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principle of operation
  • Inner tube of Kevlar type material for strength and low friction.

  • Outer tube of fibreglass for protection from flame and radiant heat.

  • Middle tube of elastic fabric.

  • Can be pressurised to give cool smoke free air.

  • When fitted inside a building can allow entry from each floor.

  • When fitted externally is usually a single length.

  • Can be deployed using a variety of methods to clear obstructions.

  • Cable length is determined by the height of the unit above the landing level.

  • When not in use a reel is supplied to store the loose cable.

  • In use the reel is dropped to the ground releasing the cable.

  • The first escapee secures the sling around the chest under the arms.

  • Descent can then proceed at approximately 1 metre per second.

  • As descent proceeds the other sling ascends for the next escapee.
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