With all the benefits of both the ventilation / dust filtration system and the NBC filtration system, Beth-El has added a carbon monoxide (CO) catalyst to create a filtration system that can also extract shooting fumes from the air entering a crew compartment. Because of recent World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU) legislation, artillery vehicles are now required to provide adequate protection from the noxious gasses associated with shooting fumes, which in high concentrations can cause severe brain damage or even death.
The system is designed to run in multiple modes, each able to match requirements set by the different operating modes of the vehicle. Due to the special airflow design of the cyclone filter, nearly all the sand and dust particles in the introduced air are directly emitted without coming into contact with the other filtration stages, allowing for a longer filter lifetime. The filtration system provides one solution for air distribution within a vehicle, no matter the threat, whether sand, shooting fumes, chemical /radiological contaminants, or biological agents.
Selection of Vehicles Supplied with Ventilation / Dust, NBC, & Shooting Fume Filtration Systems: