News | February 2, 2012

ILC Dover's Sentinel XT™ PAPR Receives NIOSH Approval


Lightweight PAPR with Panoramic Hood Improves Worker Safety and Productivity

ILC Dover, the manufacturer of Innovative Protective Equipment for the most demanding applications including spacesuits for NASA, announced recently that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has approved its Sentinel XT as a Loose Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) (TC-21C-0901). The XT is approved with the latest version of the Sentinel Clear, apanoramic clear hood that is ideally suited for the demanding requirements of pharmaceutical and biolab customers. The Sentinel Clear hood delivers a 320° field of view which improves worker safety and productivity. The latest XT Sentinel Clear hood also features retention clips that securely attach to the operator's protective suit or cloth uniform.

The Sentinel XT powered air purifying respirator system incorporates the most advanced technologies available including a brushless long life motor, a lightweight lithium polymer battery capable of delivering 12 hours of operation on a single charge, and easy decon features. The lightweight integrated blower/battery weighs only 2.2 pounds and incorporates a state-of-the-art battery life indicator gauge. The latest PAPR from ILC can be worn with acustomer-driven ergonomic backharness or a comfort belt, depending on the user work profile.

"ILC Dover is pleased to be able to provide the highest levels of protection to pharmaceutical and biolab operators, engineers, and scientists in their important and challenging jobs. Our mission is to offer this protection not only through our PPE offerings, but also with our world leading Flexible Containment Products,"said Doug Durney, ILC Dover's Director of Marketing and New Business Development. The Sentinel XT, coupled with the Sentinel Clear panoramic hood,offers Protection Factors at the highest level for this class of respirator,while improving worker comfort and visibility.

About ILC Dover
Since 1947, ILC Dover has provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems, serving the aerospace, personal protection and pharmaceutical industries. Known for production of space suits for NASA, ILC is a world leader in the use of high-performance flexible materials, allowing for unique solutions to meet customer needs. ILC's innovative products have been used on the moon, on Mars and around the globe.

To view ILC Dover's innovative solutions for worker safety, please visit our website at for PPE solutions and for flexible containment solutions.