This belt-mounted powered air purifying respirator assembly includes components needed to make a complete PAPR system. Helps provide respiratory protection when combined with 3M™ Headgear and breathing tube.
The GVP powered air purifying respirator is a motorized blower unit worn at the waist that delivers filtered air into a hood, helmet or facepiece. The GVP allows the wearer to choose from a wide selection of filters that offer flexibility and freedom to work in a variety of industrial environments. These systems are compatible with many different styles of headgear including hoods, loose fitting facepieces, helmets, and full facepieces. PAPR systems include a headpiece, a breathing tube, motor-blower unit, filter, and/or a cartridge and battery pack.
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
This NIOSH-approved powered air purifying respirator assembly includes: