NH15 | Personal Protective Equipment | Escape Devices | Escape Hood

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Immediate Compact Protection

The Avon NH15™ CBRN Air Purifying Escape Respirator is the smallest and most compact escape hood on the market, approved to carry NIOSH and CE marking. Its low cost makes it ideal for police, emergency medical services and fire officers seeking immediate or emergency respiratory protection in a CBRN scenario.

The NH15™ hood has a five year shelf life and provides a high level of respiratory, eye and face protection for a minimum of fifteen minutes. Made of clear material, the NH15™ not only protects against all airborne CBRN threats but also protects the face from liquid agent splashes.

The clear material gives a non-threatening appearance, aids with recognition of the wearer and also allows for superior visual communication. Twin low-profile filters on a unique hinge system feature the latest filtration media which reduces breathing resistance and a front reflector makes it easier to identify colleagues in low light environments.

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Features & Benefits

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  • Low Profile Filters to reduce snagging
  • Streamlined design
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See and be Seen

  • Clear range of vision
  • Reflective label
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Fit and Comfort

  • Close fit filters
  • Self-Adjusting Harness
  • 3 sizes
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Cost of Ownership

  • No fit test requirements
  • No replaceable parts
  • No maintenance or inspections

Technical Spec

The NH15™ is specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of both the NIOSH CBRN Air Purifying Escape Respirator (APER) Standard and Article 10 type-examination approval requirements to BS8468-3.2:2009 type-1, under the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC for CE marking.

Protection Factor & Hood Performance
Breathing Zone (Oronasal) Greater than 2,000
Head zone (Ocular) Greater than 150
Neck size ranger 330-558mm (regular)
Donning time Less than 30s
Re-breathing CO2 Less than 2.0%
Breathing Resistance
Inhalation at 85lpm Less than 50 mm H20
Exhalation at 85lpm Less than 10 mm H20
Barrier Performance (Tested at ECBC)
GB Greater than 30 minutes
HD Greater than 30 minutes
Smartman Performance (Tested at ECBC)
GB Greater than 30 minutes
HD Greater than 30 minutes
Filter Performance P3/P100 (Less than 0.03%)
Particulate Penetration P100 (Less than 0.03%)
Pack Size 6" X 4" X 3.4" in (150 X 100 X 90 mm)
Packaging type 4 layer foil barrier bag surrounded by reinforced nylon carrier
Weight (as carried) 1 lb 7 oz (625g)
Packaged shelf life 5 years when stored between 5oF and 105oF
User instructions 3 language user guide supplied
Extra Small (12 to 13 inches)
Regular (13 to 18 inches)
Large (18 to 22 inches)
Training hoods are available on request
Typical Filter Performance Data
  Challenge Concentration
Breakthrough Time (minutes)
Hydrogen Sulfide 500 > 150 minutes
Ammonia 1250 > 20 minutes
Sulphur Dioxide 750 > 30 minutes
Cyclohexane 1300 > 35 minutes
Formaldehyde 250 > 45 minutes
Hydrogen Cyanide 470 > 45 minutes
Nitrogen Dioxide 100 > 45 minutes
Phosphine 150 > 45 minutes
Phosgene 125 > 45 minutes
Cyanogen Chloride 150 > 30 minutes



  • NIOSH CBRN approved TC-14G-0302
  • PPE Directive 89/686/EEC for CE marking, Article 10 type-examination approval to BS8468-3.2:2009 type-1:  Certificate No. CEC 40136 A2


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