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Powered air purifying respirator – PAPR

A powered air purifying respirator – PAPR – is the highest level of filtering respiratory protection. Contrary to classic gas masks that are note positive pressure units, the breathing effort is transferred to an engine that injects a constant filtered air flow into a face piece.

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  • Powered air purifying respirator PAPR features

    A powered air purifying respirator, also known as PAPR, is an enhanced filtering respiratory protective device. A PAPR respirator is composed of a face piece, one or several breathing protective filters (for particles, gas or both), a lightweight engine and a corrugated hose.

    This type of respirator is a positive pressure equipment. This means that the breathing effort is reduced as a motored blower directly injects air into the face piece through a corrugated hose. The main asset for these devices is the reduction of the breathing effort.

    Thus using a positive pressure respirator shall be preferred for demanding and long duration works or for applications in intense heat environments. Moreover, the overpressure generated by an PAPR respirator ensures a high nominal protection factor – higher than provided by a classic gas mask.

  • Powered air purifying hood and mask

    Powered air purifying respirator hood

    Hoods are made of a soft material resistant to some corrosive gases. They cover head and feature a large field of view. With a PAPR hood, airflow is well distributed for enhanced comfort.

    Powered air purifying hood


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    Powered air purifying respirator masks

    Powered air purifying respirator masks are used when a pollutant concentration exceeds 40 times the OEL (occupational exposure limit for 8 hours). Air is directly injected into the PAPR mask close to breathing tracts in order to not dry out the eyes.

    Powered air purifying masks


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  • Powered air purifying respirator filter

    The efficiency of a powered air purifying respirator depends on the device tightness (face piece, engine and PAPR filter). /filtering cartridges are labeled with a letter (hood category) and a figure (PAPR respirator tightness level).

    Tightness is measured in percentage of gas pollutant leak into a PAPR face piece. Particles pollutants are labeled with SLP – for solid and liquid particles – without any efficiency class.

    TH (Turbo Hood) for hood-style face pieces:

    . TH1 stops 90% of aerosols (10% penetration rate)

    . TH2 stops 98% of aerosols (2% penetration rate)

    . TH1 stops 99,8% of aerosols (0,2% penetration rate)

    TM (Turbo Mask) for mask-style face pieces – half-mask and full face mask:

    . TM1 stops 95% of aerosols (5% penetration rate)

    . TM2 stops 99,5% of aerosols (0,5% penetration rate)

    . THM stops 99,95% of aerosols (0,05% penetration rate)

    Find the proper respirator cartridge filter for your application


    • PAPR limitations and restrictions

      Never use filtering respiratory personal protective equipment - like a powered air purifying respirator - in the following situations:

      - Ambient oxygen rate below 19%

      - In confined spaces or any poorly ventilated areas: tanks, tunnels, boat slips…

      - When the substance concentration is unknown or immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH)

      - When the substance concentration exceeds the allowable concentration or the gas mask filter capacity

    Our powered air purifying respirator devices

    Powered air purifying respirator – PHANTOM

    PHANTOM Vision has been designed to exceed more and more demanding requests of any application that requires a full-face mask.

    • Protection respiratoire filtrante : masque à ventilation assistée
    • Brushless motor for an excellent reliability
    • Available in 3 different sizes to suit everyone
    • Airtight design: reduces service costs
    • Electrical contacts protection and electronical engine management
    • Long lifetime
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    Powered air purifying respirator Duraflow

    The Duraflow powered air respirator is a versatile solution for hazardous workspaces. It provides a quality respiratory protection for a fair price.

    • The powered air purifying respirator Duraflow PAPR
    • Compatibility with RD DIN 40 universal filter cartridges
    • Rechargeable battery – 2 available version: 8 or 16 hours runtime
    • Automatic airflow regulation (160l/min)
    • Visual alarms, notifications and display
    • CEN1294 & CE0086 certified, IP55/IP67
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    The X-plore 8000 is a powered air purifying respirator especially designed to provide a reliable and convenient respiratory protection solution. Fully modular, this system can operate for at least 4 hours with only one charge for safe applications.

    • The X-plore 8000 PAPR respirator system by Dräger enhanced positive pressure respirator
    • Rugged design for daily use
    • Modular and versatile
    • Comfortable and secured with rubber protectors
    • Easy to disassemble for easy servicing
    • Compatible with a large range of accessories
    • Additional information

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    Powered air purifying respirator PROFLOW 2

    The Proflow2 PAPR is a compact and lightweight device featuring a curved backplate for user comfort during long-term applications. This powered air purifying respirator is available in 120L/min or 160L/min versions.

    • complete Scott Safety PAPR powered-air-purifying Proflow2
    • DIN40 standard filters compatible with single-cartridge masks.
    • From 7 to 15 hours runtime depending on the face piece.
    • 70 dB audible low battery alarm.
    • Compatible with many face pieces.
    • Certifications: complies with EN12941 and 12942 standards.
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    Powered air purifying respirator – TORNADO

    The Tornado powered air purifying respirator range offers the world most versatile respiratory protective solutions.

    • Air purifying respirator against toxic gas and particle
    • Ergonomic design: compact and lightweight turbo motor
    • Powered air reduces breathing effort
    • Very large range of masks and hoods
    • Available with particle, gas or combined filter

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    Powered air purifying respirator – PROFLOW3 EX

    To date, Proflow3 EX is the only positive pressure respiratory protective equipment against volatile organic compounds on the market (SCOTT Safety patent).

    • Powered air mask Proflow3 EX
    • Better control of VOC removal (AX gas)
    • 120L/min flow to reduce breathing effort for long-term applications
    • From 7 to 15 hours runtime – fully charged within 6 hours
    • Continuous monitoring of remaining battery & filter clogging
    • ATEX certified

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