Country:
Germany
Category:
Breathing Apparatuses
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Bergbau –Sauerstoffschutzgerätes BG 174 (Mining - Oxygen protection device BG 174)

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Type:
Bergbau –Sauerstoffschutzgerätes BG 174 (Mining - Oxygen protection device BG 174)
Made by:
Dräger / Drägerwerk
Date:
1966 was the official launch year.
Used  by:
Industrial / Mines Rescue
Filter: Soda lime canister for CO2 absorption

The BG 174 provides 4 hours of breathing air.  

This example was used by mine recue at Posgold Operations Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia. Each BG 174 cost around AU$10,000 to purchase and were originally used with a mouth piece and goggles before later being replaced by the Panorama nova ZS & ZST masks. The mine rescue replaced the BG 174s with BG 4s in 2004 at a cost of approximately AU$8,000 each.