Read the Associated Press article at http://news.yahoo.com/us-army-burns-off-final-chemical-weapons-utah-174420135.html
|The massive metal parts and liquid incinerators, which operate in excess of 1500o to destroy these and other chemical weapons, are maintained by entry teams of 2 to 6 members. Working inside the confined-space chambers that house the incinerators require specialized protective equipment, referred to as Demilitarization Protective Ensemble (DPE: a unique, single-use, “Level A” type PPE), to protect the entry teams from their highly toxic surroundings. Providing communications between entry teams, support staff, their supervisor and a control room requires ruggedized equipment that is able to withstand harsh conditions (heat, cold, sweat), simple to operate, reliable over long hours and easy to maintain.|
|Image: Maintenance work inside confined-space chamber wearing C-AT intercoms and headsets
Communications-Applied Technology is a manufacturer of hands free, full duplex, team wireless/wired intercoms that has been selected for use at the chemical depots and Dugway P.G. for thirty years . This radio equipment has additional applications such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Hazardous Material Response (Haz-Mat), and Medical Response (VIPER/NMRT) teams.
|Image: Sealing DPE Suit wearing C-AT wireless intercom and HS-9TM Headset|
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