NEW LOX VIDEO

Essex has released a new training video on 7 Liter and 10 Liter Liquid Oxygen Converters. The video reviews common troubleshooting procedures so that customers can address basic issues in the field instead of returning the units to Essex.

USAF Orders New 500 Gallon LOX Trailers

Essex Industries has received an order from the United States Air Force for 500 Gallon LOX Trailers.  Shipment of the 32 trailers is due to begin in August and run through February of 2018.  The USAF will deploy most of these units at domestic bases, as well as US bases in Oman, Japan, South Korea and Italy.

The Essex 500 Gallon LOX Trailer is a mobile liquid oxygen storage tank assembly.  Designed for the transport and storage of LOX at airbases and military installations, the 500 Gallon LOX Trailer provides a logistics solution for flight line LOX requirements.

The 500 Gallon LOX Trailer can be used with all Essex LOX converters, BMOS, BMOS-FS, MMOS, NPTLOX, PTLOX and 50 Gallon LOX Carts.  A 500 Gallon LIN Trailer for the transport and storage of liquid nitrogen is also available.

Both 500 Gallon Trailers are qualified to Air Force PD13WRGRVEA05 and environmentally tested to MIL-STD-810.

New 500 Gallon LOX Trailer

500-gallon-lox-trailerThe new Essex 500 Gallon LOX Trailer is a mobile liquid oxygen storage tank assembly.  Designed for the transport and storage of LOX at airbases and military installations, the 500 Gallon LOX Trailer provides a logistics solution for flight line LOX requirements.

The 500 Gallon LOX Trailer can be used with all Essex LOX converters, BMOS, BMOS-FS, MMOS, NPTLOX, PTLOX and 50 Gallon LOX Carts.  A 500 Gallon LIN Trailer for the transport and storage of liquid nitrogen is also available.

Both 500 Gallon Trailers are qualified to Air Force PD13WRGRVEA05 and environmentally tested to MIL-STD-810.

 

Essex Industries Receives ECAT Contract

Battle Oxygen Sustainment System

The Essex ECAT Contract covers a wide range of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) medical life support equipment including the OGL, NPTLOX, PTLOX, MMOS, BMOS, BMOS-Filling Station, Purge Kit, Filling Kit and other related parts and accessories.

The ECAT Contract is an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) government contracting vehicle used by all branches of the Department of Defense to procure medical equipment at a pre-negotiated price.

OGL Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

OGLEssex is pleased to announce that they have received FDA 510(k) Clearance on the Oxygen Generator and Liquefier (OGL).  This clearance covers the use of the OGL in military and commercial applications to produce and transfer liquid oxygen (LOX) into portable systems, such as the Essex BMOS (Backpack Medical Oxygen System), MMOS (Mounted Medical Oxygen System) and NPTLOX (Next Generation Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen System). These portable systems are then used to provide supplemental oxygen for patients during transport.

The Essex OGL is designed to liquefy, store and fill LOX equipment. The system generates 1 liquid liter of 93% USP oxygen per hour, with an onboard LOX storage capacity of 40 liters. The OGL has a user-friendly operator interface and runs on standard 240 VAC. Designed for reliability in harsh conditions, the OGL is portable using a fork lift or pallet transport.

The FDA 510(k) Clearance Number for the Essex OGL is K131990.

Essex LOX Equipment Selected by Japanese Ministry of Defense

On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever known to hit Japan occurred off their Pacific coast.  The earthquake triggered massive tsunami waves which travelled inland, causing three nuclear reactors to meltdown.

The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami created a humanitarian crisis of epic proportion–a reported 15,867 dead, 6,109 injured and 2,909 missing.  Over 340,000 people were displaced from their homes and the area suffered shortages of food, water, shelter, medicine and fuel.

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (JMOD) immediately mobilized their Self Defense Forces (JSDF) to search for and aid survivors.  In their medical relief efforts, they dealt with widespread power outages and serious problems locating and deploying gaseous oxygen in the field to the victims.

To learn more about this story and how they have prepared for future disasters with the help of Essex, click here.

Essex LOX Converters Used in Space Jump

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner jumped to Earth from a balloon 24 Miles above New Mexico and made history.  The 43 year-old Austrian became the first skydiver to break the sound barrier, reaching a maximum velocity of 834 mph (Mach 1.24) and setting records for highest balloon ascent, highest parachute jump and fastest speed by a human through the atmosphere.

As he rose to record heights in the stratosphere for his jump, Baumgartner was protected in a specially-built pressurized capsule.  At his jump altitude, the air pressure is less than 2% of what it is at sea level, making it impossible to breathe without an oxygen supply.

Two Essex 10 liter LOX converters were installed on the capsule which provided Baumgartner with oxygen to breathe at the elevated altitude.  Additionally, an Essex 25 liter nitrogen converter and three heat exchangers were used for this record-breaking event.

Eight million YouTube viewers have watched Baumgartner’s achievement and National Geographic has released a documentary in conjunction with the BBC called “Space Dive”. Check it out to see if you can spot the Essex equipment.

Essex Industries Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Essex is proud to announce that it has received two 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Awards.  The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.  Essex maintained a Silver composite performance rating each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

This year, Boeing recognized 594 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award.  Essex is one of only 441 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

Two facilities of Essex received a Silver Award: the Carr Lane Court facility supplies Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) to Boeing for all of their commercial aircraft and the Chivvis Drive facility provides four different kinds of Heat Exchangers for the C-17 Globemaster III program as well as a variety of spare parts.