3M™ Breathe Easy™ Powered Air-Purifying Respirator System with Butyl Rubber Hood

Available in NIOSH CBRN-approved configurations

Manufacturer: 3M™ RBE-57

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Catalog No. 19-167-746

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    Color Black
    Product Type Canister
    For Use With (Equipment) Powered air purifying respirator
    Filter Type HE Filter
    For Use With (Application) Used with CBRN-approved versions of 3M™ Breathe Easy™ powered air purifying respirator with butyl rubber hood
    Weight (English) 1.5 lb.
    Weight (Metric) 0.73kg
    Certifications NIOSH

    Powered air-purifying respirator draws air through high-efficiency cartridge and blows up to the butyl rubber hood through a flexible breathing tube. Air then travels across open space at top of hood, down over wearer's face, and out at the base of cape. NIOSH CBRN-approved models 19-167-756 and -757 are recommended for use by first responders, law enforcement, military and healthcare professionals needing protection from or responding to natural disasters or acts of terrorism.

    Cat. Nos. 19-822-580 and -581 include:
    Butyl rubber hood

    • Covers head and shoulders to help protect from a variety of chemical warfare agents
    • Meets U.S. military permeation standard MIL-C-51251A for butyl
    • Accommodates persons with facial hair or glasses (provided that facial hair does not protrude under the hood)
    • Features an 80 sq. in. (516cm2), clear PVC faceshield
    • Weighs approximately 1.5 lb. (0.73kg)
    36 in. (91cm) breathing tube and connector clamp
    Motor blower assembly with nylon web belt
    • Generates less than 80dBA of noise at maximum airflow (excluding external noise)
    • Delivers a continuous flow of breathable air at a minimum rate of 6cfm (170L/min.)
    3M Cartridge FR-57 (set of three, Cat. No. 19-044-570)
    • High-efficiency filter for removing solid and liquid aerosols
    • Activated and impregnated carbon layer removes gases and liquid vapors
    • NIOSH-approved for organic vapors, acid gases (sulfur dioxide, chlorine, and hydrogen chloride), ammonia/methylamine, hydrogen fluoride, chlorine dioxide, formaldehyde, and as a high-efficiency particulate filter
    • Filters a range of chemical warfare agents such as nerve agents, mustard agents, tear agents, blood agents, phosgene, chloropicrin, and diphenylchloroarsine
    Airflow indicator
    Choice of battery pack
    • Rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery provides eight hours of service per charge
    • Lithium battery pack is not rechargeable, but does offer a 10-year shelf life; provides 12 hours of service
    NIOSH CBRN-approved models (Cat. Nos. 19-167-756 and -757) include:
    Butyl rubber hood (see description above)
    • Breathing tube RBE-BTH† and clamp
    • Motor blower assembly with decon belt†
    • 3M Cartridge RBE-57 (set of three; meets NIOSH CBRN Cap 1 requirements)†
    • Airflow indicator
    • Choice of battery pack

    Units are not recommended for use in atmospheres where oxygen concentration is below 19.5%; where contaminant concentrations are unknown or considered Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH); or where contaminant concentration exceeds the lower of applicable maximum use limitations under local or OSHA standards. All safety products must be used in accordance OSHA regulations and with the user instructions, warnings and limitations accompanying each product.

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