International safety and medical technology provider, Dräger, has announced the launch of its cutting edge new powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) for the utilities industry – the Dräger X-plore 8000.

The X-plore 8000 has evolved from advanced Dräger technology, to ensure individuals working in the harshest environments remain safe and protected – allowing them to concentrate on the job at hand.

In any situation where there is a chance workers could be exposed to contaminated air such as chemical hazards, the X-plore 8000 provides optimal air purification.
Often in the utilities sector, the diverse range of hazards makes respiratory protection an essential part of the job.

The mix of chemical substances can be deadly and robust protection is vital to minimise the risks of exposure.

Combining comfort and intuitive handling with intelligent electronics for maximum safety, the unit recognises the connected headgear and automatically adjusts to the correct minimum flow rate.

The X-plore 8000 also features a robust and durable design making it ideal for daily use in harsh environments. It has been designed to provide the best possible protection, whilst enabling the wearer to focus fully on their day-to-day tasks.

Gavin Peacock, from Dräger, said, “We’re very excited to launch the new X-plore 8000 to the utilities market. It marks a significant improvement to our current PAPR portfolio and offers users the highest safety, comfort and reliability under the most challenging conditions.”

“The air we breathe is the most fundamental element of life and we know that when faced with respiratory hazards on a daily basis, our customers want to be able to get the job done whilst knowing they’re safe and protected. The X-plore 8000 is a product you can trust and it offers everyone across a broad range of industry sectors, the security they need to get on with the job.”

“As with all our new products, we have undergone extensive field trials and testing, with a lot of very positive feedback from our customers and distributors.”

The X-plore 8000 is part of Dräger’s wider portfolio which can be tailored to the needs of the utilities sector and has a variety of applications. These include the availability of accessories including batteries, belts, hoses, filters and headpieces.
With its focus on complete solutions, the company also specialises in a safety package tailored to the utilities industry, including training, 24/7 service and rentals.