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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.

powered air purifying respirator or PAPR respirator unit for better safety

  • 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 atmosphere supplying respirator 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.

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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.

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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 filter cartridge 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

      In these cases the use of an atmosphere supplying respirator is advised.

    Our powered air purifying respirator devices

    The DUCT A ECO is a fully independent fresh air supplied air respirator that does not require special training, no compressed air cart, or breathing air compressor. Set in a safe area, its electric motor supplies one or two masks with fresh, breathable air.

    • DUCT A ECO fresh air supplied air respirator by Spasciani
    • Very economical solution: no compressed air cylinder, no air compressor!
    • Air supply hose up to 60m for 1 carrier or 30m for 2 carriers
    • Compatible with all RD DIN40 EN148-1 compliant masks
    • EN 138: 1994 approvals & EU 2016/425 regulations.
    • Particularly suitable for cleaning tanks, reservoirs, silos, wells, etc.
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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
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    Combinable with a wide range of filters and facepieces, the T-Air is an economical, sleek and modern powered air purifying respirator. A triple warning system ensures total safety throughout use: airflow, clogging and low battery alarm.

    • Powered air purifying respirator
    • Made of chemical and impact resistant ABS
    • Battery life > 10 hours with 3 hours charging time
    • High IP65 protection rating
    • Filter timer for filter replacement
    • Complete delivery with a comfort belt, battery, filter plug, charger, airflow indicator & instructions.
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    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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    PHANTOM Vision has been designed to exceed more and more demanding requests of any application that requires a full-face mask.

    • Powered air purifying respirator Phantom by Scott Safety
    • 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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    Especially designed for asbestos removal applications, the Proflow 2 SC 160 powered air purifying respirator is well suited for long-term interventions and provides optimal protection against asbestos (asbestos dust levels 1 & 2).

    • powered air purifying asbestos respirator proflow 2 SC
    • Two P3 particles filters & TM3 full-face mask.
    • Electronically regulated air flow (160L/min).
    • 10 hours autonomy (waterproof battery and fast charging).
    • Low battery and filter obstruction alarm and display.
    • Compliant with European standards.
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