Factair has supplied specialist compressed air equipment to the Ministry of Defence spanning more than 30 years. Within the range of products Factair is proud to have designed and manufactured are the:
PTRF - Portable Tyre Repair Facility (NSN 4910-99-352-4397)
GPAC - General Purpose Air Compressor (NSN 4F/4310-99-341-7014)
GPCPTK - General Purpose Combat Power Tool Kit (NSN 5180-99-440-1108)
F4000 - Safe-Air Tester (NSN 6665-99-613-3897)
F2235 – Dive Check (NSN 6630-99-732-2569)
F2235-H - Air Quality Checker (NSN 4240 99 846 2718)
VO4DM Field Maintenance Diesel Engine Driven Air Compressor
Factair continues to support these products as well as a range of other bespoke military systems.
The benefits of using compressed air power tools have long since been known in the automotive and commercial field vehicle workshop environment. However, if the vehicles you need to maintain are in remote field locations, then you not only require the speed and efficiency compressed air power tools provide, but also compact transportable air compressors, powerful enough to operate all the tools and equipment.
Factair has worked alongside the MoD for the last 30 years developing and supplying compressed air operated maintenance equipment for their ever-changing needs. Factair has an extensive range of diesel portable driven compressors, together with the associated power tools and accessories. Recent projects for the MoD include:
VO4DM MKII & MKIII Field Maintenance Compressor
This compact mobile diesel driven rotary vane compressor provides a convenient source of compressed air for a wide variety of applications. Designed to operate in a range of climate conditions, these units have uprated intake filtration and aftercooler. The VO4DM MKIII also includes a compressed-air driven vacuum pump
ideal for tent deflation.
General Purpose Air Compressor (GPAC), type Code KDP, NSN 4F/4310-99-341-7014
These mobile diesel engine driven compressors are used for a wide variety of ground support applications with the Royal-Air Force.
F4000 Safe-Air Tester, NSN 6665-99-613-3897
These instruments automatically test the quality of breathing-air in accordance with BS EN12021:2014.
F2235-H Air Quality Checker - NSN 4240-99-846-2718
The Air Quality Checker provides a quick and easy method for checking the levels of water, oil, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in breathing-air contained in HP dive cylinders.
Portable Tyre Repair Facility (PTRF), NSN 4910-99-352-4397
These self contained facilities provide a complete tyre changing and repair facility in remote operations for tyre sizes up to and including DROPS IMMLC.
CR2 Track Maintenance Tool Kits, NSN 4910-99-350-5243
Designed within the constraints of 2 NATO post pallet these units provide a self contained compressed-air source and tools for track maintenance on the Challenger 2 MBT.
For bespoke applications contact Factair's technical department
GENERAL PURPOSE COMBAT POWER TOOL KIT
The General Purpose Combat Power Tool Kit provides the REME and Royal Engineers with a 4.5 kVA diesel driven mobile generator and comprehensive range of Makita tools and ancillaries including: drills, grinders, saw, breaker, work bench pump and lighting set.
All of these ancillary items are supplied in tough polyethylene carry boxes with individual trays to protect each component.
In addition the GPCPTK is also supplied with a power smoothing unit to provide a stabilised power supply for sensitive electronic devices.
CONTAINERISED SOLUTIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Factair's specialist engineering team is able to apply its extensive knowledge of compressed-air and pneumatic systems to a vast range of problem solving solutions for the military applications.
Examples of projects range from the Portable Tyre Repair Facility installed within an ISO 20ft container and capable of being transported on a drops vehicle to analysis equipment used to check for contaminants in breathing-air supplied to RAF paint spraying facilities.
Factair's expertise has also been applied to provide fully automated breathing-air supply systems for operatives working within aircraft fuel tanks. Each of these projects can be supplied with a comprehensive Contractor Logistic Support package.