Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a hard hat option to its current Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) line. The hard hat is paired with Titanium Series™ auto-darkening welding helmets, which feature exclusive InfoTrack™ digital lens technology. Read more about the new PAPR with Hard-Hat.
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What is a better solution for your welding application, a fume extraction device or a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)? It comes down to the consideration of source capture versus PPE. In this article we take a look at considerations for choosing a system appropriate to your application. Bottom line: source capture is always preferred, but some applications require more personal protection.
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Miller teamed up with J.F. Ahern’s Pipe Fabrication shop to get them premium Arc Armor welding PPE that they had never tried before. The Miller team came in and personally matched up each of the welding operators with the correct welding protection for their application. They were given PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators) to keep from breathing in smoke and harmful fumes, WeldX and Classic Cloth Jackets, Titanium 9400i welding helmets with integrated grinding shields, gloves and more. After a week of use, the Miller team came back and got these testimonials from the guys and we couldn’t have asked for better feedback.
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Miller announced last week that it’s adding the Titanium 9400i industrial auto-darkening welding helmet as an option to its line of powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs). You can read all about Miller’s full line of PAPRs here.
Who needs a PAPR? People are using it for more than safety these days, as it also substantially improves the comfort of a welder throughout the day. Here’s an excerpt from an article put together last year with our friends at Ultra Machine and Fabrication. You can read the whole article here.
Ultra’s welding operations are intensive: two eight-hour shifts with almost non-stop welding (and thus, non-stop exposure to welding fumes). Miller’s PAPRs are integrated with EliteTM auto-darkening welding helmets to create a solution that fully covers the welder’s face and neck. Such a design minimizes direct contact with the welding fumes. Miller’s PAPRs (NIOSH Certified 42 CFR Part 84, Assigned Protection Factor (APF): 25) protect the welder beyond what OSHA regulates as acceptable levels in an eight-hour time period. Both audible and vibrating alarms notify the welder if air levels coming into the helmet fall below NIOSH specified levels”It alleviates breathing harmful vapors and smoke,” says David Setzer, welder/fabricator, Ultra Machine and Fabrication. “It keeps you cooler, and I go home at the end of the day and it’s not as hard to breath. It’s the best thing they’ve done.”
You can see Ultra’s feedback in video here.