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Respiratory Protection Standards – Face Masks

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EN 136: 1998 Respiratory Protective Devices – Full Face Masks.

This European Standard species minimum requirements for full face masks for respiratory protective devices.

EN 140: 1998 Respiratory Protective Devices – Half Masks and Quarter Masks.

This European Standard species minimum requirements for half masks and quarter masks for use as part of respiratory protective devices, except escape apparatus and diving apparatus.

EN 14387: 2004 Respiratory Protective Devices – Gas Filter(s) And Combined Filter(s).

This European Standard refers to gas filters and combined filters for use as components in unassisted respiratory protective devices.

EN 143: 2000 Respiratory Protective Devices – Particle Filters

This European Standard species particle filters for use as components in unassisted respiratory protective devices with the exception of escape apparatus and filtering face pieces.

EN 148-1 : 1999

Respiratory Protective Devices: Threads for facepieces. Standard thread connection


Do You Know?

What’s the Difference between Low/Medium/High Capacity Filters?

Higher Capacity /Class means:

• bigger quantity of activated charcoal inside the filter.

• longer duration of the filter.

• higher volume and weight of the filter.

• higher breathing resistance.

Example: A B2 filter gives the same type of protection as a B1 filter but it will have a longer durability. On the other hand it’s probably less comfortable to use because it’s heavier and has higher breathing resistance.

How to Protect Yourself? Easy!

4 Steps to Choose the Appropriate Respiratory Protection.

identify the hazard

select type of protection