What is SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)?

A breathing apparatus normally known as the BA set or the SCBA (Self contained Breathing apparatus) or CABA (Compressed air breathing apparatus) is an equipment used to supply fresh air for human breathing when a person is entering any space where the atmosphere is a suspect and may not support human life. i.e.

  • When entering into an enclosed space or
  • When entering into a space to fight fire


The Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (CABA):

 The equipment is designed on an open-circuit system. The exhaled air is discharged to the atmosphere and the wearer of this apparatus gets his fresh air from the air cylinder attached to the equipment.

The equipment consists of:

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