FM53, The multiple mission mask

Avon Protection’s revolutionary FM53 multi-role Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) System has been developed specifically for specialist applications where the user needs to respond to ever changing operational conditions.

Avon Protection’s revolutionary FM53 multi-role Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) System has been developed specifically for specialist applications where the user needs to respond to ever changing operational conditions.

The FM53 is globally acclaimed as the most technically advanced mask and offers both positive pressure SCBA, PAPR and negative pressure APR/capability. All of these capabilities are available from one mask platform without the need to change components. Available in right, left or twin port filter configurations.

The FM53 system was developed to address the multiple threats encountered on the modern battlefield, war on terrorism and peace keeping operations. It provides protection against traditional chemical and biological warfare agents and select toxic industrial materials (TIMs).

Technical Data
CBRN Agent Resistance FM53 Performance
Mustard (H) Greater than 36 hours
Sarin (GB)
Soman (GD)
VX
Laboratory protection factor performance (sodium chloride) Greater than 10,000
NIOSH certified at 2000PF
Breathing Performance (excluding filter)
Re-breathed CO2 0.8%
Inhalation resistance at:
85 l/Min 15 mm WG
160 l/Min 32 mm WG
Exhalation resistance negative pressure mode:
85 l/Min 15 mm WG
160 l/Min 30 mm WG
Exhalation resistance positive pressure mode: 40 mm WG
Weight
FM53 mask
(excluded filter)
1.6 lbs
Field of view
Visual field Score
-NIOSH CBRN standard
96
Materials Used
FM53
Mask Visor
Flexible
polyurethane
FM53
Mask Facepiece
Chlorobutyl/Silicone Rubber
Hydration
Drinking
Flow Rate
>230 ml/min
NIOSH certifications
FM53
with CTCF50 filter
NIOSH certified to 42CFR84
Approval number TC-14G-0323
FM53
with CBRNF12B filter
NIOSH CBRN APR standard cap1
Approval number TC-14G-0305

Field of View

  • Panoramic single lens visor
  • Optically correct visor
  • Scratch Resistant

Comfort

  • 4 face piece sizes for improved fit
  • Chlorobutyl rubber and silicone blend mask
  • Low profile design for superior weapons integration

Communications

  • Electronic Communication Port for integrated voice projection and radio communication
  • Optional VPU provides ability to easily communicate while wearing mask

Multiple Modes

  • Functions as both a negative and positive pressure mask
  • VREU lever for easy switching between negative and positive pressure modes

Approvals

FM53 with CBRNF12B filter Certified under CBRN APR Standard Cap1
FM53 is a component of the ST53 SCBA system, which is certified under 42 CFR 84
FM53 is CE certified to the European PPE Directive 89 / 686 / EEC BSI, Certificate Number 553554