Beta welder's respirators

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Why should I use a welding respirator?

Dangerous elements are present in the welding workplace and suitable respiratory protection should be used to protect both short and long-term health. Welding fumes and gases are created through the burning of parent metals, welding filler materials, their coverings, shielding gases, paints, and chemical reactions from the arc’s ultraviolet light and heat process, including contaminants in the air from solvents and cleaners.

Exposure to welding fumes is a serious occupational hazard and can cause many health problems if carried out without respiratory protection. Ultraviolet radiation given off by welding reacts with oxygen and nitrogen in the air to form ozone and nitrogen oxides, which can be life-threatening in high concentrations, cause lung disease, and in small concentrations, irritate the nose and throat.

A single production welder can produce 20-40 g of fumes per hour, which corresponds to about 35-70 kg of welding fumes per year. Occupational exposure limit levels (OEL) to welding fume particulate is defined by mg/m³, i.e., the concentration of fume in the air, measured by its weight in milligrams per cubic meter of air. For general welding fumes, the point at which it is recommended to use respiratory protection is 5 mg/m³. Check your local standards authority and recommendations and ensure the Kemppi respiratory device you select meets your personal needs.

How does a welding respirator work?

A welding respirator consists of a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) unit, air hose, and welding helmet with an integrated face seal. The PAPR has a fan motor that is powered by a battery. It is equipped with a particulate filter or a combination of particulate and gas filters. There are also supplied air delivery systems, which use known breathable pure compressed air.

The purified air is led along with the air hose to the helmet creating positive pressure inside the helmet shell and face seal. Positive pressure inside the welding helmet means that breathing is easy and ambient contaminated air cannot flow inside the helmet. It is a so-called positive pressure respirator.

How long does Gamma and Beta welding respirator’s battery last?

Robust and durable, PFU 210e offers selectable fan speeds of 160 lpm and 210 lpm, battery, and filter status indicators, including a choice of either standard-duty or heavy-duty batteries. Lithium-Ion battery technology guarantees fast charging times and the power to protect with either a particle filter or combined filter sets with the A1B1E1 gas filter. When the A1B1E1 gas filter is in use, the Smart Sense technology automatically regulates the PFU 210e to airspeed 160 lpm, extending both filter and battery lifetime. The fast-charging battery effectively empowers the work shift as you can run with a new battery and particle filter approx. 8 hours (when using SD battery) and 16 hours (when using HD battery).

Which welding respirator model do I need when welding stainless steel?

There are no common rules for which filter should be used with specific materials. It depends on many details such as surface treatment, purity of the material, and contamination of the environment like air (i.e., ozone). A combination filter (particulate and gas filter) always creates the best protection against harmful fumes and gases.

Please refer to our Welding Safety catalogue for a more detailed table about filtering devices and chemicals.

How often should I change the filters to my PAPR welding respirator?

The PFU 210e PAPR has an automatic filter condition measuring system. An LED light in the user interface illuminates red, the vibration motor starts running and an alarm noise can be heard when the filter needs to be changed at once. It is reasonable to follow the LED light color in the user interface. When it illuminates as orange, it is quite close to being clogged and needs to be changed. If the battery runtime starts to be too short, changing the particulate filter or prefilter can help.

How can I know when it is time to change the gas filter to my PAPR welding respirator?

The gas filter is not collecting particles in it as the particulate filter does (the gas filter does not clog as the particulate filter does). That is why the particulate filter needs to always be fixed on the gas filter = combination filter. The only way to find out if a gas filter is still filtering gases as it should is the smell test. If a user can feel any smell coming through the welding helmet, the gas filter needs to be changed at once. If the harmful gas does not smell, then a regular gas filter change interval is recommended.

What is the difference between the TH2 and TH3 standards?

The nominal protection factors assigned by the European Standard Authorities to a class of a respirator (PAPR or Airline supplied device fitted with a hood or a helmet under standard EN12941) define a Nominal Protection Factor (NPF) based on the tested inward leakage efficiency of the respirator device. For TH2 certified welding respirators, the inward leakage is allowed to be max. 2%. For TH3 certified welding respirators, the inward leakage is allowed to be max. 0.2 %. All Kemppi PAPR welding respirator models are following standard EN12941, and their class is either TH2 or TH3.

What is Supplied Air Respiratory Protection?

Supplied Air Respiratory Protection means that breathing air delivered to a fresh air welding helmet is created by a compressor. Supplied air sources must meet mandatory local breathable air quality regulations.

Welder's respirators connected with a breathable air supply from a compressor meeting EN 12021 are defined under EN 14594. The Kemppi welder's respirators must only be used in areas where the oxygen content exceeds 17% and must not be used as a self-contained breathing apparatus, or for escape purposes.

What is Powered Air Respiratory Protection?

Powered Air Respiratory Protection means that breathing air coming inside the welding helmet is purified by a battery-operated filtering unit (see above “How does a welding respirator work” or compressed breathing air system (see above “What is Supplied Air Respiratory Protection?”). Powered Air Respiratory Protector means the same as Powered Air Purifying Respirator and it is shortened to PAPR.

Isn’t it cheaper to buy disposable welder’s face masks compared to welding respirator?

Disposable welder's face masks are a cheaper solution if only welding occasionally. However, professional welders and fabricators would typically use 1 x disposable mask per day and over time those costs would multiply and outweigh the investment cost of a quality PAPR or supplied air system, including replacement maintenance filters, not to mention the amount of waste that disposable masks cause. Usually, PAPR systems give better breathing protection and are more comfortable in long-term use because of cooling air circulation.

Welding respirator offers lightweight comfort and protection

NEW improved Beta e series welding respirators provide cool and clean breathing air, from either a PFU 210e battery powered filter unit offering optimal freedom of movement around the workspace, or a supplied breathing air solution where the airflow is regulated from the RSA 230.

Although the connection to RSA230 more tightly controls the freedom of movement to a local area, supplied air solutions suit applications where welding and shielding gases may build up displacing the breathing air.

Beta PFA/SFA/XFA welding respirator models are certified with a maximum inward leakage level of 2 % and when connected to the PFU 210e filter unit, offer the option of combined particle and gas filtration set.

Benefits

  • Beta e90 PFA/SFA/XFA respirator models
  • For welding, tacking, cutting, grinding, inspection
  • Battery-powered PAPR or airline supplied models
  • XFA model features LiFE+ Color ADF technology including shades 14 and 15
  • SFA model features LiFE+ Color ADF technology including shades 9–13
  • EN 175 B, AS/NZS 1337.1, EN 12941 TH2 and AS/NZS 1716
  • Optional A1B1E1 GAS filter
  • Fast charging PAPR battery packs
  • Leather belt and metal buckle
  • Lightweight welding respirator – Beta e90 PFA with face seal weighs only 650 g
  • Comfort headband
  • Magnifying lens option
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Easy breathing

Easy breathing

Positive pressure design makes breathing effortless and keeps dangerous welding fumes out.

Clean and safe breathing air

Clean and safe breathing air

Highly efficient filters block no less than 98% of the airborne particles.

Safety for multiple use

Safety for multiple use

Premium protection for welding, tacking, cutting, grinding and inspection processes

Product options

Beta e90 PFA
Beta e90 PFA TH2 rated PAPR packages featuring solutions for both particle and gas filtration. Package contains Beta e90 PFA welding helmet, shade 11 passive welding lens, powered air respirator PFU 210e, air hose, pre-filter, particle filter, battery 3.2 Ah, battery charger, flow meter, leather belt with comfort padding. View more
Technical specifications
Product code
P0701
Weight
650 g
Operating temperature
– 5 ... + 55 °C <80% Rh
EN 175
B
EN 12941
TH2
AS/NZS 1716;
P1
Welding filter
Passive
View size
100 x 78 mm
Filter dimension
110 x 90 mm
Shade range
11
LiFE+ Color (yes/no)
No
Grinding fuction (yes/no)
No
PAPR
PFU 210e
Beta e90 SFA
Beta e90 SFA TH2 rated PAPR packages featuring solutions for both particle and gas filtration. Package contains Beta e90 SFA welding helmet, auto-darkening welding lens SA 60B, powered air respirator PFU 210e, air hose, pre-filter, particle filter, battery 3.2 Ah, battery charger, flow meter, leather belt with comfort padding. View more
Technical specifications
Product code
P0706
Weight
680 g
Operating temperature
– 5 ... + 55 °C <80% Rh
EN 175
B
EN 12941
TH2
AS/NZS 1716;
P1
Welding filter
SA 60B
View size
100 x 60 mm
Filter dimension
110 x 90 mm
Shade range
9-13
ADF light state
3.5
ADF switching time
0.1 ms
LiFE+ Color (yes/no)
Yes
Grinding fuction (yes/no)
Yes
PAPR
PFU 210e
Beta e90 XFA
Beta e90 XFA TH2 rated PAPR packages featuring solutions for both particle and gas filtration. Package contains Beta e90 XFA welding helmet, auto-darkening welding lens XA 47, powered air respirator PFU 210e, air hose, pre-filter, particle filter, battery 3.2 Ah, battery charger, flow meter, leather belt with comfort padding. View more
Technical specifications
Product code
P0711
Weight
700 g
Operating temperature
– 5 ... + 55 °C <80% Rh
EN 175
B
EN 12941
TH2
AS/NZS 1716;
P1
Welding filter
XA 47
View size
97 x 47 mm
Filter dimension
110 x 90 mm
Shade range
9-15
ADF light state
4
ADF switching time
0.1 ms
LiFE+ Color (yes/no)
Yes
Grinding fuction (yes/no)
Yes
PAPR
PFU 210e
Beta e90 PFA Airline
Beta e90 PFA Airline Welder's respirator for connection to a supplied breathing air source. Package contains Beta e90 PFA welding helmet, passive welding lens, supplied air regulator RSA 230, air hose and air hose adapter for RSA 230, flow meter, leather belt with comfort padding. View more
Technical specifications
Product code
9873031
Weight
650 g
Operating temperature
– 5 ... + 55 °C <80% Rh
EN 175
B
Welding filter
Passive
View size
100 x 78 mm
Filter dimension
110 x 90 mm
Shade range
11
LiFE+ Color (yes/no)
No
Grinding fuction (yes/no)
No
Supplied air regulator
RSA 230
Beta e90 XFA Airline
Beta e90 XFA Airline Welder's respirator for connection to a supplied breathing air source. Package contains Beta e90 XFA welding helmet, auto-darkening welding lens XA 47, supplied air regulator RSA 230, air hose and air hose adapter for RSA 230, flow meter, leather belt with comfort padding. View more
Technical specifications
Product code
9873037
Weight
700 g
Operating temperature
– 5 ... + 55 °C <80% Rh
EN 175
B
Welding filter
XA 47
View size
97 x 47 mm
Filter dimension
110 x 90 mm
Shade range
9-15
ADF light state
4
ADF switching time
0.1 ms
LiFE+ Color (yes/no)
Yes
Grinding fuction (yes/no)
Yes
Supplied air regulator
RSA 230
Beta e90 SFA Airline
Beta e90 SFA Airline Welder's respirator for connection to a supplied breathing air source. Package contains Beta e90 SFA welding helmet, auto-darkening welding filter SA 60B, supplied air regulator RSA 230, air hose and air hose adapter for RSA 230, flow meter, leather belt with comfort padding. View more
Technical specifications
Product code
9873033
Weight
680 g
Operating temperature
– 5 ... + 55 °C <80% Rh
EN 175
B
Welding filter
SA 60B
View size
100 x 60 mm
Filter dimension
110 x 90 mm
Shade range
9-13
ADF light state
3.5
ADF switching time
0.1 ms
LiFE+ Color (yes/no)
Yes
Grinding fuction (yes/no)
Yes
Supplied air regulator
RSA 230

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PFU 210e

Powered Filter Unit representing the highest level of filtration performance. PFU 210...

Powered Filter Unit representing the highest level of filtration performance. PFU 210e is available with both Gamma GTH3 and Beta 90 SFA/XFA respirator systems. It offers selectable fan speeds of 160 lpm and 210 lpm (gas filter smart sense technology 160 lpm), battery and filter status indicators, and a choice of either standard duty or heavy-duty batteries.

Product code: SP011996

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PFU 210e - filters

Following filters are available for PFU 210e respirator: Spark arrester, pre-filter, ...

Following filters are available for PFU 210e respirator: Spark arrester, pre-filter, particle filter, odor filter and gas filter. For futher information regarding Kemppi filters and their ordering, please see the Safety Catalogue.

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RSA 230

Belt mounted supplied air regulator. It enables a controlled air flow to the welder's...

Belt mounted supplied air regulator. It enables a controlled air flow to the welder's respirator head-top, and is supplied together with Gamma and Beta supplied air models. Features a replaceable silencer, decreasing audible airflow noise.

Product code: SP011617

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SA 60B

Auto-darkening welding filter featuring large view area 100 x 60mm and LiFE+ Color AD...

Auto-darkening welding filter featuring large view area 100 x 60mm and LiFE+ Color ADF technology, providing greater clarity of vision. Shade adjustments: 5, 9-13.

Product code: SP9873064

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XA 47

Auto-darkening welding filter featuring LiFE+ Color ADF technology that provides grea...

Auto-darkening welding filter featuring LiFE+ Color ADF technology that provides greater clarity of vision. Shade adjustments: 5, 8, 9-13 and 14, 15.

Product code: SP9873063

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Leather welding bib

Optional integrated neck protection for Alfa and Beta e-series models. Snap buttons a...

Optional integrated neck protection for Alfa and Beta e-series models. Snap buttons allow easy removal and attachment.

Product code: SP015177

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Universal leather neck protector

Protecting the neck and shoulders from welding spatter and grinding, the universal le...

Protecting the neck and shoulders from welding spatter and grinding, the universal leather neck protector can be used with all Kemppi personal protection equipment and the wider welding market.

Product code: SP015579

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