Respirator Tools & Software
3M offers many ways to help you select the appropriate respirator for your needs.
Service Life Software
It offers users an easy method for calculating end of service life for 3M™ Respirator Cartridges. This information can be used to establish an appropriate change schedule. The software contains a database of properties for about 200 organic vapor contaminants as well as a database of 3M™ Cartridges. It calculates service life based on workplace conditions such as contaminant concentration, temperature, work rate and atmospheric pressure.
This software is made available to you free of charge, and you can run it on the web:
Web Service Life Software
Respirator Selection Guide
This guide provides respirator selection criteria for a wide range of chemical compounds.
Respirator Selection Guide, English [PDF 1 MB]
This no-cost guide provides respirator selection criteria for a wide range of chemical compounds.
Online Respirator Selection Software
Effective June 26, 2010, the Online Respirator Selection Software is no longer available.
It will be replaced by a "New" Respirator Select & Service Life Software in the near future. In the interim, you can click on the Selection Guide - Electronic / Printed tab to view or print a .PDF of the current Selection Guide.
If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Service line in Malaysia at 03-78062888.