About 3M Versaflo Powered Air Solutions
3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Respirators
Versaflo™ is a brand manufactured by 3M™ and designed to provide clear and clean air for users in areas where there may be risk of either unpleasant or hazardous matter. The Versaflo™ is a modular respirator system which are comprised of an air delivery unit, a breathing tube and a head top. This modular design allows the Versaflo™ to be configured according to requirements and, henceforth able to adjust to the safety needs in very specific environments.
The success of Versaflo™ as a solution rests with its unique properties :
- COMFORT - the Versalo™ powered air system is extremely comfortable and can be worn all day as it's loose fit allows less pressure and an easier breathing action
- FRESH AIR - the constant stream of fresh air supports working in hot or busy environments
- ACCEPTANCE - always an issue with PPE products - it is important that users enjoy using supplied equipment
- FLEXIBILITY - the modular design allows users to mix and match modules dependent on their current situation
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST VERSAFLO™ SOLUTION
1 - HAZARD IDENTIFICATION : consider what type ( or types ) of dangers are present in the atmosphere : fumes, gases, vapours, particles etc
2 - RISK ASSESSMENT : - take into account physical threats from impact, noise etc.
3 - AIR TYPE : - in certain scenarios supplier air may be more suitable than powered air.
INDUSTRIES WHERE VERSAFLO™ WILL BE A PRIMARY CONSIDERATION
For all the industries below
Both, in internal woodworking areas (sanding, cutting and routing for example). In external tree cutting industries there is a high level of potential harm from dust and fine particles.
SURFACE PREPARATION AND PAINTING
Many industries require some type of coating application or removal. Many irritants can be present in such arenas. Where surface coatings are involved there are potentially harmful solvents and paints in the air such as adhesives, formaldehyde, paints, acetone and other solvents. Painting and coating can result in the release of mists and vapours.
Farming and other agricultural activities often create large areas of airborne particulate. These can be released from hay, grain or livestock. In addition, in agriculture one may require PPE protection from chemicals which can give off both physical and gaseous dangers.
PULP AND PAPER PROCESSING
Anyone working in the paper or pulp industries will be aware of the constant personal hazards presented by liquids, gases, vapours and particles. Versaflo™ combinations provide protection from these sort of respiratory hazards.
PHARMACEUTICALS AND CHEMICALS
In Pharma manufacturing and processing there is an ever present risk of contamination from fine particles, vapours and cytotoxic (toxic to living cells) compounds. The Chemical processing industry, as one would imagine produces a wide range of potential respiratory hazards . 3M™ Versaflo™ provide reliable respiratory protection as well as head coverage for such conditions.