NBC Collective Protection
Atmosphere Control International is the provider of cost effective nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection through innovation and optimisation of resources that meets the needs and perceived threats to the fleet.
A 10 year long Holistic Equipment Support Solution (HESS) contract was developed to provide for a Prime (ACI) to act as the single point provider together with his first tier specialist contractors who are partnered with him to manage the total logistic support. Wellman Defence Limited became partners of the UK MoD as of April 2004.
The Prime provides a vendor managed inventory system. This innovative approach is delivering a highly efficient asset management system that has enabled significant reduction in the through life cost of support. See below for the equipment that ACI and our partners are supplying to provide NBC protection to the Royal Navy and other navies around the world.
A Regenerable Chemical Filter, using a Pressure and Temperature Swing Adsorber (PTSA), was supplied as a technology demonstrator to Dstl Porton Down for evaluation. Its performance was such that it remains the "gold-standard" against which all other regenerable systems are assessed (see picture).