Powered Air Respirators
Our powered air respirators (PAPR) can be worn by those people who have facial hair or beards. Because PAPR are loose-fitting, they don’t require a face-fit test and can be comfortably worn for long periods of time.
Our Powered Air Respirators
Powered Respirator Information
Powered Air Respirators remove the need for fit testing, ensuring that a high volume of clean air is delivered to the breathing zone to provide a high level of protection. The perfect choice for many industries where dust poses a great danger to health.
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Market leader 3M produce the popular Versaflo respirators. They’re designed to be comfortable, durable and they offer value for money
What is a Powered Air Respirator?
An air-purifying respirator (APR) is, quite simply, any respirator that purifies air, such as half-mask respirators. For PAPRs, that “P,” for “powered,” represents the key difference: PAPRs use a power source, whereas APRs do not.
Why do we use it?
In a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, when typical disposable masks are in short supply, you might find yourself considering other respiratory product options. One of those options may be powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “a PAPR can be used for protection during healthcare procedures in which HCP are exposed to greater risks of aerosolised pathogens causing acute respiratory infections.”
PAPRs are a versatile option because you can configure them as full-face or hooded face piece and fit them with filters offering various levels of protection appropriate to your needs. According to the CDC, “when used properly, PAPRs provide increased protection and decrease the likelihood of infection transmission to the wearer” compared with other respiratory products.
Powered Respirator Benefits:
Reusable components and replaceable filters
Protects against gases, vapors or particles
Provides eye protection
Low breathing resistance