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Respiratory Protection

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Respiratory protectionTo protect welders, safety authorities in each country have set Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) for specific fume pollutants. Unfortunately, these "upper limits" may still expose the everyday welder to certain levels of contamination. For example, if the combined OELs for a work area are 5mg/m3 or higher, you could inhale 11 grams or more of welding particles every year.*

The EN standards specifies the minimum performance requirements a product must meet. Respirators are also classified by the protection factor they provide. The protection factor of the respirator indicates how much the pollutant is reduced (or filtered from the air) before it reaches the user.

The multiple benefits of personal respiratory protection:

  • Products provide nominal protection factor up to 50
  • Improved worker comfort: a cool, refreshing atmosphere within the helmet
  • Integrated protection

Under normal working conditions the respiratory rate is about 20 litres of air/minute. Over a working year (100%), a welder breathes in about 2.300m3 of air. Under working conditions with 5mg/m3 of welding particles in the air, a welder breathes in 11 grams of particles/year.

3M Adflo

3m-Adflo-app copy.jpg3M AdfloThis is high efficiency particulate respiratory protection system for welders is partnered with the 3M Speedglas 9100 welding helmet.The 3M Adflo PAPR features a NiMH battery, high efficiency particulate filter, and a wide leather belt With audible and visual alarms to signal low airflow and low battery charge. This respiratory system is perfect for welding in small and confined spaces as the user can weld while the 3M Adflo provides fresh air to enable you to breath.



3M 7502/3 Half Mask

3M Half MaskA 3M Breakthrough in half mask comfort and fit. Silicone mask supplied without filters. Very pliable face seal for extra comfort and good face fit. Innovative exhalation valve to decrease breathing resistance.



3M 4251 FFA1P2D

3m Half FaceOranganic Vapour / Particulate Resirator.
Used for organic gases and vapours as well as particulates concerning dust, mist and fume. Suitable for welding applications and maintenance work shops.
Protection against organic vapours with BP >65ºC & good warning properties (water and oil based) and particulates. Maximum use limitation for organic vapours 10 x WEL or 1000ppm, whichever is the lowest and 10 x WEL for particulates

3M 9322 Dust/Mist FFP2S

Dust/MistThis new generation of respirators provides comfort and style without compromising performance
Extensive European field trials have proved the superiority of this range over more traditional respirators

  • Three-panel design for improved comfort, fir and communication
  • Reliable, effective protection against fine particulates
  • 3M Cool Flow valve reduces heat build-up to offer comfortable protection, particularly in hot and humid conditions
  • Individually packed, foldable design prevents contamination before use and allows easy storage
  • Soft inner cover-web for greater comfort against the skin
  • Even-tensioned straps relieve pressure for a comfortable and secure fit

3M 9925 Premium Welding Fume Respirator FFP2S

  • PremiumSpecially designed to offer respiratory protection in welding operations
  • Efficient particulate filter resists clogging for extended use against welding fume
  • Activated carbon layer filters out Ozone generated by MIG, TIG and ARC welding operations
  • 3M Cool Flow valve reduces heat build-up to offer comfortable protection
  • Flame retardant, the specially treated outer-shell offers increased flame retardancy
  • Welding shields, low profile design for compatibility with welding shields



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