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New Intrinsically Safe Respirator Rates Highest in Safety

SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 – Bullard introduces the PA30IS intrinsically safe (IS) Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), offering the highest IS rating of any PAPR on the market. Rated Class I, Div. I, Group C by Factory Mutual (FM), the PA30IS operates with safety controls to prevent sparking and power surges.

This rating makes the PA30IS appropriate for certain types of potentially explosive atmospheres, benefiting workers such as those in the pharmaceutical and painting industries.The PA30IS intrinsically safe PAPR leads the industry as:

  • The only intrinsically safe PAPR warning users with a low-voltage alarm.
  • The only intrinsically safe PAPR with an internal battery compartment, eliminating potential snagging or unplugging of the battery cord.
  • The intrinsically safe PAPR offering the most hood choices.
  • An intrinsically safe PAPR completely sealed for easy decontamination.

The PA30IS, available September 2006, can be configured with the customer’s choice of hood, breathing tube, blower assembly and purifying filter canisters. The seven-hour battery run time and one-year product warranty give users the confidence they need when working in potentially explosive atmospheres.