Respirator & PAPR Filters
Respirator & PAPR Filters are available for sale at Professional Safety Services (UK) Ltd through our sales department. We stock a wide range of negative pressure respirators and powered air respirators complete with full ranges of headtops.
A respirator is a device designed to protect the wearer from inhaling particulate matter. This includes airborne microrganisms, fumes, vapors, i.e. gases. Respirators range from relatively inexpensive single-use disposable face masks. They also offer more robust reusable models with replaceable cartridges and are used by the military, private industry and the public.
There are two main categories: the air-purifying respirator which forces contaminated air through a filtering element. Air-supplied respirator also which force an alternate supply of fresh air to be delivered. Hence, within each category, different techniques are employed to reduce or eliminate noxious airborne contaminants.
Powered Air Respirator
A powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) is a type of personal protective equipment used to safeguard workers against contaminated air. PAPRs consist of a respirator in the form of a hood, or full-face mask, which takes ambient air that is contaminated with one or more type of pollutant or pathogen, actively removes (filters) a sufficient proportion of these hazards, and then delivers the clean air to the user’s face and/or mouth. PAPRs are sometimes called positive-pressure masks, blower units, or just blowers.
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