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Powered & Supplied Air Respirators - 3M UK

Powered & Supplied Air Respirators
Work in a World of Comfort

3M UK offers an extensive and flexible range of powered and supplied air respirators developed for a wide range of environments, applications and hazards. These respiratory protective systems offer comfortable, integrated protection against multiple hazards providing respiratory, head, face, eye and hearing protection. Their ease-of-use can improve productivity in the workplace.

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P&SA What & Why

3M UK’s range of Powered Air Respirators and Supplied Air Respirators provide exceptional respiratory protection.


  1. Headtop connected to a powered air filtering turbo unit; or
  2. Headtop connected by a regulator to an external breathable quality compressed air supply
  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 Respirator

  • Filters contaminants from your surroundings
  • Incorporates a battery powered motorised 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 Respirator

  • 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 such as 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.

3M™ Versaflo™ Powered Air Systems are designed to protect workers in many industries and a broad range of applications within those industrys. They supply filtered air to the wearers breathing zone allowing them to work comfortably for long periods of time. The 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-300 Turbo Unit is fully compatible with the S-Series and M-Series Headtops.

More information

HSE Video: Introducing & Managing RPE in the workplace

This video, jointly funded by the HSE & IOSH, provides an informative case study on Marshalls Stone Cutting in Brighouse. The video shows how Marshalls have successfully managed to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica through a number of measures, including the use of 3M Versaflo Powered Air Respiratory Systems.

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


S-Series Hoods and Headcovers

S-Series Hoods and Headcovers

The 3M™ Versaflo™ S-Series Headtops include integrated suspension headcovers and hoods with reusable suspensions. They offer lightweight comfortable protection for use in many 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.
  • 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

All-new 3M™ Versaflo™ M-Series Headtops feature lightweight, compact and well-balanced faceshields and helmets that can offer integrated protection from a range of respiratory, head, eye and hearing hazards. 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™ TR-300 Powered Air Respirator System 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.


Care and Maintenance

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) require that reusable PPE is regularly tested, inspected and maintained to ensure optimum performance and protection for the wearer. Guidance on the appropriate checks is provided in the instruction booklet with each new item or system, but 3M also provide Care and Maintenance Packs to help make this information accessible on a day to day basis and provide a strong, visual reminder.

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