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Key Facts: Headquarters:Exton, Pennsylvania, USA European offices:Navan Co., Meath, Ireland Business Focus:Gas analysis and gas handling technologies.

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2 Key Facts: Headquarters:Exton, Pennsylvania, USA European offices:Navan Co., Meath, Ireland Business Focus:Gas analysis and gas handling technologies Target markets:Commercial, industrial, governmental, and military clients around the globe Founded: 1976

3 Divisions / Products Premier supplier of Oxygen Analyzers and Ambient Gas Monitors Used to control Oxygen and other gases in manufacturing processes Used in manufacturing semiconductors, and LCD and plasma displays, and many other industries.

4 Divisions / Products Pioneered infrared measurement technology to identify the type of refrigerant in A/C systems Now the leading producer of refrigerant Identifiers and Sealant Detectors Used in automotive and commercial A/C and Halon service and maintenance

5 Divisions / Products Pioneered positive-pressure, closed-circuit SCBA Used by Mining and Tunnel Rescue, Fire Fighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, and Military applications Now establishing the new benchmark in Long-Duration SCBA

6 Founded in 1969 by aerospace life support engineers working on manned moon missionsFirst product provided underwater life support at 1000 feetTechnology was rapidly adapted and used by the US special forces A proven history of building the worlds most reliable positive-pressure, closed-circuit long duration SCBAs

7 Pioneered positive-pressure, closed-circuit SCBA for use in firefighting and toxic or oxygen-deficient atmospheresEngineered sophisticated mixed gas deep-diving gear for US military and alliesExpanded civilian SCBA technology for mining, tunneling, & HAZMAT markets A proven history of building the worlds most reliable positive-pressure, closed-circuit long duration SCBAs

8 New government/military applications:WMD Domestic PreparednessUSMCUS Dept of Energy Facility & Munitions Protection Response ForcesDefense Threat Reduction Agency,USCG Strike Force & Anthrax Cleanup. A proven history of building the worlds most reliable positive-pressure, closed-circuit long duration SCBAs

9 Design Goal: To build a rebreather that can better serve the men and women who risk their lives to save others. Mine and Tunnel Rescue Fire Service First Responders, Search and Rescue Law Enforcement Military and Government Hazmat Emergency Response and Remediation

10 Design Research: Focus groups comprised of current rebreather users

11 Focus groups say users want a rebreather that is: Easier breathing Easier to deploy Easier to service More comfortable Safer for the user Less costly to own and operate Design Research:

12 Design Development: Extensive research and development to meet user requests Design, modeling, and testing for ergonomics - form, fit, and function

13 Prototyping to test feasibility of new designs Design Development: Extensive research and development to meet user requests Design, modeling, and testing for ergonomics - form, fit, and function

14 Lab testing to verify and document performance Design Development: Extensive research and development to meet user requests Prototyping to test feasibility of new designs Design, modeling, and testing for ergonomics - form, fit, and function

15 Results: Easier breathing Breathing with unit on feels as easy as breathing normally 6 liters of tidal volume Lowest closed circuit-breathing resistance available More comfortable breathing, less stress on the user

16 Results: Faster Deployment Deployment and service time reduced by 50% Fast, accurate, easy replacement of CO2 scrubber CO2 absorbent is packaged in solid disposable cartridges Eliminates need for measuring, refilling, resealing CO2 canisters Eliminates potential of absorbent refilling mistakes Solid absorbent will not channel dust or settle during transportation or storage

17 Results: Faster Deployment Deployment and service time reduced by 50% Quick change cooling canisters can be changed in seconds No need to open the housing or break into the breathing loop Positive pressure is maintained during change Change can be made while unit is worn

18 Results: Easier Service Deployment and service time reduced by 50% Reduced tubing and connections for greater reliability Easy-to-operate latches for fast access Easy-to-remove breathing chamber Threaded, positive cylinder connection

19 Results: Greater Comfort New features meet the demand for greater comfort Slim profile can be worn comfortably under protective gear Padded, ergonomic harness keeps weight on hips, not shoulders Harness adjusts to fit any size user Smallest, lightest unit available

20 Results: Greater Comfort New features meet the demand for greater comfort Advanced Scott AV-3000 Face Piece improves downward peripheral vision Future: Scott AV-3500 w/SureSeal & Quick Disconnect Dual voicemitter for increased clarity Moisture generated during use is prevented from reaching the face piece Single-pass magnetic lens wiper eliminates faceplate pass-through

21 Results: Greater Comfort New features meet the demand for greater comfort Scott Pro Mask with Quick Disconnect Moisture generated during use is prevented from reaching the face piece Single-pass magnetic lens wiper eliminates faceplate pass-through Five point attachment head harness

22 Results: Greater Safety New features meet the demand for greater safety Stainless steel fiber-reinforced housing for mechanically and electronically robust design Hardened breathing chamber Manual quick disconnect prevents O2 loss, if the gauge line is damaged Flame-rated harness available featuring Kevlar and metal buckles

23 Results: Greater Safety New features meet the demand for greater safety Electronic alarm sounds at 25% O2 supply and low battery Temperature sensor alerts user to check if frozen cartridges were installed at start-up Pneumatic pressure gauge monitors O2 status and sets off alarm at 25% of service life Color coded LEDs in gauge housing provide alerts for normal, low battery, possible lack of coolant, and 25% of service life

24 Results: Lower Cost New features meet the demand for lower cost to own and operate: Lower initial purchase price Lower maintenance costs Lower total cost of ownership No mandatory replacement parts or factory rebuilds required during life of unit

25 The Biomarine BioPak 240R A true revolution in 4-hour rebreathers: Better performance, greater safety, and lighter weight. Easier to operate and maintain than any other unit on the market Worldwide Safety Approvals Approvals from: NIOSH, MSHA, EN-145/136 and China

26 Product Comparison BioPak 240 Revolution Versus Draeger BG-4

27 General Data Draeger BG4 DescriptionClosed-Circuit, Four-Hour, Extended Duration Self- Contained Breathing Apparatus Country of ManufactureUSAGermany Date of Product Introduction EN-145 Approval Yes NIOSH/MSHA ApprovalYes China MT -867 ApprovalYes EN-137 Flame EngulfmentYes

28 Technical SpecificationDraeger BG4 Weight Dimensions 14.9 kg 584 x 432 x 178 mm 14.9 kg 595 x 450 x 185 mm Counter Lung Design Sealed Diaphragm Most critical area of the breathing loop is protected. In the event that the unit cover becomes detached, this design protects the breathing loop. Exposed Breathing Bag Plastic breathing bag exposed in the event the unit cover becomes detached. The breathing bag is susceptible to damage (even during maintenance), and the user risks exposure in such instances. Tidal Volume Over 6 litres5.5 litres Breathing Resistance (mbar) Low 30 LPM Typical 40 LPM Mid Range 50 LPM High 75 LPM Maximum 100 LPM *Lower span = Greater comfort Always Positive Inhalation Exhalation Span* Negative at High Rates Inhalation Exhalation Span* Neg 8.7 >8.8

29 Technical Specification Draeger BG4 Oxygen Volume Oxygen Cylinder 440 3,000 psi Lightweight Carbon Fibre 420 3,000 psi Carbon Fibre Approved CO 2 AbsorbentsOne CO 2 AbsorbentSolid Core Cartridge, High Performance CO2 Absorption System DraegerSorb 400 CO 2 Canister TypeDrop in Solid CartridgeFactory or User Packed Canister Factory Packaged Cost is 50% higher CO 2 Absorbent Weight2 kg 3 kg Coolant MethodHigh-Performance Sealed Reusable Ice Packs User Formed Block Ice User freezes in multiple stages, time consuming and inefficient. Water leaks on to users back. Change Coolant without removing the upper housing YesNo Facepiece Availability Scott AV3000, AV-3500 SureSeal & Pro Panorama Nova

30 Technical SpecificationDraeger BG4 Constant Flow Rate1.80 litres / minute Exceeds NIOSH Minimum. 1.5 litres / minute NIOSH Minimum By-Pass Flow Rate>80 litres / minute As indicated in User Manual By-Pass Valve typeManual Demand Add System>80 litres / minute SCBA Design CategoryPositive Pressure In 1985 Biomarine invented and produced the worlds first POSITIVE PRESSURE 4-hour breathing apparatus. Positive Pressure Introduced in Relief Valve System Larger Tidal Volume means less use of Relief Valve. Upstream of CO 2 absorbent. Vents only hot CO 2 enriched gas. Upstream of CO2 absorbent.

31 Technical SpecificationDraeger BG4 O 2 Pressure GaugeMechanical + Electronic Mechanical gauge with redundant electronic monitoring and optical warning system. Electronic Dependent on Battery. O 2 Deficiency WarningElectronic + Mechanical Redundant - Optical warning system, audible alarm, plus mechanical pressure gauge. For safety no electronic components outside the SCBA housing. Electronic Complex and Sensitive design. Location increases susceptibility to damage. Dependent on battery. Electronics and cabling located outside the SCBA housing. Ice Pack Installation ReminderYes Blue Flashing LED No Lower Operating Temperature Range Approved for use above -15°CCurrent Product Literature states approval for use above -5°C Connection Design Characteristics Positive threaded and clamped For safety, hoses and other connections use positive threaded or clamped connections. Slip-on connections

32 MaintenanceDraeger BG4 Test KitSimple/Inexpensive. Includes all the tools you need. Costs thousands less than the BG4 tester and tools. Complex/Expensive Tester does not include all the tools required and costs thousands more than the 240R test kit. Test ProceduresVery SimpleRelatively Complex Maintenance Costs Low No periodic manufacturer rebuilds or replacement of components. Higher Requires periodic manufacturer rebuilds and replacement of components. Cost of Ownership LowestHigher Acquisition, Maintenance and Consumable Cost LowestHigher

33 MaintenanceDraeger BG4 Battery Replacement Six monthsSix Months Inhalation and Exhalation Valve Replacement Only Required if DamagedEvery Three Years O-Ring Replacement Only Required if DamagedEvery Three Years Ease of Tear Down and Turn Around Maintenance Easy, only three components to remove and wash. Complex. Required Component Replacement 15 Years: Oxygen Cylinder No other mandatory replacements-replace only as needed 3 Years: Oxygen Regulator 3 Year: O-Ring replacement 3 Year : Check Valve replacement 15 Years: Oxygen Cylinder The BioPak 240 Revolution is the easiest to breath, and by far the simplest to maintain and service 4-hour mine rescue apparatus in existence today. North American Mine Rescue team members

34 BioPak 240R In Mining Australia Allegiance(2 locations), Zinafex, St. Ives Goldfield, Peak Gold Cobar and Copper Mines of Tasmania China Numerous mines in the following provinces Hebei, ShanXi, ShaanXi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing and Fushun

35 BioPak 240R In Mining Canada Cigar Lake, McArthur River, Rabbit Lake (Near Arctic Circle) Esterhazy Mosaic, Rochanville, PCS Lanigen and Imasco minerals Europe Ireland, Poland and Switzerland mines

36 BioPak 240R In Mining USA Barrick Gold, Coal River Energy, Tunnel Ridge, BMP Resources, Alliance Coal (4 locations), State of Nevada, State of Illinois, Peabody Minerals, International Coal Group (ICG), Magnum Coal, King Coal, Five Star Mining Kentucky Community and Technical College Vulcan,

37 BioPak 240R In Mining After almost 3 hours under oxygen, doing fairly arduous work, all five of our team members had remaining bottle pressures between 1500 and 1800 psi. ( Sept 2009) This is why Mosaic Mine Rescue will not wear any other BA.(breathing apparatus) You all have my thanks for your attention to detail and customer focus. (October 2009) Quotes from our Canadian customers

38 BioPak 240R In Mining BioPaks 240R and LW have been used in underground incidents numerous times. Sago Recovery Cradall Canyon Alliance Excell Mine Fire McArthur Lake Fire Multiple Fires in China

39 BioPak 240R Firefighting USA Numerous fire departments have the BioPak for Special Operations. Atlanta, Georgia FD Boston, MA FD Houston TX FD Fairfax, VA FD

40 BioPak 240R Firefighting Europe Fire departments in Europe use rebreathers for direct open flame fire fighting. Copenhagen Denmark Switzerland Swiss Army

41 BioPaks in the US military BioPak 240R and LW Both systems passed agent testing for use by military and military support personnel. Army Disposal of chemical agents 240R/LW STEPO systems installed in 57 locations. Hart Building cleanup of anthrax. 911 Support of tunnel rescue

42 BioPaks in the US military BioPak 240R and LW US Coast Guard Strike teams(3) Pacific Gulf Atlantic Special Forces USAF Domestic and Overseas

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