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Bullard C o m p a n y
The Human Side of Safety.® Since 1898.

AC1000 Cool Climate Control Tube

Air Supply Hose
INCLUDES: Cool Tube, Quick-Disconnect
Belt Bracket and Belt. Coupler

FUNCTION: The AC1000 is NIOSH approved to NIpple
supply a continuous flow of cool air to Bullard
88, 77/46, CC20, 1090, MB30 or GR50 Series
airline respirators. All Bullard parts must be
present and properly assembled to constitute
a NIOSH approved respirator. NOTE: AC1000 Breathing Tube
cannot be used with a low pressure air source
such as an ambient air pump. Air Temperature
DANGER : Connecting the respirator to a
line supplying Nitrogen or other harmful gases Belt Bracket
could cause death or serious injury.
WARNING : This climate control system
is not recommended for cooling the air supply
when the air temperature is less than 70°F.
Since the system may cool the incoming air by
more than 30°F, it is possible for ice to form in Figure 1
the breathing tube and reduce the airflow.

Air Quality, Air Pressure and Air Supply Hose Length Requirements
The requirements for Grade D breathable air The BREATHING AIR PRESSURE TABLE below
Air Quality include: defines the air pressure ranges necessary to
WARNING : The respirator's air source must provide the 88, 77/46, CC20, 1090, MB30 or
– Oxygen ......................................19.5-23.5%
supply clean, breathable air, Grade D or better, at GR50 Series respirator with a volume of air that
– Hydrocarbons (condensed)
all times. The respirator does NOT purify air or fil- falls within the required range of 6-15 cubic
in mg/m3 of gas ......................5 mg/m3 max.
ter out contaminants. feet per minute (cfm) or 170-425 liters per
– Carbon monoxide ...................10 ppm max.
minute (lpm). (See 30 CFR, Part II, Subpart J,
Respirable air must be supplied to the point-of- – Carbon dioxide ..................1,000 ppm max.
attachment of the MSHA/NIOSH APPROVED – Odor ............................ No detectable odor
BULLARD air supply hose. The point-of-attach- – No toxic contaminants at levels that Be sure you understand the information in the
ment is where the air supply hose connects to make air unsafe to breathe. BREATHING AIR PRESSURE TABLE before
the fitting that contains a pressure gauge used Refer to C.G.A. Commodity Specification G-7.1 using the respirator. To use the table, follow the
to monitor the pressure of the air provided to for complete details, or contact the steps identified below:
you. Compressed Gas Association (1235 Jefferson 1. Determine the proper MSHA/ NIOSH
Locate the source of supplied air in a clean Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). approved Bullard air supply hose(s)
environment far enough from your work site to (Column 3) to use with your Cool Tube.
ensure the air remains contaminant-free. Air Pressure 2. Determine that your air supply hose does not
Always use an inlet filter on your air source and exceed the maximum approved hose length
Continually monitor the air pressure at the
any monitors and alarms as necessary to (Column 4) or number of hose sections
point-of-attachment while operating the respi-
assure clean, breathable air at all times. (Column 5).
rator. A reliable air pressure gauge must be
Supplied breathing air MUST meet or exceed present to monitor the pressure. 3. Set the air pressure at the point-of-attach-
the requirements for Type 1 gaseous air ment within the required pressure range
described in the Compressed Gas Association DANGER : Failure to supply the minimum (Column 6) for your air supply hose length.
Commodity Specification G-7.1 (Grade D or required pressure at the point-of-attachment for
higher quality) as specified by Federal Law 30 your hose length will reduce airflow and may
CFR, Part II, Subpart J, 11.121(b). expose you to life threatening conditions, dis-
eases or death.
Breathing Air Pressure Table
This table defines the air pressure ranges necessary to provide the respirator with a volume of Grade D breathable air that falls within the U.S.
Government required range of 6-15 cfm (or 170-425 lpm). (See CFR Title 30, Part II, Subpart J, 11.124.7).
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Maximum Maximum Required
. Air Supply Hose Length Number of Pressure Range
Air Source Climate Control Device Hose (Feet) Hose Sections (psig air)

Stationary AC1000 - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Industrial Interchange Quick-Disconnect fitting. V10
or Portable AC100030B - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Industrial Interchange Brass Quick-Disconnect fitting. 25-50 2 55-65
Compressor 75-150 3 60-70
AC100030S - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Industrial Interchange Stainless Steel Quick-
Supplying 175-300 5 65-75
Disconnect fitting.
Grade D V5
Breathing AC100031 - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Schrader Quick-Disconnect fitting. 25 1 55-65
Air AC100032 - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Snap-Tite Steel Quick-Disconnect fitting. 50 1 56-69
AC100033 - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Snap-Tite Brass Quick-Disconnect fitting.
25-300 6 80-95
AC100034 - Cool Tube Assembly with 1/4” Snap-Tite Stainless Steel Quick-Disconnect fitting. V10
25-300 5 80-95

MUST be used to connect V10 hose WARNING : Before connecting the

Air Supply Hose
lengths together. Secure connection(s) AC1000 Cool Tube to the respirator, be
To maintain your Bullard respirator’s until wrench tight and leak free. sure the breathing air at least meets the
MSHA/NIOSH approval, use only Use of any other air supply hose voids minimum Grade D requirements. (See Air
approved Bullard V10 Series hose(s) in MSHA/NIOSH approval on the entire res- Quality section on front page.)
lengths of 25 to 300 feet, or Bullard V5 pirator assembly and could reduce the Compressed air must be dry enough to
Series hose in lengths of 25 or 50 feet, airflow to the respirator, possibly resulting prevent ice buildup in the cold airstream.
between the AC1000’s quick-disconnect in serious injury or death to the respirator Ice could reduce airflow into the respirator
fitting and the point-of-attachment to the wearer. hood.
hose. Bullard V11 hose-to-hose adaptors

Preparation and Use of the AC1000

1. In an uncontaminated atmosphere 5. Put the hood on by following the direc- 7. When finished working, leave the work
screw the hose connector fitting on the tions in your respirator instruction man- area wearing the respirator. With the air
end of the breathing tube to the fitting ual. If you do not have instructions, still flowing into the hood, remove the
on the AC1000. Tighthen hose connec- contact Bullard Customer Service at hood and then disconnect the air sup-
tors firmly (Figure 1). the address or phone numbers given ply hose using the quick-disconnect
2. Lace the belt supplied with the Cool below. coupler attached to the AC1000 Cool
Tube through the belt bracket. Slots 6. To obtain cooler air, turn the air temper- Tube.
are provided for wearing the tube ature control knob counterclockwise
either vertically or horizontally on the (Figure 1).
waist. Maximum cooling is attained when
3. With the approved Bullard air supply knob is fully open and when there is
hose connected to the air source and maximum airflow out of the AC1000
with air flowing into the hose, connect exhaust port.
the quick-disconnect coupler on the air
To obtain air that is closer to ambient
supply hose to the quick-disconnect
temperature, turn air temperature con-
nipple on the AC1000 Cool Tube.
trol knob clockwise. If knob is fully Point-of-attachment
4. Adjust the air pressure at the point-of- closed, your respirator will receive air
attachment to within the approved at ambient temperature.
pressure range (Figure 2). See the Air Figure 2
Pressure section on the front page.

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