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The next generation of 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), with the latest welding helmets and faceshields, represents a big step forward in welding protection. It is a slim, robust PAPR designed specifically for welders. Since its launch 13 years ago, the Adflo PAPR has become one of the most popular powered air purifying respirators for welding.*

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All of the benefits of the 9100 welding helmets can be used in combination with powered or supplied air respiratory protection.


Parts and accessories

All of the benefits of the 9100 welding helmets can be used in combination with powered or supplied air respiratory protection.

  • Protection against organic vapours and acid gases.

  • Protects against particulates. Keeping your powered air system clean.

  • Add-ons for the complete system.


A belt mounted regulator used in the 3M™ Speedglas™ Fresh-Air III Supplied Air System.

3M™ Speedglas™ Fresh-Air III Supplied Air System

Lightweight, belt-mounted regulators to control airflow and cool/heat air.

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A lithium-ion battery that goes in the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator.

To improve welding comfort, the 3M™ Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator now has a lithium-ion battery, making the device approximately 20% lighter.*

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The stackable configuration of the 3M™ Adflo™ Turbo Unit means that the gas and vapour cartridge can be stacked onto the particle filter for additional protection from specific organic vapours and acid gases. For cooler, cleaner and more comfortable welding.*

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A black 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator.

3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator

The slim profile and ergonomic design makes it easier to go into tight welding spaces and offers the quality and functions you could expect from a robust powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) system.

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Welding Respiratory Systems

Breathe easier.

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A refreshing breeze for more comfortable welding — specifically designed to meet your needs.

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3M offers a competitive trade-in program for 3M™ Adflo™ Welding Kits.

You may be eligible to trade in your current brand of welding helmet and Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).

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Types of respiratory systems

  • 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  

  • 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.

    Products for supplied air  


Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Solutions

Many different PAPR configurations from 3M are available to fit a wide range of workplace and wearer comfort needs.

  • 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator for Welding.

    The stackable configuration of the 3M™ Adflo™ Turbo Unit means that the gas and vapour cartridge can be stacked onto the particle filter for additional protection from specific organic vapours and acid gases. For cooler, cleaner and more comfortable welding.

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  • A video still of a 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator with the filter exploded to show the various components.

     


Supplied Air Respirator Solutions

While NIOSH-approved respirators are commonly comprised of various component parts, they are only approved as a complete unit. The NIOSH approval for a supplied-air respirator will commonly include the: headgear; breathing tube; air regulating valve; belt; breathing airline and accessories. The use of components which are not part of the approved assembly results in a respirator that has not been evaluated and certified by NIOSH.

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-107/pdfs/2016-107.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2016107 (English only)

  • External compressed air source that is independent of the hazardous environment offering airflow to the headtop to suit personal preference.

  • Compressed air breathing hoses that can be connected to our broad range of supplied air respiratory solutions.

  • Regulating valves are a personal air conditioning unit on your belt. In many areas of industry, workers are sometimes exposed to uncomfortably high or low temperatures in addition to high concentrations of hazardous contaminants.

  • External compressed air source that is independent of the hazardous environment offering airflow to the headtop to suit personal preference.

  • Find your customized welding helmet combination.

  • A supplied air hose (sold separately) is required to complete the NIOSH-approved system.


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