Welding Powered Air Purifying Respirators - PAPR

With the recent reclassification of welding fume by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) from classification Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 1 (Carcinogenic to humans) Powered Air Respiratory Protection for welders has never been more important.

Welding PAPR for Welders’ Respiratory Protection

A Powered Air Purifying Respirator (or PAPR) is a portable air filtration system that can provide effective protection against potentially hazardous particulates, fumes and gases present when welding, cutting or grinding. These harmful contaminants – collectively known as ‘welding fume’ – can pose significant health risks when inhaled. Effective respiratory protection, such as using a powered air respirator can help to protect against potential short and long-term health effects. By using a Welding PAPR, you get both increased protection and comfort all day long. Continuous airflow provides filtered air that takes much of the heat and sweat out of welding.

Our Range of Welding Helmets with a Powered Air Respirator (PAPR)

The 3M™Adflo™ PAPR unit is a lightweight, portable belt-mounted respirator that connects to the 3M™ Speedglas™ 9100 respiratory welding helmets. Since its launch, the award-winning Adflo Powered Air Respirator has become one of the most popular powered air respirators in the world and has become synonymous with welders powered air respiratory protection. Available with a range of stackable particulate and gas filters, the Adflo PAPR system provides a Required Minimum Protection Factor (RMPF) of 50 – meaning the air that you breathe in through the system is 50 times cleaner than the surrounding air. View our powered air welding helmets range below and use the search filters to help narrow your search:
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 Air with Adflo PAPR

    3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 Air with Adflo PAPR

    Part Number: 507726

    External grind and memory mode allows the welder to switch between multiple welding and grinding settings without breaking the positive pressure respiratory seal.

    • External grind and memory modes
    • 8 hour standard battery with 1 hour rapid charge (0-80% charge in 1 hour)
    • Required Minimum Protection Factor of 50
    • TrueView Welding Lens
    • Largest Viewing Area Available
    • Speedglas Side Windows
    • Most powerful arc detection available
    • Centre Sensor for TIG
    • Optimised for Stick, MIG, TIG, Cutting & Grinding (shades 3,5,8, 9-13)
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Flip-Up Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air with Adflo PAPR

    3M™ Speedglas™ Flip-Up Welding Helmet 9100 FX Air with Adflo PAPR

    Part Number: 547726

    Our most popular powered air welding helmet system gives the welder the ability to flip-up the welding lens to reveal a huge, clear, curved and high impact grinding visor. The visor gives the welder perfectly clear vision for grinding, set-up and safely moving around.

    • Flip-up function reveals large clear visor
    • 8 hour standard battery with 1 hour rapid charge (0-80% charge in 1 hour)
    • Required Minimum Protection Factor of 50
    • TrueView Welding Lens
    • Largest Viewing Area Available
    • Speedglas Side Windows
    • Most powerful arc detection available
    • Centre Sensor for TIG
    • Optimised for Stick, MIG, TIG, Cutting & Grinding (shades 3,5,8, 9-13)
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding & Safety Helmet 9100 MP Air with Adflo PAPR

    3M™ Speedglas™ Welding & Safety Helmet 9100 MP Air with Adflo PAPR

    Part Number: 577726

    This powered air welding helmet is the most comprehensive piece of safety equipment available to welders offering five levels of protection: Eye, Face, Head, Hearing and Respiratory Protection all compliant with Australian and New Zealand Standards.

    • Comfortable safety helmet
    • Flip-up function reveals large clear visor
    • 8 hour standard battery with 1 hour rapid charge (0-80% charge in 1 hour)
    • Required Minimum Protection Factor of 50
    • TrueView Welding Lens
    • Largest Viewing Area Available
    • Speedglas Side Windows
    • Most powerful arc detection available
    • Centre Sensor for TIG
    • Optimised for Stick, MIG, TIG, Cutting & Grinding (shades 3,5,8, 9-13)
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100XXi Air with Heavy Duty Adflo PAPR

    3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100XXi Air with Heavy Duty Adflo PAPR

    Part Number: 507726HD

    External grind and memory mode allows the welder to switch between multiple welding and grinding settings without breaking the positive pressure respiratory seal.

    • External grind and memory modes
    • Heavy Duty 12 hour battery with 1 hour rapid charge (0-80% charge in 1 hour)
    • Required Minimum Protection Factor of 50
    • TrueView Welding Lens
    • Largest Viewing Area Available
    • Speedglas Side Window
    • Most powerful arc detection available
    • Centre Sensor for TIG
    • Optimised for Stick, MIG, TIG, Cutting & Grinding (shades 3,5,8, 9-13)
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Flip-Up Welding Helmet 9100XXi FX Air with Heavy Duty Adflo PAPR

    3M™ Speedglas™ Flip-Up Welding Helmet 9100XXi FX Air with Heavy Duty Adflo PAPR

    Part Number: 547726HD

    Our most popular powered air welding helmet system gives the welder the ability to flip-up the welding lens to reveal a huge, clear, curved and high impact grinding visor. The visor gives the welder perfectly clear vision for grinding, set-up and safely moving around.

    • Flip-up function reveals large clear visor
    • Heavy Duty 12 hour battery with 1 hour rapid charge (0-80% charge in 1 hour)
    • Required Minimum Protection Factor of 50
    • TrueView Welding Lens
    • Largest Viewing Area Available
    • Speedglas Side Windows
    • Most powerful arc detection available
    • Centre Sensor for TIG
    • Optimised for Stick, MIG, TIG, Cutting & Grinding (shades 3,5,8, 9-13)
  • 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding & Safety Helmet 9100XXi MP Air with Heavy Duty Adflo PAPR

    3M™ Speedglas™ Welding & Safety Helmet 9100XXi MP Air with Heavy Duty Adflo PAPR

    Part Number: 577726HD

    This powered air welding helmet is the most comprehensive piece of safety equipment available to welders offering five levels of protection: Eye, Face, Head, Hearing and Respiratory Protection all compliant with Australian and New Zealand Standards.

    • Comfortable safety helmet
    • Flip-up function reveals large clear visor
    • Heavy Duty 12 hour battery with 1 hour rapid charge (0-80% charge in 1 hour)
    • Required Minimum Protection Factor of 50
    • TrueView Welding Lens
    • Largest Viewing Area Available
    • Speedglas Side Windows
    • Most powerful arc detection available
    • Centre Sensor for TIG
    • Optimised for Stick, MIG, TIG, Cutting & Grinding (shades 3,5,8, 9-13)

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Which Welding Helmet with PAPR is best for you?

Not sure which powered air welding helmet suits your needs best? Try our simple welding helmet selector tool to locate the welding helmet with PAPR best suited to your specific welding needs and requirements.

Welding Helmet Selector Tool

*The Speedglas welding lens 9100XXi when combined with the peripheral Speedglas Side-Windows gives the largest viewing area amongst auto-darkening welding helmets currently available on the Australian & New Zealand market.