Air-Purifying Respirator Types:
- Particulate. Capture particles in the air, such as dusts, mists and fumes.
- Gas and Vapor. Are normally used when there are only hazardous gases and vapors in the air.
- Combination. Are normally used in atmospheres that contain hazards of both particulates and gases and vapors.
Likewise, what are the three types of respirators?
There are two major categories of respirators:
- Air Purifying Respirators. These types of respirators include: - Air Purifying Disposable Particulate Masks; - Air Purifying Half Mask Respirators;
- Supplied Air Respirators. These types of respirators include: - Airline Respirators; - Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus; and.
What does p100 mean on a respirator?
A P100 rating is the highest for personal respiratory protection. As long as your mask fits properly a P100 filter will block 99.9% of particles .3 microns or larger. (If you're interested in the nitty-gritty the CDC has a comprehensive and fairly unreadable guide to particulate respirators.)