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Powered & Supplied Air Respirators

Powered & Supplied Air Respirators

Work in a World of Comfort

3M offers an extensive and flexible range of industrial powered and supplied air respirators developed for a wide range of environments, applications and hazards. These respiratory protective systems can offer comfortable, integrated protection against multiple hazards providing respiratory, head, face, eye and hearing protection and also head, neck and shoulder coverage.

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P&SA What & Why


  1. Headtop connected to a powered air filtering blower unit; or
  2. Headtop connected by a regulator/valve to an external breathable compressed air source.
  3. Often includes other neck-up hazard protection eg eye, head, hearing, neck/shoulder coverage.


Comfort, Compliance and Protection

  1. Refreshing airflow and reduced breathing resistance
  2. Combined, integrated protection
  3. Can offer respiratory, head, face, eye, hearing, head/neck/shoulder coverage
  4. High protection factors
Powered vs. Supplied Air

Powered Air

  • Filters contaminants from your surroundings
  • Incorporates a battery powered motorized fan to draw air through a filter
  • High mobility
  • Cannot be used to protect against substances with poor warning properties (taste/smell)
  • Must not be used in conditions that are Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)

Supplied Air

  • Air is supplied from a compressor (compressed air must be of breathable quality)
  • Limited mobility
  • Can be used to protect against substances with poor warning properties (taste/smell)
  • Must not be used in conditions that are Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)
Modular vs. Individual

Modular Systems

  • The modular respirator system is a comprehensive approach to worker protection systems based on comfortable-to-wear components.
  • All modular headtops, air delivery units and breathing tubes are compatible with one another.
  • Users can mix and match parts as they move from one environment to another, or from one application to the next.
  • It is the ultimate in flexibility for handling changing user environments.

Individual Systems

  • Designed for specific applications for example foundries, asbestos stripping and painting.
  • Are available in belt-mounted, head-mounted and face-mounted configurations.
  • Are available in powered air and supplied air configurations.
  • Are not compatible with the modular range.

Powered & Supplied Air Respirator Range

Product Range Overview

To see how system selection is as easy as 1, 2, 3, view the powered and supplied air respirator range brochures.

3M™ Versaflo™ Respirator Systems - CE
3M™ Versaflo™ Respirator Systems - NIOSH


S-Series Hoods and Headcovers

S-Series Hoods and Headcovers

The 3M™ Versaflo™ Headtops, S-Series include integrated suspension headcovers and hoods and premium hoods with reusable suspensions. They offer lightweight comfortable protection for use in many light industrial environments requiring respiratory protection, as well as eye, face, head, neck and shoulder coverage. Features include:

  • Extensive sizing adjustment to comfortably fit a wide range of users.
  • Improved visibility.
  • Excellent airflow distribution for improved comfort, lower noise and reduced fogging.
  • Meet the highest respirator performance requirements for this type of product when used with specific 3M™ Air Delivery Units.
  • Integrated suspension headtops are ready to use straight out of the box and are suitable for applications that require frequent replacement of the entire headtop assembly.
  • Premium reusable suspension hoods with their user control of airflow distribution, offer a cost effective choice for environments requiring high rates of hood disposal. Only the soiled fabric is replaced, while the suspension and air duct can be reused.


M-Series Faceshields and Helmets

M-Series Faceshields and Helmets

The all-new 3M™ Versaflo™ Headtops, M-Series feature lightweight, compact and well-balanced faceshields and helmets that can offer integrated protection from a range of respiratory, head, eye and hearing hazards, with offerings for neck and shoulder coverage. Features include:

  • Integrated protection from multiple hazards.
  • M-300 and M-400 helmets meet the highest respirator performance requirements for this type of product when used with specific 3M™ Air Delivery Units.
  • Modern, well balanced designs.
  • Visor design combines excellent peripheral and downward vision with good optical clarity.
  • A deflector allows users to direct airflow inside the headtop for increased control and comfort.
  • Coated lenses provide chemical and scratch resistance.
  • Spare parts and accessories are quick, easy and intuitive to replace.
  • Offerings for hearing protection available separately.


TR-300 Particulate Turbo

TR-300 Particulate Turbo

The 3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Respirator System, TR-300 combines performance, protection and functionality with modern, stylish design and comfort. It is the key to easy-to-use, versatile, respiratory protection systems for particulate environments. Features include:

  • Slim, lightweight, balanced design.
  • Controlled flow, at nominal 190 l/min.
  • Easy to adjust and maintain.
  • Audible and visual low airflow and low battery alarms.
  • Battery charge indicator.
  • A window on the turbo allows instant identification of the installed filter.
  • Outer surfaces are easy to clean.
  • Suitable for use in a decontamination shower.


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