3M Powerflow Face‑Mounted Powered Air Purifying Respirator, Medium
- Great for lead, asbestos, or mold
- Great in higher temperature applications
- High efficiency particulate (HE) filters only
This powered air purifying respirator helps provide respiratory protection against dust, mist, fumes, radionuclides and radon daughters. Lightweight and face-mounted, it uses a high efficiency particulate filter. Ideal for lead and asbestos.
- US OSHA APF 1000 when used in accordance with 3M recommendations and user instructions.
- Economically priced.
- Compact design fits closely to the wearer
Face-mounted powered air purifying respirators may increase wearer productivity without the need to wear a motorized blower unit at the waist. Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) are motorized systems powered by a battery pack which draw air through a filter or cartridge to provide respiratory protection to the wearer. The blower unit can be mounted on the waist, face, or head, depending on the system selected.
Potential benefits include:
- Certain PAPR systems provide a higher level of respiratory protection than non-powered air filtering respirators.
- Constant flow of air can provide cooling for the worker, resulting in greater comfort for the wearer
- Loose-fitting headgear options provide respiratory protection without the need for a tight faceseal or fit testing
- Battery-powered blower pulls the air through the filter resulting in no additional breathing resistance to the wearer The 3M™ Powerflow™ System delivers a minimum of 4cfm when used with the filter. It uses the popular 6000 Series facepiece and its faceshield meets High Impact Requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003.
- Up to eight hours of battery service
- Lightweight and well-balanced
- Ideal for lead, asbestos, mold and other hazardous particulates
The complete system includes:
- Full Facepiece respirator
- Motor blower unit
- Battery pack
- Flow indicator.
Approved for use with high efficiency particulate filter only.
Inspection, Cleaning and Storage Procedures for 3M Reusable Respirators
Inspection - 3M6000 Series Respirators must be inspected before each use to ensure good operating condition. The facepiece must be repaired or replaced if there are damaged or defective parts. The following inspection procedure is suggested:
- Check facepiece for cracks, tears, and dirt. Be certain facepiece, especially face seal area, is not distorted.
- Examine inhalation valves for signs of distortion, cracking, or tearing.
- Make sure that head straps are intact and have good elasticity.
- Examine all plastic parts for signs of cracking or fatiguing. Make sure filter gaskets or seal areas are in good condition.
- Remove exhalation valve cover and examine exhalation valve and valve seat for signs of dirt, distortion, cracking, or tearing. Replace exhalation valve cover.
- Inspect lens of full facepiece for any damage that may impair respirator performance or vision.
Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning is recommended after each use. 3M Respirator Cleaning Wipes (3M-RCW-EA) may be used as an interim method in the cleaning schedule for individually assigned respirators, but they must not be the only method in place. During fit testing, wipes may also be used between employees being tested. However, these respirators must be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day, using procedures in appendix B-2 of 29 CFR 1910.134.
WARNING: Do not clean with solvents. Cleaning with solvents may degrade some respirator components and reduce respirator effectiveness. Inspect all respirator components before each use to ensure good operating condition. Failure to do so may result in sickness or death.
- Remove cartridges and filters.
- Clean facepiece (excluding filters and cartridges) by immersing in warm cleaning solution, water temperature not to exceed 120ºF and scrub with soft brush until clean. Add neutral detergent if necessary. Do not use cleaners containing lanolin or other oils.
- Disinfect facepiece by soaking in a solution of quaternary ammonia disinfectant (US-MBQGCL-01)
- Rinse in fresh, warm water and air dry in non-contaminated atmosphere.
- Respirator components must be inspected prior to each use. A respirator with any damaged or deteriorated components must be repaired or discarded.
- The cleaned respirator should be stored away from contaminated areas when not in use.
NOTE: The above information is outlined in the users’ instructions. Additionally, see specific product user instructions packaged with each respirator facepiece for additional information.
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