ENCAPSULATING PROTECTIVE SUIT. The encapsulating protective suit covers the wearer, ice vest,
emergency breathing apparatus (EBA) or the rebreather system and protects against expected chemical hazards. It is
equipped with exhalation valves (1) to prevent over-inflation and a tether line (2) connected to a passthrough (3) to allow
air from a remote source to be used with the emergency breathing apparatus (EBA).
ICE VEST. The ice vest provides cooling capabilities to the user.
Frozen gel packs/crushed ice and water are placed in the coolant bag (1) for coolant.
The on/off switch (2) allows the user to turn on an 8-volt battery (3) powered centrifugal pump (4) to circulate the chilled
water. The water is pumped through the cooling vests (5) and returned to the coolant bag (1) to be rechilled.
A manually operated regulating valve (6) controls the amount of chilled water passing through the cooling vests (5) to
raise or lower the water temperature inside the ice vest.
A drain tube (7) is provided to drain water and melted ice from the ice vest.