PA30 Series Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
PA3/PA3IS Blower Assembly User Manual
PA3 - Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with High Efficiency (HE) Filters (2) – Approval No. TC-21C-0773
PA3 - Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with PA3NBC cartridges (3) for chlorine, hydrogen chlorine, sulfur dioxide, chlorine dioxide,
hydrogen fluoride, ammonia, methylamine, and particulates – Approval No. TC-23C-2236
PA3 - Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with OV-AG-HE Cartridges (3) for organic vapors, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide,
chlorine dioxide or hydrogen fluoride and particulates – Approval No. TC-23C-2237
PA3IS - Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with High Efficiency (HE) Filters (2) - Appproval No. TC-21C-0796
PA3IS - Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with OV-AG-HE Cartridges (3) for organic vapors, chlorine,
hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide, chlorine dioxide or hydrogen fluoride and particulates - Approval No. TC-23C-2307
PA3IS - Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with PA3NBC cartridges (3) for chlorine, hydrogen chlorine, sulfur dioxide, chlorine dioxide,
hydrogen fluoride, ammonia, methylamine, and particulates – Approval No. TC-23C-2306
PA30 PAPR
Cautions and Limitations
A. Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5%
oxygen.
B. Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or
health.
C. Do not exceed maximum use concentrations established by
regulatory standards.
F. Do not use respirator if airflow is less than four cfm (115 lpm)
for tight fitting face pieces or six cfm
(170 lpm) for hoods and/or helmets.
H. Follow established cartridge and canister change schedules or
observe ESLI to ensure that cartridges and canisters are
replaced before breakthrough.
* I. Contains electrical parts that may cause an ignition in
flammable or explosive atmospheres.
J. Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result
in injury or death.
K. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations
require gas-proof goggles to be worn with this respirator when
used against formaldehyde.
L. Follow the manufacturer’s user instructions for changing
cartridges and/or filters.
M. All approved respirators shall be selected, fitted, used and
maintained in accordance with MSHA, OSHA and other
applicable regulations.
N. Never substitute, modify, add or omit parts. Use only exact
Bullard replacement parts in the configuration as specified by
the manufacturer.
O. Refer to User’s Instructions and/or maintenance manuals for
information on use and maintenance of these respirators.
P. NIOSH does not evaluate respirators for use as surgical
masks.
WARNING
Use strictly in accordance with instructions, labels and
limitations pertaining to the PA30 respirator.
1. The PA30 respirator does not supply oxygen. Use only in
adequately ventilated areas containing at least 19.5%
oxygen.
2. Do not use when concentrations of contaminants are
immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH). This term is
defined in 29CFR 1910.134 (b).
3. Do not use these respirators for respiratory protection
during abrasive blasting or clean up.
4. Do not use in circumstances where the airborne
concentration level of contaminant exceeds maximum use
concentration for this type of respirator as established by
regulatory standards.
5. Leave area immediately if:
• Breathing becomes difficult
• Dizziness or other distress occurs
• You taste or smell the contaminant
• Unit becomes damaged
• Voltage alarm activates
6. This apparatus must not be worn with the blower unit
switched off. If the blower is switched off, a rapid build-up of
carbon dioxide and depletion of oxygen may occur, which
could result in death or serious injury.
7. Never alter or modify this respirator. Use only Bullard NIOSH
-approved PA30 components and replacement parts for this
respirator.
Failure to follow these warnings could result in death or serious
injury.
Warnings and Limitations
* This warning applies to the PA3 PAPR Blower, the PA3IS PAPR Blower is Factory Mutual (FM) approved for
CLASS I DIV 1 Groups C, D
CLASS II DIV 1 Groups E, F, G
CLASS III DIV 1
Ta = -12ºC to 49ºC T4
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Warnings, Cautions and Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Principle of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Pre-Operational Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mounting the Breathing Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Checking Air Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Air-Purifying Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Mounting and Replacing Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Donning the Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Low Battery Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
NIOSH Approval Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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PA30 Series Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
PA3/PA3IS Blower Assembly User Manual
PA3/PA3IS - Principle of Operation
The PA30 Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) System is
supplied in six parts:
1. The blower assembly (Part No. PA3/PA3IS) which includes:
The blower unit draws in ambient air through the cartridges. The
purified air is blown into the wearer’s hood through the breathing
tube. A flow indicator is provided to check that there is an
adequate volume of air available to the wearer prior to use.
The units are designed for use at temperatures from 10ºF to 120ºF
(-12ºC to 49ºC).
PA3BU Blower Unit or PA3ISBU Blower Unit
PA1SB Belt or PA1DB Decon Belt
PA1AFI Air Flow Indicator
The system is designed to operate at a minimum air flow of
approximately seven cubic feet of air per minute (210 liters per
minute) in the hood under normal use.
2. The battery pack (Part No. PA3BP). One or two packs can be
used. One fully charged pack will power the blower for
approximately four to five hours. For Part No. PA3ISBP, one
battery pack is used, lasting approximately seven hours.
The battery pack(s) mount in compartment(s) on the back of the
blower. One fully charged battery pack will power the blower for
approximately four to five hours (PA3BU) or approximately seven
hours (PA3ISBU). Two fully charged packs (PA3BU) will run for
approximately eight hours.
3. The breathing tube, which is available in two different types
and two lengths:
PA1BT Hood Breathing Tube Assembly with Clamp
(Standard Length)
PA1BTXS Hood Breathing Tube Assembly with Clamp
(Short Length)
PA20LFBT Loose Fitting Facepiece Breathing Tube Assembly
(Standard Length)
PA20LFBTXS Loose Fitting Facepiece Breathing Tube Assembly
(Short Length)
4. The cartridges are available in different types for most toxic
contaminants. (See page 6 for a listing of the cartridges.) The
types include High Efficiency particulate only, chemical
cartridges for gases and vapors, and combination cartridges
for gases, vapors and particulates.
5. The hood with headband suspension and/or hard hat, or loose
fitting facepiece. The following hood models may be used with
the PA3BU/PA3ISBU blower unit:
The PA3BU/PA3ISBU is fitted with an alarm which will sound when
voltage is low.
CC20 and RT Series Airline Respirator
NIOSH Approval No. TC-19C-154, Type C and
TC-19C-412, Type C
Most of the same headpieces approved for use with the CC20 and
RT Series of supplied air respirators (SARS) are also approved for
use with the PA30 Series of powered air-purifying respirators.
CC20 and RT Series respirators provide a high level of respiratory
protection and user comfort over long work periods, in a wide
variety of hazardous environments.
The CC20 and RT SAR air flow control devices and other
components are described in the CC20 and RT Series User
Instructions.
Principle of Operation
RT1/RT2 Hood with long inner and outer bib
20TJ Hood
20TIC Hood with Inner Bib
20TICH Hood for use with Bullard Hard Hat
20TICS Hood with Taped and Sealed Seams
20SIC Hood with Taped and Sealed Seams
20SICV Hood with Taped and Sealed Seams and CBRN-resistant
PVC lens
20SICH Hood with Taped and Sealed Seams for use with
Bullard Hard Hat
20SICVH Hood with Taped and Sealed Seams and CBRNresistant PVC lens for use with Bullard Hard Hat
20TPC Hood with Solvent Resistant Lens and Inner Bib
20TP Hood with Solvent Resistant Lens
20LFM Loose Fitting Facepiece Hood, Medium Size
20LFL Loose Fitting Facepiece Hood, Large Size
6. The Battery Charger:
PA3SMC Quick Charger
PA3GC Gang Charger
PA3ISC Intrisically Safe Quick Charger
PA3ISGC Intrinsically Safe Gang Charger
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pack in the nest. The charger light will now remain on (PA3BP)
or turns red (PA3ISBP).
Battery Pack
A fully charged battery pack will power a blower unit to provide
adequate air volume for the respirator for approximately four to
eight hours for the PA3BU under normal working conditions,
depending on whether one or two battery packs are used.
A fully charged battery pack will power a blower unit to provide
adequate air volume for the respirator for approximately seven
hours for the PA3ISBU.
To charge the battery pack, do the following:
• Open the battery latch and remove the battery from the back of
the blower.
• When the light begins flashing again (PA3BP), or turns green
(PA3ISBP) , remove the battery pack. Wait 15 seconds. Replace the
battery pack in the nest again. The charger light will now remain
on or turn red.
The charger light will flash a third time (PA3BP), or turn green
(PA3ISBP), indicating that the battery is fully charged.
This procedure should also be followed after periods of prolonged
storage. Without periodic charging, the nickel metal hydride
batteries will lose up to 1%–2% of their charge per day. Allowing
a battery to self-discharge during periods of prolonged storage
will not damage the battery.
WARNING
DO NOT charge batteries in hazardous area.
Pre-Operational Inspection
Prior to each work shift, perform the following Pre-Operational
Inspection to ensure proper operation and to insure that the unit
is complete.
1. Belt Mounted Blower Unit, Part No. PA3BU/PA3ISBU
• Check that the unit is clean and undamaged.
• Inspect for deterioration, physical damage, and improper
assembly.
Figure 1
• Place each battery in the charging ports of the battery charger.
Ensure that the battery contacts line up with the contacts in the
charger port (see Figure 1).
• Connect the battery charger to a 115-volt AC electrical outlet.
Charge the battery pack for approximately eight hours.
While the PA3BP battery is charging, the light on the charger will
remain on. The charger light will flash when charging is complete.
• Ensure that the correct filters/cartridges for the appropriate
contaminant are properly mounted on the blower unit. Screw
the cartridges into the ports until hand-tight.
Consult the NIOSH approval label and your own in-plant safety
professional if you have any questions as to the suitability and
efficiency of the Air-Purifying Element.
2. Battery Pack
• Check that the battery is not damaged.
• Place the battery pack in the battery compartment on the
blower by first engaging the tab on the pack under the lip on
the edge of the compartment. Then close the latch. Place a
second battery pack in the other compartment, if desired
(PA3BU only). If only one battery is used, install the PA3BPC
battery port cover over the unused port (for PA3BU).
Battery Pack/Pre-Operational Inspection
While the PA3ISBP battery is charging, the light on the cord will
remain red. When the unit is charged, it will turn green.
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Table-top gang chargers (Part No. PA3GC, with 5 ports, and Part
No. PA3ISGC, with 6 ports) are also available.
WARNING
PA3BP battery packs MUST be used with PA3 blower units and
PA3ISBP intrinsically safe battery packs MUST be used with
PA3IS blower units. Interchanging these batteries with blowers
may cause damage to the blower and battery AND the blowers
will not operate as intended and may put the wearer at risk.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or
serious injury.
3. Hood with Suspension or Hard Hat, or Loose Fitting
Facepiece
Initial Charging Procedure with Quick
Charger
To ensure a full charge on a new battery pack, follow these
important guidelines. These guidelines also apply to battery packs
that have been in storage for extended periods of time.
For new battery packs or packs that have been in storage for
extended periods of time, follow the directions above under
“Battery Pack”, and when the light begins to flash on the charger
or turns green (PA3ISBP), do the following:
• Remove the battery pack. Wait 15 seconds. Replace the battery
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• The hood is constructed of either Tychem QC or Tychem SL.
Depending on the model selected, it may be used with either
a headband suspension or a hard hat. The loose fitting
facepiece is constructed of Tychem QC and features an
internal suspension.
• All hoods and loose fitting facepieces are approved for use
with the PA3BU and PA3ISBU Blower Units.
• Inspect the hood or loose fitting facepiece for any physical
damage.
PA30 Series Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
PA3/PA3IS Blower Assembly User Manual
Mounting the Breathing Tube on the
PA3BU/PA3ISBU Blower
Ensure that a rubber gasket is in place in the breathing tube
coupler on the blower unit.
Screw one end of the breathing tube into the blower unit (hand
tight is sufficient) (see Figure 2).
Apply a light downward pressure to the Airflow Indicator to get a
reasonable seal at the breathing tube end. Ensure that the air
outlet holes in the Airflow Indicator tube are not blocked. Two
hands may be used if preferred, one to hold the breathing tube
and one to hold the Airflow Indicator.
The position of the ball in the Airflow Indicator should be
observed. If any part of the ball is below the PASS LINE on the
Airflow Indicator, check for:
• Blower malfunction.
• Clogged or damaged Air-Purifying filter elements on the HE
filters or the combination cartridges with HE filters. See
“Mounting and Replacing Cartridges on the Blower Unit” on
page 7.
• Low voltage or battery malfunction.
If the ball is completely above the PASS LINE on the Airflow
Indicator, then the system is ready for use.
NOTE
Gasket
Figure 2
On the PA3BU unit, due to the back-pressure of the ball,
the Low Voltage Alarm may sound when a reading is
being taken. If the ball bounces, let it stabilize, and then
read the lowest point.
When the blower passes the flow test, it is ready to use.
Ensure that neither the breathing tube nor the filter is blocked.
WARNING
Ensure that the ON/OFF Switch is in the OFF position.
Switch on the blower. If the Low Voltage Alarm sounds at this time,
the battery needs to be recharged. See instructions on page 4
regarding properly charging the battery.
NOTE
On the PA3BU unit, the low voltage alarm will sound a
short beep as the power switch is cycled on and off,
indicating that the alarm is functioning properly. The
alarm will sound continuously to indicate low voltage.
With the blower switched ON and the filters/cartridges mounted,
take the free end of the breathing tube in one hand, hold it upright
and place the Airflow Indicator into the end of the tube
(see Figure 3).
Figure 3
Mounting the Breathing Tube/Checking Airflow
Checking Airflow with the Airflow Indicator
(PA1AFI)
If the blower malfunctions during use in a hazardous area:
DO NOT remove the respirator hood, blower or waist-belt while
in the hazardous area.
DO remain calm and LEAVE the hazardous area immediately.
After reaching a hazard-free area, immediately remove the
respirator.
DO NOT use a blower that fails the flow test.
Use ONLY Bullard cartridges which comply with and have the
NIOSH approval label and which are appropriate for the
contaminant.
Failure to observe these warnings could result in death or
serious injury.
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PA3BU/PA3ISBU Air-Purifying Elements
Principle of Operation
The following filter/cartridge protection classification applies when used with any of the hoods or loose fitting facepieces. In the following
table “Quantity” refers to the number of filters/cartridges which must be attached to the blower unit to provide the required protection.
Protection
HE
OV/CL/HC/SD/CD/HF/HE
CL/HC/SD/CD/HF/FM/AM/MA/HE
Filter/Cartridge Type
Quantity
PA3HE
PA3OVAGHE
PA3NBC*
2
3
3
NIOSH / ANSI Color Code
for Cartridge Label
Purple
Yellow and Purple
Olive Green and Purple
*The PA3NBC cartridge provides protection for acid gases, formaldehyde, and ammonia and therefore is effective against a wide range of Toxic Industrial
Chemicals. The High Efficiency (HE) Particulate Filter provides protection against airborne bacteria, viruses, and other particulates. Although not NIOSHapproved for use against the following contaminants, independent laboratories have tested and verified that the PA3NBC cartridge is effective against
many chemical warfare agents and/or their recognized surrogates. These agents/surrogates are listed below.
PA3NBC CARTRIDGE
CHEMICAL WARFARE GAS PERFORMANCE TESTING
Gas Challenge
Test
Concentration
Flow
Rate
Breakthrough
Concentration
Time to
Breakthrough
DMMP
3000 mg/m3
50 lpm
.04 mg/m3
>120 minutes*
Sarin (GB)
4000 mg/m3
32 lpm
.04 mg/m3
>120 minutes*
Cyanogen Chloride (CK)
4000 mg/m3
32 lpm
8.0 mg/m3
30 minutes*
Chloropicrin (PS)
15000 mg/m3
30 lpm
0.7 mg/m3
60 minutes
Hydrogen Cyanide (AC)
5500 mg/m3
30 lpm
5.0 mg/m3
>30 minutes
Tear Gas (CS)
23 mg/m3
64 lpm
0.4 mg/m3
>480 minutes
Tear Gas (CN)
101 mg/m3
64 lpm
0.3 mg/m3
>480 minutes
*These tests are part of the performance specifications for the C2A1 military canister. The PA3NBC Cartridge meets or exceeds the
performance requirements of the C2A1 canister for these gases.
HE particulate filters are 99.97% effective against all particulate
aerosols.
Filters and cartridges are supplied in quantities of six per box.
The following abbreviations are approved by NIOSH to indicate
the particulates, gases or vapors which are removed by the
gas/vapor cartridges:
Air-Purifying Elements
CL
CD
HC
SD
FM
AM
MA
OV
HF
HE
Chlorine
Chlorine Dioxide
Hydrogen Chloride
Sulfur Dioxide
Formaldehyde
Ammonia
Methylamine
Organic Vapors
Hydrogen Fluoride
High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter for Powered
Air-Purifying Respirators
WARNING
Use only the cartridge described in the above table. Used/particulateladen cartridges must be changed as a set and not individually. All
cartridges must be of the same type. Do not change cartridges while in
a hazardous atmosphere. Incorrect cartridge selection will invalidate all
performance statements and approvals for this equipment.
Three (3) of the same type of cartridge must be used on the
PA3BU/PA3ISBU blower unit, with the exception of the PA3HE filters
which are used two (2) at a time, in conjunction with the PA3PG plug.
DO NOT use the PA3PG plug to close off a port with any other cartridge
type.
The PA3NBC cartridges and PA3BU blower should only be used with the
20SICVH and 20SICV hoods.These hoods are made ofTychem SL, which
has been tested by DuPont and shown to be effective against chemical
warfare agents. These hoods also feature a press polished vinyl lens
adequate for hospital preparedness applications.
These respirators are not NIOSH-approved for use against chemical
warfare agents.
The respirator and cartridges should not be used beyond eight (8) hours
after initial exposure to chemical warfare agents to avoid possibility of
agent permeation. If liquid exposure is encountered, the respirator
should not be used for more than two (2) hours.
Follow established cartridge change schedules to ensure that cartridges
are replaced before breakthrough occurs. Failure to follow these
warnings could result in death or serious injury.
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Screw the air-purifying elements into the receptacles (see
Figure 5) until the cartridge is hand tight. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
Mounting and Replacing Cartridges on the
Blower Unit
The useful life of a chemical cartridge for vapors and gases will
vary with the concentration and nature of the contaminant, the
breathing rate of the respirator wearer, and ambient temperature
and humidity.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
regulations 29 CFR 1910.134 require that the employer must
implement a change schedule when using Air-Purifying respirators
for protection against gases and vapors, if there is no end-ofservice-life indicator on the cartridges. The change schedule must
be based on objective data that will ensure that the cartridges are
replaced before the end of their service life. Factors to consider
include workplace conditions such as contaminant concentration,
relative humidity, temperature, work activities, respirator use
pattern (e.g., continuous or intermittent use), presence of other
contaminants, potential for contaminant migration/desorption,
health effects of the gas or vapor, and the presence of any
warning properties. Contact Bullard for further information on
change-out schedules.
High efficiency particulate filters must be replaced when retained
particles clog the filters and reduce air flow below acceptable
levels, as indicated by testing with the Air Flow Indicator.
See page 5.
Figure 5
When using the two PA3HE filter cartridges, install the
filter plug into one of the ports. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN
(Figure 6).
To Replace Cartridges
Remove the air-purifying element from its packaging, and inspect
for damage. If in doubt do not use.
Check that the air-purifying element has not exceeded its “use-by”
date and that the connecting thread is in good condition.
Check that the air-purifying element is appropriate to the hazard.
If in doubt consult your respirator program administrator or
supervisor.
Check that the threads in the blower unit port are in good
condition and clear of contaminant.
Figure 6
Check that the PA3BU/PA3ISBU blower ports have the rubber
gasket seals present.
Remove the air-purifying element seals (see Figure 4).
Mounting the Cartridges
Figure 4
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Donning the Blower and Respirator
Prepare to don the blower, battery and hood in a safe, hazard-free
area and do the following:
Check that the cartridges are properly mounted on the blower
unit.
Prior to assembling the system, place the battery in the battery
compartment on the back of the blower. Make sure that the correct
battery is used in the apporpriate blower unit. One or two battery
packs may be used (See instructions and warning on page 4). Fit
the blower and belt around the user’s waist. With the blower at
the rear of the user, adjust the belt for a comfortable fit.
For All Headpieces:
Attach the other end of breathing tube to blower unit by screwing
adapters together.
Remove any protective film covering the visor of the hood.
Put on the belt and blower assembly and make any final
adjustments to the belt as necessary, keeping the breathing tube
and hood behind the head.
Switch ON the blower.
Place the hood on the head making any final adjustments to the fit
as required at this time to ensure a comfortable and stable fit.
Remove the belt and blower.
WARNING
Ensure that the cartridges used are suitable for the contaminant
in question and are compatible with the PA3BU/PA3ISBU Blower
Unit.
WARNING
The use of any cartridge not approved with the
PA3BU/PA3ISBU blower units may put the user at risk and
could result in death or serious injury.
For Hoods:
Insert the PA1BT Breathing Tube approximately 5 inches into the
air entry sleeve at the rear of the hood being used (see Figure 7).
Do not enter a hazardous area until you are sure that the blower
and hood are fully operational and the blower is running. The
user should periodically leave the hazardous area to check the
airflow through the system. If the PA3BU/PA3ISBU voltage
Alarm should sound, or if the user experiences any difficulty in
breathing, or senses any taste or any odors from the hazard, the
user should leave the hazardous area immediately. Failure to
observe these warnings could result in death or serious injury.
PA3BU/PA3ISBU Low Voltage Alarm
Both the PA3BU and PA3ISBU Blower units are equipped with a
Low Voltage Alarm. This device will activate if the battery voltage
is below acceptable levels. The PA3BU Low Voltage Alarm is an
electronic 77 dba beep. The PA3ISBU Low Voltage Alarm is a
mechanical pulsing of the blower. In either case, the alarm is
internal to the blower and the sound will be carried up the
breathing tube into the hood. Sounding of the alarm indicates that
insufficient airflow may be imminent. The user should immediately
do the following:
Leave the hazard area, remove the headpiece, disconnect the
breathing tube from the hood and check the airflow with the
airflow indicator (see page 5).
Donning the Blower/Low Battery Alarm
Figure 7
8
Install nylon clamp S18051 over air entry sleeve and breathing
tube, inserting clamp locks through two holes in plastic anchor
plate that is sewn into hood (RT Hoods DO NOT have a plastic
anchor plate.).
If the airflow indicator indicates insufficient airflow, the battery
should be fully charged (see “Battery Pack” on page 4), and/or the
filter/cartridge should be replaced.
The PA3BU/PA3ISBU Low Voltage Alarm must not be solely relied
upon as an indication of a low air flow condition. Only the Air Flow
Indicator should be utilized for checking for adequate air flow, as
required by NIOSH.
Engage clamp locks and squeeze together until tight.
For Loose Fitting Facepieces:
If the loose fitting facepiece hood is being used, insert the bayonet
connector of the PA20LFBT Breathing Tube into the hood connector
and turn clockwise until it locks in place (see Figure 8).
Figure 8
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NOTE
The PA3BU/PA3ISBU blower is provided with a circuit to
protect the battery. It will not allow the battery to be
discharged below a safe voltage for the cells, regardless
of airflow, without the Alarm sounding. When the Low
Voltage Alarm sounds and the filter cartridges are not
clogged, the battery should be recharged to protect the
battery and thereby prolong the working life of the unit.
If the ball in the Airflow Indicator is BELOW or PARTLY
BELOW the PASS LINE with a fully charged battery, the
filter cartridges may need to be changed.
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Troubleshooting
The following guide will enable you to locate and correct malfunctions:
Malfunction
Possible Cause
Solution
Low Voltage Alarm is sounding, but
Airflow Indicator shows adequate
air flow
Low Voltage
Air inlet to hood is twisted or constricted,
or breathing tube inserted incorrectly
Re-charge battery.
Remove, inspect, and reinsert PA1BT
Breathing Tube approximately 5" into
hood inlet.
No/low airflow into covering
(Alarm sounding for low voltage)
Clogged/damaged air-purifying
filter element
Replace the filter cartridge.
Battery low
Re-charge battery.
Blower malfunction
Replace blower.
Breathing tube or hood damaged
Replace breathing tube and/or hood.
Equipment damaged or filter
needs to be replaced
Leave hazardous area immediately
and check equipment.
Smell or taste contaminant
Replace filter.
If the problem persists and no
damage is found, return equipment
for repair.
Blower unit does not run for
full service life
PA3 (8-10 hours with 2 battery packs;
4-5 hours with 1 battery pack)
Low airflow
See above.
Improper initial charge
Prolonged storage of unit not on charger
Review “Initial Charging Procedure”
on page 4.
PA3IS (Approximately 7 hours with 1
battery pack)
Cleaning
Storage
WARNING
The storage temperature should be between 32º F to 90º F (0º C
to 32º C) with humidity less than 90% RH.
Consult the CC20/PA30 Series Tychem Hood User Manual for
storage instructions on hood components.
Ensure water does not enter cartridges. Replace wet cartridges.
DO NOT use gasoline, organic-based solvents, or chlorinated
degreasing fluids (such as trichloroethylene) as they will cause
damage.
DO NOT immerse the equipment in water or other cleaning fluid
as this may cause contamination in the breathing tube and
blower interior that will be difficult to remove.
Failure to observe the instructions and warnings in this manual
invalidates all performance statements and approvals for this
equipment and could result in death or serious injury.
Once cartridges have reached the end of their useful life, discard
in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines, and in
conformance with plant safety regulations.
Use a lint-free cloth moistened in a mild solution of soap and warm
water to clean the outer surface of the equipment.
Consult the CC20/RT Series Tychem Hood User Manual for
cleaning instructions for the hood components.
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Avoid contaminant entry into the breathing tube, as this will
compromise respiratory protection and could result in death or
serious injury. Consult your local safety professional if you
suspect that contaminant has entered the breathing tube. When
cleaning the equipment, do the following:
When the apparatus is completely dry, store in a clean, dry area,
away from direct sunlight and sources of direct heat.
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Cautions and Limitations
Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.
Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or health.
Do not exceed maximum use concentrations established by regulatory standards.
Do not use this respirator if airflow is less than four cfm (115 lpm) for tight-fitting facepieces or six
cfm (170 lpm) for hoods and/or helmets.
H. Follow established cartridge and canister change schedules or observe ESLI to ensure that
cartridges and canisters are replaced before breakthrough occurs.
I. Contains electrical parts that may cause an ignition in flammable or explosive atmospheres.
J. Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result in death or serious injury.
A.
B.
C.
F.
2
1
X
PA3HE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ACCESSORIES
X X X X X X X X X X X
X X X X X X X X X X X
X X X X X X X X X X X
ABCFHIJLMNOP
ABCFHIJLMNOP
ABCFIJLMNOP
CAUTIONS
AND
LIMITATIONS2
L. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for changing cartridges and/or filters.
M. All approved respirators shall be selected, fitted, used, and maintained in accordance with MSHA,
OSHA, and other applicable regulations.
N. Never substitute, modify, add, or omit parts. Use only exact replacement parts in the configuration as
specified by the manufacturer.
O. Refer to users instructions, and/or maintenance manuals for information on use and maintenance of
these respirators.
P. NIOSH does not evaluate respirators for use as surgical masks.
X
X
X
Protection
HE - High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter for Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
AM - Ammonia
CD - Chlorine dioxide
CL - Chlorine
FM - Formaldehyde
HC - Hydrogen chloride
HF - Hydrogen fluoride
MA - Methylamine
OV - Organic Vapors
SD - Sulfur Dioxide
PA3BU
RT1
RT2
20TJN
20TICN
20SICN
20TICSN
20TICH
20SICH
20TPN
20TPCN
20LFM
20LFL
20SICVN
20SICVH
20TG
20RT
3000
3000R
51WHP
51WHR
PA1BT
PA1BTXS
PA20LFBT
PA20LFBTXS
21C-0773
HE
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
23C–2236 AM/CL/HC/MA/FM/HF/SD/CD/HE
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
23C-2237 OV/CL/HC/HF/SD/CD/HE
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
PA3NBC
PROTECTION1
PA3OVAGHE
TC-
PA1AFI
AIR
ALTERNATE ALTERNATE ALTERNATE
ALTERNATE
FLOW
SUSPENSION/ BREATHING BLOWER
UNIT FILTER CARTRIDGE INDICATOR BATTERY
TUBE
BELT
HARD HAT
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Bullard
PA3BP
ALTERNATE
HOOD
ASSEMBLIES
RESPIRATOR COMPONENTS
This respirator is approved only in the following configurations:
PA30 Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
PA1SB
PA30 Approval Label
PA1DB
NIOSH Approval Label
PA3SMC
PA3PG
PA1EB
PA1DEB
20NC
ES42
20LCL
20LC
PA3BPC
20SLBTC
10
Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.
Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or health.
Do not exceed maximum use concentrations established by regulatory standards.
Do not use this respirator if airflow is less than four cfm (115 lpm) for tight-fitting facepieces or six
cfm (170 lpm) for hoods and/or helmets.
H. Follow established cartridge and canister change schedules or observe ESLI to ensure that
cartridges and canisters are replaced before breakthrough occurs.
J. Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result in death or serious injury.
A.
B.
C.
F.
2
NIOSH Approval Label
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Cautions and Limitations
Protection
HE - High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter for Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
AM - Ammonia
CD - Chlorine dioxide
CL - Chlorine
FM - Formaldehyde
HC - Hydrogen chloride
HF - Hydrogen fluoride
MA - Methylamine
OV - Organic Vapors
SD - Sulfur Dioxide
1
RT1
RT2
20TJN
20TICN
20SICN
20TICSN
20TICH
20SICH
20TPN
20TPCN
20LFM
20LFL
20SICVN
20SICVH
20TG
20RT
3000
3000R
51WHP
51WHR
PA1BT
PA1BTXS
PA20LFBT
PA20LFBTXS
X
X
X
PA3PG
X
PA3HE
X
PA3NBC
X
X
PA3OVAGHE
PA3ISBU
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ACCESSORIES
X X X X X X X X X ABCFJLMNOP
X X X X X X X X X ABCFHJLMNOP
X X X X X X X X X ABCFHJLMNOP
CAUTIONS
AND
LIMITATIONS2
L. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for changing cartridges and/or filters.
M. All approved respirators shall be selected, fitted, used, and maintained in accordance with MSHA,
OSHA, and other applicable regulations.
N. Never substitute, modify, add, or omit parts. Use only exact replacement parts in the configuration as
specified by the manufacturer.
O. Refer to users instructions, and/or maintenance manuals for information on use and maintenance of
these respirators.
P. NIOSH does not evaluate respirators for use as surgical masks.
21C-0796 HE
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
23C-2306 AM/CL/HC/MA/FM/HF/SD/CD/HE X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
23C-2307 OV/CL/HC/HF/SD/CD/HE
PA1AFI
PROTECTION1
PA3ISBP
TC-
PA1SB
AIR
ALTERNATE ALTERNATE ALTERNATE
SUSPENSION/ BREATHING BLOWER PORT
ALTERNATE
FLOW
HARD HAT
UNIT PLUG FILTER CARTRIDGE INDICATOR BATTERY
TUBE
BELT
ASSEMBLY
Cynthiana, KY 41031 USA
1-800-827-0423
Bullard
PA1DB
ALTERNATE
HOOD
ASSEMBLIES
RESPIRATOR COMPONENTS
This respirator is approved only in the following configurations:
PA30IS Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
PA3ISC
PA1EB
PA1DEB
20NC
ES42
20LCL
20LC
20SLBTC
PA30IS Approval Label
PA30 Series Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
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Head
Protection
Respiratory
Protection
Fire and Rescue
Safety
Thermal
Imaging
Ordering Information
CATALOG
NUMBER
CATALOG
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
Respirator Assemblies
PA30LFLSB
20LFL Loose-Ftting Facepiece System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30TJB
20TJ Single Bib Hood System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30TICSB
20TIC Double Bib Hood System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30TICHSB
20TICH Double Bib Hood for Hard Hat System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30SICSB
20SIC Double Bib Saranex Coated Hood System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30SICHSB
20SICH Double Bib Saranex Coated Hood For Hard Hat System with Standard
Comfort Belt
PA30TPSB
20TP Single Bib Hood for Painting System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30TPCSB
20TPC Double Bib Hood for Painting System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30TICSSB
20TICS Extra Long Double Bib Hood System with Standard Comfort Belt
PA30RTISB
RT1 Headband Free Extra Large Lens Double Bib Hood System with Standard
Comfort Belt
PA30RT2SB
RT2 Headband Free Extra Large Lens Double Bib Saranex Coated Hood System
with Standard Comfort Belt
NOTE
For Intrinsically Safe Blower, add “IS” to Part Number above
Example: PA30ISLFLSB
Blower Assemblies
PA3
Tri-filter blower unit (ivory color) with low voltage alarm, battery, battery port
cover, and belt. Breathing tube, replacement battery and charger sold separately.
PA3IS
Tri-filter blower unit (blue color), intrinsically safe with low voltage alarm, battery,
and belt. Breathing tube, replacement battery and charger sold separately.
Battery Chargers
PA3SMC
Quick charger for PA3BP (2 ports)
PA3GC
Table top gang charger for PA3BP (5 ports)
PA3ISC
Quick charger for PA3ISBP (1 port)
PA3ISGC
Table top gang charger (6 ports)
Replacement Cartridges
PA3HE
HE (6 per box)
PA3OVAGHE
OV/CL/HC/SD/CD/HF/HE (6 per box)
PA3NBC
CL/HC/SD/CD/HF/FM/AM/MA/HE (6 per box)
Respirator Hoods
Basic style hood, for use with headband suspension
20TJ
Tychem QC with 20TG headband suspension
20TJN
Tychem QC, no headband suspension
20TP
Tychem QC, with solvent-resistant polyester lens, 20TG headband suspension
(CC20 only)
20TPN
Tychem QC with solvent-resistant polyester lens, no suspension (CC20 only)
Hood with inner bib, for use with headband suspension
20TIC
Tychem QC, with 20TG headband suspension
20TICN
Tychem QC, no headband suspension
20TPC
Tychem QC, with solvent-resistant polyester lens, 20TG headband suspension
(CC20 only)
20TPCN
Tychem QC with solvent-resistant polyester lens, no suspension (CC20 only)
Hood with inner bib, for use with Bullard hard hat
20TICH
Tychem QC, hard hat not included
20SICH
Tychem SL, with taped and sealed seams,hard hat not included
20SICVH
Tychem SL, with taped and sealed seams and CBRN-resistant PVC lens, hard hat
not included
Bullard
1898 Safety Way
Cynthiana, KY 41031-9303
Toll free: 877-BULLARD (285-5273)
Tel: 859-234-6616
Fax: 859-234-8987
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Lilienthalstrasse 12
53424 Remagen
Germany
phone: 0049-2642 999980
fax : 0049-2642 9999829
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DESCRIPTION
Hood with inner bib and long outer bib, for use with headband suspension
20TICS
Tychem QC with taped and sealed seams, and 20TG headband suspension
20TICSN
Tychem QC with taped and sealed seams, no headband suspension
20SIC
Tychem SL, with taped and sealed seams, and 20TG headband suspension
20SICN
Tychem SL, with taped and sealed seams, no headband suspension
20SICVN
Tychem SL, with taped and sealed seams and CBRN-resistant PVC lens, no
headband suspension
Loose Fitting Facepieces with Sewn-In Suspension
20LFM
Tychem QC, facial seal, medium
20LFL
Tychem QC, facial seal, large
Accessory Items for All Hoods
20LC
Mylar lens covers (25/pkg)
20LCL
Mylar lens covers (25/pkg)
Headband Suspensions and Hard Hats
20TG
Standard headband suspension
20RT
Sure-Lock® ratchet headband suspension
3000
Hard hat with standard suspension, white
3000R
Hard hat with ratchet suspension, white
51WHP
Hard hat with standard suspension, white
51WHR
Hard hat with ratchet suspension, white
Accessories for Headbands Suspension and Hard Hats
ESULTRA
Standard replacement suspension for 3000 hard hat
ESRTSL
Replacement ratchet suspension for 3000R hard hat
RS4PC
Standard replacement suspension for 51WHP hard hat
RS4RC
Replacement ratchet suspension for 51WHR hard hat
20NC
Chin strap for 20TG and 20RT headband suspension
ES42
Chin strap for 3000 and 5100 hard hats
Replacement Parts and Accessories
PA1SB
PA1DB
PA1EB
PA1DEB
PA1AFI
PA3BU
PA3ISBU
PA1BT
PA1BTXS
PA20LFBT
PA20LFBTXS
PA1BTS
PA3BP
PA3ISBP
S18051
PA3PG
PA3BPC
Standard belt
Decon belt
Extension standard belt kit
Extension decon belt kit
Air flow indicator
Blower housing unit, motor and impeller
Blower housing unit (I.S. version), motor and impeller
Hood breathing tube assembly; includes tube and clamp; standard length
Hood breathing tube assembly; includes tube and clamp; short length
Loose fitting facepiece breathing tube assembly; standard length
Loose fitting facepiece breathing tube assembly; short length
Breathing tube/cartridge seal
4 hour battery pack
7 hour battery pack (Intrinsically Safe)
Breathing tube clamp
Plug for blower port
Battery port cover
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Cisco Centre
20 Jalan Afifi, #08-03
Singapore 409179
Tel: (65) 6745-0556
Fax: (65) 6745-5176
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“It’s Your Life and You’re Worth It” is a trademark of Bullard.
Tychem is a registered trademark of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company.
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