Ansell Introduces Hands-Free Lighting System for TRELLCHEM® Level A Suits

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Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the launch of the TRELLCHEM hands-free visor light system, US patent pending. The system offers Hazmat responders in encapsulating Trellchem suits a built-in hands-free LED lighting solution with a panoramic view, with no risk of blinding reflections.

Access to light and good visibility plays a vital role in creating a safe environment for most kinds of work. Trellchem encapsulating gastight suits are used by a variety of responders in emergency situations where the environment can be both very dangerous and most often very demanding in terms of access to daylight or any other light sources. Typical situations include visibility limited by smoke from the off-gassing of chemicals or the dark, non-lit space of an industrial building where the lights are out. The responder must also normally carry a wide range of tools to be able to complete the mission. A solution that offers hands-free operation of a light source contributes both to safety and efficiency for the entire response team.

Ansell Specialty Markets president and general manager Thomas Draskovics said: "The Trellchem hands-free visor light system adds true value for any responder working in demanding and hazardous environments.

"By adding an integrated lighting solution into our suits we are convinced that we will help create a safer environment for responders working in these sometimes life-threatening operations".

The Trellchem hands-free visor light system is a ‘short throw’ illumination system based on LED panel mounts along the top inside of the visor. It is connected to a standard 9V battery, giving the user an expected duration of more than one hour. The wide beam of the LED panel creates a panoramic view in poorly illuminated environments. It helps the responder with better orientation and safer and more rapid performance since it frees up both hands.

The design of the system eliminates any risk of reflection back into the eyes of the user and mounts easily in both new and existing suits without the need of any special tools. The LED panel is powered by standard batteries to eliminate the need of any recharging management.

The system fulfils EMC (electro-magnetic compatibility) requirements and does not interfere with any radio communication devices. Further, it does not influence or interfere with any regulatory certification regarding the Trellchem suit. For decontamination and cleaning purposes, once the battery pack is dismounted, the system will remain unaffected inside the suit when being washed. More information on the Trellchem hands-free visor light system can be found here.

Trellchem® is a registered trademark owned by Trelleborg AB.

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