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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Take a Deep Breath... Let CoaterONE Help You Choose the Right Respirator

Choosing a respirator that fits your shop's needs is very important because not all respirators are the same. You must make a decision between disposable or reusable respirators, and make sure that the respirator is equipped with the correct cartridge or filter for the respiratory hazards in the work environment.

Respirator Features
Disposable respirators:
        • Comfort
        • Lightweight composition
        • Adjustable straps
        • Overall economy

        • Replace cartridges and filters, not the entire respirator
        • Filters and cartridges are available for many applications
        • Many styles can be adapted to a PAPR or Supplied Air respirator

Respiratory Hazards
Disposable and reusable respirators can be used to protect you from these harmful substances:

Dusts: Created by sanding, dusting, or sweeping some materials
Fumes: When metal is heated to its boiling point, then cooled again quickly, there will be fumes
Mists: Little drops of a sprayed material stay in the air
Gases: Particles that diffuse freely to fill the container or area they are in
Vapors: Created when liquids evaporate (changing from a liquid state to a gaseous state) or solids sublimate (changing from a solid state to a gaseous state, bypassing the liquid state all together)

For dusts, fumes, and mists, use a particulate filter.
For gases and vapors, use an appropriate chemical cartridge.

Check out our CoaterONE respirator selection and find the right respirator for your shop.

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