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Air-Fed Welding Helmets

Ventilation Right Where the Welder Needs It

Weldtech offer a great range of Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) and “prepared-for air” welding helmets. People may still refer to this equipment as an air fed welding mask. In reality, they are all round protection: not just from glare, but fume as well. These including the popular ESAB Sentinel A50 and the 3M Speedglas welding helmets. Our selection of the best air fed welding helmet models gives you a choice of the most effective respiratory protective equipment solutions for professional welders’ needs.

The best PAPR welding helmets with air filters protect you! They keep out cutting, welding, grinding fumes and minimise dust inhalation very effectively indeed! The air filter draws air in from an area away from the workpiece and filters it. The blower unit pushes the filtered air up to the helmet where it flows past your mouth and nose delivering clean breathable air.

At the same time the inflow of air pushes outwards. This prevents dust and fume laden air from entering the space around your face. The system eliminates virtually all dust and fumes from being breathed in. The result is healthier long lived welding enthusiasts and professionals!

Why Is There A Need For Respiratory Protective Equipment?

The dust and fumes from welding and high temperature cutting have now been identified as a cause of serious lung diseases. This now makes it critically important to keep exposure to these health hazards at an absolute minimum. 

Employers (and hobby welders) can find it difficult to keep the air in the working area free of fume and dust. Fume extraction using Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) is often ineffective close to the work. If that's the case, some form respiratory protection needs to be worn by the welder. 

TIG and MIG welders used on aluminium generate aluminium oxide while the spark always generates ozone whatever the material being welded. Plasma cutters and traditional gas welding all create dust and fumes with varying harmful effects.

The diseases involved are nasty. As well as the usual cancers, the manganese that arises from mild steel fume is implicated in neurological damage. This results in a condition, similar to Parkinson’s Disease and possibly even kidney cancer.

What is The HSE’s Advice About Welding Fume & Dust protection?

In February 2019 the Health and Safety Executive issued a  strong warning  related to all welding fumes. The research linked these pollutants to lung cancer, some other cancer and neurological conditions. The research behind the directive concluded that there is no known safe level of exposure to welding fumes and dust.

It is essential for anyone using welding equipment to use protective respiratory welders helmets and local exhaust ventilation. It doesn't matter whether this is from air-fed welding helmets or other extraction technologies.

View the HSE / COSHH Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) leaflet here. Air fed welding masks and welding helmets allow individuals and businesses to protect themselves and employees from the harmful effects of welding fumes. They are equally effective in stainless steel or mild steel welding.

The best protection for welders combines the powered air filtration of a PAPR system with an auto darkening welding helmet design. This puts some pretty heavy duty protection in place to give you a safe working environment.

Brand: ESAB Model: 0700600861
Elevate Your Welding Experience: Buy From WeldtechDiscover the pinnacle of welding comfort with the ESAB Sentinel A60 Air Welding Helmet. The Sentinel series has already won renown as ESAB's top-performing helmet. With the newest upgrades to the design concept, it's tailor-made for demanding days on..
£372.00
Ex Tax:£310.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700600861/0700500900
Get the Sentinel Welding Helmet Air Fed Advantage: The Ultimate in Welding Protection and ComfortThe ESAB Sentinel A60 EPR-X1 PAPR package has been expertly designed with the input of industry professionals. It represents the pinnacle of welding helmet technology. This package combines the advanced..
£725.00
Ex Tax:£604.17
ESAB Sentinel A50 Air Welding Helmet ESAB Sentinel A50 Air Welding Helmet
Out Of Stock
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000801
The Sentinel A50 Air Helmet is now obsolete and has been replaced by the Sentinel A60 Air Helmet (0700 600 861)This Helmet comes with four FREE outer lenses (2 x clear & 2 x amber) and Helmet Bag(To be used in conjunction with ESAB EPR-X1 PAPR Unit - 0700 500 900 or ESAB PAPR Unit c/w 1m Hose - ..
£348.00
Ex Tax:£290.00
ESAB Sentinel A50 Air Helmet c/w EPR-X1 PAPR Unit - Package ESAB Sentinel A50 Air Helmet c/w EPR-X1 PAPR Unit - Package
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Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000801/0700500900
The Sentinel A50 Air Helmet is now obsolete and this package has been replaced by the Sentinel A 60 Air Welding Helmet with the new improved EPR-X1 PAPR unit as a package (0700 600 861 / 0700 500 900)The Esab Sentinel A50 Welding Helmet just got more versatile with the addition of an Air Version. Th..
£672.00
Ex Tax:£560.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700500400
ESAB Savage A40 Air Helmet Consists of Air Helmet, Air Duct & Head &Face SealTo be used in conjunction with the Esab PAPR Unit (0700 002 300)    ..
£198.00
Ex Tax:£165.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700500400/0700500900
The ESAB Savage A40 Air Helmet  complete with EPR-X1 PAPR Unit Package Includes:The ESAB Savage A40 PAPR kit is a package where advanced safety meets affordability in welding PPE. It's designed for a range of welders with the capability to be used safely all day long.Are you a welder who doesn'..
£552.00
Ex Tax:£460.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000441
The G50 is a combined welding and grinding helmet which houses an ADF Automatic Darkening Filter, shade levels DIN 9-13 with flip-up visor. The large clear plastic lens gives the welder an unobstructed field of view when the visor is flipped up. The helmet is rated B in the impact resistance classif..
£234.00
Ex Tax:£195.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000441 / 0700500900
The G50 from ESAB is one of the more popular and effective PAPR welding helmets UK welders can buy. As well as the respiratory protection from the PAPR unit, it's a fully auto darkening welding helmet. Its lightweight shell has been designed to have sufficient strength and impact resistance for use..
£588.00
Ex Tax:£490.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000433, 0700000434
The ESAB G30 Air is a unique design in flip front welding and grinding helmets which is provided with a face seal and air duct for improved lung protection for welders. The visor provides effective protection from Ultra Violet and Infra Red radiation when the visor is both open and closed.In many wa..
£198.00
Ex Tax:£165.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000433/0700500900
The G30 is a unique design in flip front welding and grinding helmets. The visor provides effective protection from UV and IR radiation when the visor is both open and closed, it is available in different shade levels.The Helmet is equipped with a strong and comfortable head gear.Changeable inner an..
£570.00
Ex Tax:£475.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000434/0700500900
The G30 is a unique design in flip front welding and grinding helmets. The visor provides effective protection from UV and IR radiation when the visor is both open and closed, it is available in different shade levels.The Helmet is equipped with a strong and comfortable head gear.Changeable inner an..
£570.00
Ex Tax:£475.00
Brand: ESAB Model: 0700000439
G40 is a combined welding and grinding helmet of which the G40 houses a passive mineral glass. The large plastic lens gives the welder and unobstructed field of view when the visor is flipped up. The helmet is rated B in the impact resistance classification which means they are approved for grinding..
£132.00
Ex Tax:£110.00
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