale by MSA. This warranty applies to all components of the SCBA including all accessories and optional equipment purchased and supplied at the time of the original sale of the SCBA, except consumable parts, as defined by the terms of sale. MSA’s obligation under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement, at MSA’s option, of the SCBA or components shown to be defective in either workmanship or materials.

MSA G1 SCBA contol module

Advanced Control Module

The G1 Control Module has both analog and color digital LCD displays, making certain that your status is available at
all times. Control display in control module features instant-on, large numbers, and strong contrast making it easy to read, even without glasses. Adding yet another layer to ease-of-use: no matter which button is pressed, your information displays.

Highly configurable and customizable

The MSA G1 SCBA’s user selectable configurations are an industry first. Also, the control module and HUD can be programmed to display information required by your particular specification:

  • pressure
  • time remaining calculation
  • breathing time
  • temperature (the ability to set your own temperature alarm)
  • pressure drop (to alert you to leaks, either primary or secondary)

The location of control module is also user adjustable – you can wear it on left or right shoulder strap. But best of all, all this can be adjusted to the way YOU want.

Learn more about control module.

MSA G1 SCBA battery

MSA G1 SCBA Rechargeable Batteries

With only one centralized power source, you can use either alkaline or an industry first rechargeable battery. As the ONLY manufacturer to offer rechargeable batteries, we’ve taken SCBA protection to a whole new level — finally, an SCBA that doesn’t require multiple battery sizes! No need to manage battery types, compartments and change-outs, resulting in lower cost of ownership.

With the MSA G1 Rechargeable Battery:

  • Never open the battery compartment
  • Never throw away money on disposable batteries
  • Never waste time on Alkaline battery replacement

The Latest in Technology:

  • Central Power System for all Electronics
  • Single source powers the entire SCBA
  • Light weight rechargeable battery option
  • No need for multiple battery sizes in multiple location
  • Reduced cost of ownership
  • Rapid Charging with available smart charger

Learn more about rechargeable battery.

Control Module

Cutting Edge Technology

The MSA G1 SCBA has been designed to meet and exceed your demands, providing more functionality than ever before.

The G1 Control Module has both analog and color digital LCD displays, making certain that your status is available at all times.

Auto-start motion control mechanism built into the control module intuitively provides the information you need when you need it. Adding yet another layer to ease-of-use: no matter which button is pressed, your information displays.

Learn more about digital displays.

Quick Fill System

The Quick-Fill System

The Quick-Fill System lets MSA air mask users refill and transfill air cylinders while SCBA is worn, without removing air cylinder —even in IDLH atmospheres.

With a quick connect design you can rapidly fill a bottle between 40 and 60 sec. Doffing of the air mask is not required.

Use this MSA option to:
•    Fill SCBA cylinder from mobile compressor or cascade system in less than a minute.
•    Transfill between two cylinders, providing emergency breathing system.
•    Extend air supply over longer durations, using remote compressed-air source.

Air masks compliant to recent NFPA standards have Quick-Fill URC fitting located at the Audi-Larm™ Audible Alarm warning device.

Quick-Fill System hose with quick-disconnect connects air source to adapter for air transfer.

Learn more about MSA SCBA G1.

MSA SCBA fit

One Size Fit All

MSA SCBA where one size really can fit all

The MSA G1 SCBA is the only SCBA on the market that offers harness customization to ensure improved comfort, balance and fit. By providing an adjustable lumbar pad, you can have a tailored unit with up/down and pivot capabilities that can actually move with you.

Widened, adjustable shoulder straps enhance weight distribution and comfort. Through use of interlocking shoulder straps and strategically placed friction pads, the MSA G1 SCBA provides increased fit and stability while allowing for easy donning and doffing.

The G1 Control Module, G1 Regulator and G1 Speaker Module can be configured on either shoulder, easily integrating into any standard operating procedure.

Learn more about the adjustable shoulder straps.