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Protection without compromise

23 January 2013

A multi-protection welding solution

A multi-protection welding solution

Diversified technology company 3M has launched an innovative Welding & Safety Helmet that combines respiratory, head, grinding and welding plus optional hearing protection to provide the wearer with optimum versatility and comfort.

The Speedglas 9100 MP (Multi- Protection) Welding & Safety Helmet has been designed to be well-balanced, with a low centre of gravity, even when the helmet and visor are in the raised position. It has a large, curved, protective visor for enhanced visibility and the top shell is made from heat-resistant polycarbonate. Hearing protection can also be quickly added, with the Peltor Helmet-Mounted Earmuff Assembly Kit from 3M.

Alan McArthur, technical specialist for the 3M Safety Solutions Division, explains: “Welders, particularly those in heavy industries such as shipbuilding, often require both head and respiratory protection.

“Combined PPE options for welders are limited, so there is a demand for equipment that is comfortable and straightforward to use, as well as offering the level of protection needed.

“The Speedglas 9100 MP Welding & Safety Helmet has been specially designed to provide a premium welder protection system for highly demanding environments, bringing together all the different elements that are required to protect against workplace hazards and offering the wearer peace of mind.” The Speedglas 9100 MP Welding & Safety Helmet is compatible with the Adflo Powered Air Respirator by 3M.

When used together, the helmet offers class TH3 respiratory protection with an assigned protection factor (APF) of 40; the highest respirator performance class for this type of welding PPE. It can also be connected to Versaflo V-500E Supplied Air Regulator by 3M for an APF of 40.

For more details on the Speedglas 9100 MP Welding & Safety Helmet and the full range of Safety Solutions available from 3M, visit www.3M.co.uk/ohes or call 0870 60 800 60 in the UK or 1 800 320 500 (Ireland).

3M, Peltor, Speedglas, Adflo and Versaflo are trademarks of 3M Company.