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Powered and supplied air

Respiratory solutions for powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) systems.

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The differences between powered and supplied air respirators

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  • A woman in a hazmat suit who is also wearing a powered air purifying respirator.


  • Powered air

    A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) is a system that uses a fan to deliver filtered air into a variety of headgear and facepiece options.

    Products for powered air

  • A man in coveralls wearing a 3M™ Supplied Air Respirator.


  • Supplied air

    3M™ Supplied Air Respirators are designed to deliver clean air to the worker. The air can be supplied from a high-pressure compressor, low-pressure pumps, or cylinders (bottled air). 3M offers several products that can connect to a supplied air system including hoods, helmets, full facepieces, half facepieces and loose-fitting facepieces.

    Products for supplied air

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