Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR Respirator)
Why use powered air purifying respirators, commonly called PAPR’s or PAPD’s Powered air purifying devices, also known as positive pressure powered air respirators?
Why would you need one?
This is the main question asked and almost certainly by those who have never had to wear a negative pressure respirator. OH&S organisations around the world are recommending that any person that needs to wear a respirator to protect their lungs for more than 1 or 2 hours per day should use a PAPR positive pressure respirator.