What respirator filters should I use?
Honeywell recommends N95, R95, or P95 filters as the most basic protection. But if you are working in areas around 100 square feet, with heavy mold and substantial release of dust, you need a half-face air-purifying respirator equipped with N100, R100, or P100 filters for better protection.
Is N95 the same as P3?
The N95 is the USA equivalent of the European P2 and P3 masks with the P3 offering the higher protection. The N95 mask has a Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of >95% @ 0.3 micron. These face masks minimize patient contamination to exhaled microorganisms. Offers a >99% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE).
Is P2 mask same as N95?
N95 and the P2 respirators are essentially the same type of half-face particulate respirators, which serve the same purpose. These respiratory protective devices are intended to protect the wearer from airborne contaminants. The mask must be fitted and adjusted correctly to your face to provide the intended protection.
How long does a P100 filter last?
Provided they are stored unopened in the original packaging, filters will last five years from manufacture date.
What are the colors on the respirator cartridges?
Each respirator cartridge is labeled with a letter and a specific color for every gas or gas family in compliance with the EN 14687 European standard. Organic gas and vapor with boiling point above 65°C (solvents, hydrocarbons, alcohols, benzene, ethanol, refrigerants/freons, white spirit)
When to use a respirator cartridge in a gas mask?
Respirator cartridges are used with half-mask respirators, full-face mask respirators or powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) to filter contaminated air. * In presence of asphyxiating substances, which reduce the oxygen rate, the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is required.
What kind of iodine can you put in a respirator cartridge?
Mercury vapor and derivatives – mainly associated with P3 respirator cartridges Ammonia and organic derivatives (DMA, DMEA, hydrazine, methylamine, MMH, UMDS) Respirator cartridge against radioactive iodine, radioactive methyl iodine
What kind of filter does a respirator use?
Respirator cartridge for organic compound gas and vapor with boiling point below 65°C (many VOCs, methyl acetate, acetone, chloroform, methanol, phenol, styrene) Inorganic gas and vapor (hydrocyanic acid, bromine, chlorine, cyanide, chlorine dioxide, fluorine, hydrogen sulfide, carbon disulfide)