CAP-1 Ambient Air Pump
The Apollo Ambient Air Pump conveys breathing air from a clean environment outside the work area to a low-pressure type CE supplied-air respirator worn by an operator inside the blast environment or work zone. The oil-less pump moves the air from a clean-air environment to the respirator without introducing oil, carbon monoxide, or other contaminants.
Requirements for Operation
The following items are required for operation, but are not included with this equipment:
Electric power supply — 110-115 volt, 60 cycle, 14 amp
NIOSH-approved low-pressure, type CE supplied-air respiratorapproved to operate at 10 psi or less, suitable for the application
Appropriate approved respirator hose
Output from the ambient air pump must meet the standard for Grade D breathing air, as defined by the Compressed Gas Association, Commodity Specification: G-7.1 (www.cganet.com)
Description of Operation
The Apollo Ambient Air Pump must be placed outside of the blast environment in an area free of airborne contaminants. These potential contaminants include, but are not limited to, the following — fumes from paints and solvents, exhausts from vehicles and compressors, smoke from burn barrels, and dust from abrasive blasting or other construction activities.
The ambient air pump moves air from a clean location to the inside of the low-pressure respirator. To increase its effective range, the ambient air pump can be connected to an optional remote inlet kit — which allows the air inlet to be located up to 300 feet from the pump.