Clemco 24001 - Helmet, APL 600HP, w/CFC, less resp hose
The Apollo 600 HP is a type CE, continuous-flow, supplied-air respirator as defined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for abrasive blasting to be used with a respirable compressed air source.
The Apollo 600 HP is designed for use with compressed air. It meets OSHA standards for respiratory protection and air noise limitations. The Apollo 600’s full-helmet design protects the blast operator’s head from rebounding abrasive and from job-site impact hazards.
The heavy-duty silver-grey cape protects the operator’s neck, shoulders, and chest from rebounding abrasive.
Description of Operation
The Apollo 600 includes a knob-adjustable suspension. The operator fits the helmet to his or her head by turning the suspension knob clockwise to enlarge and counter-clockwise to decrease size. The suspension fits head sizes 6.5 to 8. The adjustable chin strap holds the helmet in position on the operator’s head.
The wide, full-view window provides an expansive field of vision. A series of lenses preserves the operator’s clear view of the work surface and protects the operator from dust and abrasive in the ambient air. A replaceable fixed inner lens securely fits inside a molded rubber gasket. An intermediate lens protects the inner lens; and up to 3 tear-away (perforated) outer lenses complete the system. The tear-away lenses are removed one at a time to expose a clean lens beneath. The multi-lens system is held in place by a hinged frame with replaceable latch.
All breathing-air valves have minimum and maximum flow points as specified by OSHA.
A flexible breathing tube maintains air flow between the inlet fitting on the operator’s belt and a replaceable inlet fitting at the center rear of the helmet crown for maximum operator comfort and maneuverability. The tube contains specially-formulated sound-deadening materials to reduce noise levels of incoming air to 80 dBA.
The helmet is generously sized to allow ear plugs or ear muffs and safety glasses or goggles as needed.
Incoming air enters the system through the air control device on the operator’s belt. It continues through the breathing-air tube to enter the helmet at the inlet fitting at the center rear of the helmet crown. An air-distribution channel guides air over the head to the operator’s face.
The incoming air to the respirator system maintains positive pressure inside the helmet. Exhaled air exits through the knit collar, which must fit snugly around the operator’s neck. All helmet features work together to protect the operator from exposure to harmful dust and abrasive.