3M™ Half and Full Facepiece Reusable Respirators paired with specially designed filters and cartridges help remove harmful elements from the air you breathe on the worksite. Comfortable, adaptable, and dependable, 3M has your face covered.
It’s more than the spores from your sixth grade science project.
For use with certain organic vapours. Includes the 3M™ Service Life Indicator, an end-of-service-life indicator (ESLI) that can help users determine when to change cartridges in appropriate environments.
P100 particulate filter. For use with mercury vapour, chlorine gas or sulphur dioxide. Includes the 3M™ Service Life Indicator, an end-of-service-life indicator (ESLI) that can help users determine when to change cartridges in appropriate environments.
Generally, filters are used to protect from exposure to particulates such as dust, mists, fumes, fibres, and bioaerosols. Alternatively, cartridges are used for protection against specific gases and vapours.
Why use a 3M™ Particulate Filter with Gas & Vapour Cartridges for some applications?
Some applications require protection against both particulates (dust, mist, fume, fibres and bioaerosols) and gases and vapours. Cartridges do not protect against particulate and filters do not protect against gases and vapours.
What is the shelf life of 3M™ Cartridges?
Provided they are stored unopened in the original packaging and away from direct sunlight, humidity and sources of high temperature, cartridges will last five years from manufacture date. See “use by” date on packaging.
How should I store my 3M™ Respirator Cartridges and Filters?
Prior to first use and when not in use, your 3M™ Respirator, Cartridges and Filters should be kept clean, cool and dry, away from contaminated atmospheres to avoid deterioration. Store cartridge in a sealed container or bag.
When do I replace my 3M™ Cartridge?
The service life (i.e., how long it will last) of any gas and vapour cartridge is affected by many factors such as the: contaminant, contaminant concentration, breathing rate, humidity level, temperature and other use conditions.
Replace 3M™ Gas & Vapour Cartridges:
• In accordance with your established change schedule or government regulation.
When do I replace my 3M™ Particulate Filters?
Replace 3M™ Particulate Filters when:
• When breathing resistance increases (becomes difficult to breathe comfortably,this will vary from individual to individual)
• If filter is damaged
• Dispose of P-Series filters after 40 hours of use or 30 days, whichever is first.
What is a Fit Test?
Because everyone’s face is different, a fit test is used to determine which make, model and size of face piece fits that individual. Refer to local jurisdictions for specifics of fit testing requirements.
Can I wear a tight-fitting respirator with a beard?
No. Do not use a tight-fitting respirator with beards or other facial hair or other conditions that prevent a good seal between the face and the face seal of the respirator.
Why are the filters and cartridges “pink”?
When a filter or cartridge has the magenta colour code it has the P100 designation. This colour provides uniformity and easy identification.
How do you calculate the service life of a cartridge?