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A RANGE of hydro blasting suits specifically for applications involving high pressure water jet cutting systems and equipment has been released by Australian Pump Industries .

Designed to coincide with the introduction of the new 5000psi plus Hydro Blaster range, the PPE (personal protection equipment) items provide real protection to personnel operating, servicing or working near water jet cutting equipment.

The range of clothing and equipment is designed for operators using machines up to 2000 bar pressure rating -- 29,000psi.

As such it complies with EU Standard 04698084 and combines not only top level safety but also a degree of suppleness that enables the operator to be protected without losing flexibility of movement.

The range includes heavy duty security boots with steel toe caps, extra protection at the instep and on the shin guard and with stainless steel soles for absolute security. Jackets, long johns and full overall packs are also available in lightweight multi layer fabric that is both oil and dirt repellent.

All seams are taped and zippers covered by velcro storm flaps. Arms and legs are equipped with soft, elastic cuffs for maximum tightness and comfort.

Optional extra protection on the front side of the legs and around the stomach and groin area is available for ultra high pressure applications.

Heavy duty gaiters, intended to be worn outside protective boots are available with 5 clips to ensure that they fit securely and stay in place. They are lightweight but designed to withstand up to 2,000 Bar pressure.

All the clothing is manufactured from a unique PL-coated polyamide material with a synthetic fibre multi-layer in the middle. Extensive testing with systems of up to 2000 bar and 17Lpm flow result in no penetration of the protective materials.

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