On-scene SCBA refills are a critical component of emergency support apparatus. Cascade systems with stored air supply is the most economical and space conscious means of accomplishing that task. Storage can be 6000 psi DOT cylinders or ASME. The design typically permits easy access or replacement. Departments using all 4500 or 5200 psi SCBA’s will want not less than six storage cylinders, which can easily be accommodated without consuming a lot of storage space. Download: SCBA Fill Rate Chart
Below: Left - SpaceSaver two-bottle fill station with side-mounted cascade fill panel. Spare SCBA bottles are located to the left. DOT storage cylinders are horizontal in the aft section of the wheelhouse compartment. Right - Bauer CFSII, two-bottle fill station with top-mounted fill control panel and bank of spare bottle storage tubes.