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Tekno Valves introduces RBA-10/I series

10-Feb-2021

Tekno Valves is pleased to introduce Handwheel operated Right-angled valves for Breathable air for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in RBA-10/I design with an optional pressure gauge.

RBA-10/I is a welcome addition to our product basket for SCBA application. It uses O-ring sealing technology to provide reliable service operations and is available in standard and self-locking handwheel configuration.

The design is tested and certified to EN 144-1:2018, EN 144-2:2018, and EN ISO 10297:2017 by BAM Berlin (BAM procedure DGA-20-052) and available with “Pi” mark in compliance with European Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED), 2010/35/EU (Type approval certificate BAM-TPED-2013/012).

NOTE: The significant difference between EN 144-1:2018 and the earlier EN 144-1:2000/A2:2005 standard is that the new standard contains requirements for impact resistance for the connection between a cylinder and the valve. Meeting the new impact test requirement ensures that the cylinder valve has adequate strength and shall not break or exhibit leakage if the cylinder is dropped inadvertently by the user during operation.

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