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Respiratory Protection Selection Guide

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Select the right respiratory protection for any job

What do a varnisher, a technical assistant at a pharmaceutical company, an industrial cleaner and workers on an oil rig all have in common? They all need respiratory protection to do their jobs. Yet each industry is different and has its own specific needs in terms of respiratory protection.

So, how can you find the right type of respiratory protection for your needs? There are many factors to take into account when choosing the right type of protection, such as oxygen levels in the ambient air, concentration levels of harmful substances and the duration of use.

We also offer expert tips to calculate the assigned protection factors for choosing respiratory protection equipment.

The Dräger respiratory selection guide explains the three main types of respiratory protection and gives tips when to choose for what.

Filtering Face Mask

Light respiratory protection: Filtering devices

Even light respiratory protection can help prevent inhalation of many types of hazardous substances. In our selection guide you can see which type of filtering masks can protect you from particles, gases and vapours.

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Heavy respiratory protection with PSS 7000 SCBA

Heavy respiratory protection: Isolation systems

These are used in areas where there are high concentrations of hazardous substances or a lack of oxygen. They provide you with a safe pressured air supply. Check the selection guide to find out more.

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Escape mask

Escape devices and masks

Escape devices are used in emergencies for example, a sudden gas leak or a fire. They provide instant respiratory protection for a limited period of time. Our selection guide shows you the different types of devices and what to consider.

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Protection Factors for Respirator Selection

Assigned protection factors for choosing respiratory protection equipment

The assigned protection factor refers to the level of protection that the respiratory protection equipment provides. The higher the protection factor, the lower the amount of hazardous substances that permeate the respiratory protection equipment and enter the wearer's respiratory organs.

Find out now how to calculate the protection factor so that you can select the right class of respiratory protection. You will also learn about other factors (such as workplace conditions) that are relevant when selecting equipment.

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Respiratory protection can only work reliably when used correctly. We have compiled a collection of practical tips and background information for you from our respiratory protection experts.

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Draeger Singapore Pte Ltd

61 Science Park Road
The Galen #04-01
Singapore 117525

+65 6872 9288

Draeger Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

No. 6, Jalan 15/22, Taman Perindustrian Tiong Nam, Seksyen 15, 40200 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

+60 3 5526 2000

Draeger Philippines Corporation

2504-C West Tower, Tektite Towers, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center,
Pasig City 1605 Metro Manila, Philippines

+63 2 8470 3825


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