What does the CleanSpace respirator weigh?
The CleanSpace respirator is about 500g (without the mask) and is the lightest PAPR in the market.
How long do the filters last?
There is no way to determine filter life for one work place without significant air quality testing. Every working environment is different regarding airbourne contaminants: hazard risk, exposure levels, and concentrations around the wearer. And the wearers breathing efforts – all impact how long a filter will last. The CleanSpace filters have two advantages to assist filter life i) the filter is located at the back away from the direct path of fumes or dust generated in front of the wearer (i.e. welding, grinding) and ii) the CleanSpace respirators are breath responsive, only pulling air through the filters when the wearer needs it (unlike other PAPRs that have a constant peak flow (>100L/min) which pulls air through the filters regardless of whether the wearer needs the air or not).
Will I get enough air?
The CleanSpace respirators peak airflow rate is 200L/min with a response time within 0.1 second.
How long does the battery last ie operating run time?
The CleanSpace respirator will operate up to 8 hours depending on the wearer’s level of exertion. The lithium polymer battery can safety receive short “top up” charges through-out the shift allowing the respirator to be used over a 12 hour shift. ALWAYS start the shift with a fully charged battery (3 green LEDs).
Will I get a sore neck from wearing CleanSpace?
The CleanSpace is an ergonomic light compact unit. When fitting correctly, it will not cause neck pain even over long periods of wear.
With most respirators my goggles or glasses fog up, is that a problem with CleanSpace?
Our customer love the fact they never see fogging when wearing the CleanSpace. When fitted correctly, the CleanSpace respirator has fresh air flowing into the mask and out through the exhalation valve which prevents fogging up of goggles or glasses.
Will the CleanSpace Respirator operate in high temperatures?
The CleanSpace respirators can operate in ambient temperatures of up to 45°C / 113°F. For welding or areas where sparks may be present, the silicone mask can withstand temperatures of 300°C / 572°F.
Will the CleanSpace Respirator operate in sub-zero temperatures?
The CleanSpace can operate in ambient temperatures down to -10°C (14°F).
Will the CleanSpace stand up to tough industrial situations?
Yes. The CleanSpace respirator is designed to work hard even in the harshest of environments. Its compact exterior and clever interior components, protect and resist even severe knocks and bumps.
Is the CleanSpace complex to use?
The CleanSpace is easy to use – the ‘One touch of a Button’ is all you need to do before fitting the mask and starting the shift. The auto-stop/start technology allows for wearer don/doff easily when moving in and out of contaminated areas. There are few parts to change to clean, wear out or break. There is no servicing or maintenance on the CleanSpace Respirators.
How do I train staff in how to use CleanSpace?
The CleanSpace Respirator Training is very simple for staff and can be delivered to remote sites, shift workers or contractors easily and reliably. There is an online training program and simple guides to help managers distribute information about the respirators.
Is CleanSpace approved and certified for respiratory protection?
CleanSpace is a fully certified PAPR and is exported to over 50 countries around the world. It is the only EN12942 TM3 (highest protection factors for APR) approved half mask in Europe. Also has AS/NS 1916-2012 & NIOSH certification. See Approvals for more info.
How cost effective is it when compared to disposable masks?
CleanSpace Respirator is cost effective compared to disposable masks and other PAPRs. Where APRs are used in high dust areas, hot/humid working areas or where risks of contamination are high, wearers frequently change their masks and filters to “improve” breathability through the mask and minimize the leak around the edges. The frequency of replacement during a shift for these consumables can be very high and have a heavy impact of overall costs of respiratory protection without the safety benefits. See the “Cost Effective” PDF in Product Support.
How does CleanSpace go with water (splash, rain or humidity)?
The respirator is sealed and can withstand splashes, light to moderate rain and humidity. The CleanSpace respirators are electronic devices and should NOT be submerged in water, washed under running water or left where it is exposed to water.
Can I wear my helmet hard hat with it?
Yes. The CleanSpace Respirator with the Helmet Hook accessory (PAF-0075) is compatible with hard hats.
How do I know if the mask is fitted correctly?
CleanSpace Respirator is a tight fitting respirator and should be fitted so that the mask seals to the face. Tight fitting masks should always be fitted by a safety specialist or hygienist. There are several signs to tell if your mask is NOT fitted correctly: short battery run time, air blowing into the eyes, headaches, overly tight mask (squashing the facial features into the mask), discomfort or facial marks when the mask is removed and/or short battery operating time.
What solvents can I use to remove paint from the Visor?
Where possible use the disposable visor tear offs to protect the visor surface. If paint and other material has to be cleaned from the visor, the use of solvents (such as all-purpose thinners) should be diluted and used with a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth with solvent to briefly wipe the surface and quickly wiped off with a clean cloth. Do not leave solvents on the surface or to soak.
WARNING NOTE: The visor material is polycarbonate. AVOID solvents not compatible with polycarbonate: Ethyl acetate, benzene, sodium hydroxide, nitric acid, sulphuric acid and chloroform. These chemicals can cause the visor to cloud up or become brittle and fracture.