Quick Guide to Air Fed Helmets
At Kramer Industries, we are experts in all things related to surface finishing – including safety. Throughout any abrasive blasting process, safety should be your top priority. As you blast the surface of your project, dust and other contaminants will become airborne, increasing the risk for a potential inhalation hazard. To combat this problem, we highly recommend using an air-fed helmet.
Equipment, like sandblasters, require the use of an air-fed helmet to operate safely. Abrasive media moving under high PSI will easily remove rust, paint, and surface imperfections. These contaminants can be hazardous to the operator if inhaled, especially over long periods of time.
What is an air-fed helmet?
Air-fed helmets deliver fresh, filtered air to the wearer to protect their lungs from any contaminated air. This helmet integrates a built-in respirator, referred to as PAPR (Power Air Purifying Respirator). The helmets have positive air pressure, which keeps the outside air away from the operator.
How does it work?
An air-fed helmet utilizes a filtration unit worn on the back of the user’s body. The filter takes in atmospheric air and passes it through a series of filters. Clean air is then passed up through a flexible tube on the top of the helmet and over the wearer’s face. This air keeps particles from entering the helmet, clearing the user’s air passage.
Kramer Industries has been in business for over 100 years. Throughout this time, we’ve seen it all. To help our clients remain safe and secure throughout any finishing project, we have a wide range of certified safety gear for purchase. Finish your project right while keeping your entire team safe. For more information on our safety gear, reach out to our professionals.