Welding Safety

Welding Safety
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Welding Safety
Products designed for life
Welding’s future – the healthy generation
Our society is becoming ever more health-conscious, as
science becomes better able to explain the cause-and-effect of
diseases and ailments. Conditions that used to be considered
as “acceptable” (metal fume fever, arc eye, etc.) are now
being questioned by many welders.
This new class of welders greatly appreciates the complete
eye and face protection of ADL (auto-darkening lens) shields.
And they also know that personal respiratory protection is
designed to provide breathable quality air.
So less energy is expended on simply breathing, and more
energy can go into their welding. Even hours after work they
feel much more invigorated.
The level of air pollution is determined by the welding
method, amperage and ventilation in the workplace.
Comprehensive information about regulations, legislation,
limits, etc. is often specific to each country. The choice of
protective equipment is often made after consultation between
employers and users.
Immediate symptoms from
exposure to welding fumes
•Eye and skin irritation
•Nausea
•Headache
•Dizziness
•Metal fume fever
Chronic, insidious injuries to
•Respiratory tract and lungs
(including lung cancer)
•The central nervous system
(Parkinson’s Disease, etc.)
The most common eye injuries from UV/IR radiation
• Retinal burns and flash
burns to the cornea
In some municipalities, authorities have set their own air
quality standards for the city at large. By comparison,
the standards for welding environments can be up to
100 times lower (that is, worse than) the city’s
standards. What does this mean for the welder?
Even if the environment is within the OEL
(Occupational Exposure Limit), an unprotected
welder may inhale up to 11 grams of particles
every year*.
* Under normal working conditions the respiratory rate is about 20
litres of air/minute. Over a working year (100%), a welder breathes
in about 2300 m3 of air. Under working conditions with 5 mg/m3
of welding particles in the air, a welder breathes in 11 grams of
particles/year.
3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respiratory Systems
We’ve reinvented the powered
air respirator for welders.
Speedglas™ welding shield
with Adflo™ respirator is
a light, compact, all-inone system. Its exclusive
“stackable” configuration of
the Adflo™ turbo unit means
that the gas filter can be
stacked onto the particle filter
for additional protection from
specific vapours.
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K
M
J
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G
H
D
F
C
B
A
E
A.Filter cover: holds userreplaceable spark arrestor to
reduce risk of filter fires.
H.Ergonomic leather belt: designed
for maximum comfort.
B.Pre-filter: increases the service
life of the particle filter.
C.Particle filter: high efficiency
particulate filtration.
D.Gas filter: (A1B1E1 or A1+) filters out vapours.
E. Odour filter: removes
unpleasant smells (not needed
when the gas filter is installed).
F. NiMH battery: fully charges in four hours. Operating time 8 hrs with particle filter.
G.Brushless motor: with a service
life three times longer than
conventional motors.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
I. Filter indicator: indicates the
status of the particle filter.
J. Airflow Plus: for hot, humid jobs,
the user can increase the airflow
from 170 l/m to 200 l/m with the
push of a button.
K.Breathing tube: fits all Speedglas
models.
L. Exclusive airflow pattern: evenly
distributes filtered air throughout
the entire breathing zone of the
helmet. The intelligent turbo unit
keeps the airflow rate at a
constant, preset level.
M.Soft, flexible face seal: creates a positive pressure environment
within the helmet, keeping the
surrounding pollutants at bay.
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Speedglas™ 9000 Welding Shield with Adflo™
Award-winning, ergonomic welder protection with optimal mobility
and ease-of-use. Also available with an optional safety helmet.
Part No
46 66 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens
and SideWindows.
46 66 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens
and SideWindows.
46 61 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens.
46 61 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens.
Speedglas™ 9000 FlexView Welding Shield with Adflo™
Includes a welding lens with a clear protective visor underneath for
continuous eye, face and respiratory protection. Also available with
an optional safety helmet.
Part No
44 66 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens
and SideWindows.
44 66 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens
and SideWindows.
44 61 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens.
44 61 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens.
Protective Visors with Adflo™
For non-welding manufacturing processes requiring eye, face and
respiratory protection the Adflo™ respirator is also available as a
system with a clear or shaded protective visor.
Part No
89 90 20
With clear visor in polycarbonate.
89 90 21
With clear visor in acetate (solvent resistant).
89 90 25
With shade 5 visor in acetate (solvent resistant).
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
3M™ Speedglas™ with Fresh-air
Compressed Air Respirator
For highly-contaminated welding environments you need the
Fresh-air C (Compressed air) system with a protection factor
over 100. The lightweight, belt-mounted regulator allows the
user to adjust the airflow from 160 to 300 litres per minute,
making Fresh-air C ideal for hot and strenuous work.
In environments where there is a risk of being exposed to
isocyanates, which are difficult to detect and very dangerous to
inhale, it is recommended that a compressed air respirator is used.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
Speedglas™ 9000 Welding Shield with Fresh-air C
Ergonomic welder protection for highly contaminated environments.
User-adjustable airflow from 160 to 300 l/min. Also available with an
optional safety helmet.
Part No
46 88 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens
and SideWindows.
46 88 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens
and SideWindows.
46 81 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens.
46 81 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens.
Speedglas™ FlexView Welding Shield with Fresh-air C
Includes a welding lens with a clear protective visor underneath for
continuous eye, face and respiratory protection. Also available with
an optional safety helmet.
Part No
44 88 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens
and SideWindows.
44 88 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens
and SideWindows.
44 81 70
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens.
44 81 80
Complete system with Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens.
Protective Visors with Fresh-air C
For highly-contaminated manufacturing processes requiring eye, face and
respiratory protection. The Fresh-air C respirator is also available as a
system with a clear or shaded protective visor.
Part No
89 91 00
With clear visor in polycarbonate.
89 91 01
With clear visor in acetate (solvent resistant).
89 91 05
With clear visor in acetate, shade 5 (solvent resistant).
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
Eye protection that increases your performance
Speedglas™ welding lenses eliminate the neck-strain of
“shield flipping” while greatly increasing the accuracy of
electrode placement. This, in turn, reduces the need for
grinding and rework. In addition, welders can get into tight,
cramped spaces with their eye and face protection already
in place. Their constant, clear view makes even extremely
awkward welds a lot easier.
How ADLs work
Before:
With the shield in the safe down position,
the welder has a clear view through the lens.
Both hands are free and the electrode can be
precisely positioned.
During:
Within 0,1 milliseconds of the arc strike,
the lens has switched to the dark state.
After:
The lens automatically returns to the clear
state after welding is complete, allowing for
immediate and safe inspection of the weld
pool, as well as preparation for the next weld.
The UV/IR lens continually blocks harmful radiation, whether the lens
cassette is ON, OFF, clear or dark. It is equivalent to a shade 13 traditional
(non-auto-darkening) welding lens.
EYE & FACE PROTECTION
A quick guide to 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Lenses
There are five different Speedglas™ auto-darkening welding
lenses to choose from, depending, most of all, on the type of
welding you do, but also on personal preferences for fixed or
variable shades, normal or large viewing areas, and additional
options such as sensitivity and delay adjustments.
The table below is a quick guide to the various models due to
the detector function based solely on welding applications.
Optimised
Suitable
Not Recommended
9002X
9002V
9000XF
9002D
Utility
Recommendation for production welding:
MMAW (Electrode)
MIG/MAG
TIG (>20A)
TIG (1A-20A)
Plasma (welding and cutting)
Risk for hidden arc
Grinding with FlexView
EYE & FACE PROTECTION
3M™ Speedglas™ Welding
Shield features
The revolutionary Speedglas™ 9000 welding shield series
features four aerodynamic exhaust vents to remove exhaled
air without letting in welding fumes. For welders who keep
their shield in the down position for prolonged periods
of time, the build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) behind the
shield is greatly reduced compared to traditional shield
designs. Users feel more energetic and
clear-headed all day long. The
9000’s breathability allowed
the shield to be designed for
a close-to-the face-fit, for
optimum vision and reduced
neck strain.
And the shield’s narrow
width makes it ideal for
welding in tight spots.
More windows on the world: Speedglas™ SideWindows
The first time a welder puts on a Speedglas™ 9000 welding
shield with SideWindows you can see his startled reaction.
The welder suddenly realizes he can still see around himself.
Previously hidden peripheral hazards (beams, obstacles, other
workers) are now visible through the two, shade 5 side filters.
Welders can now move more quickly and safely around their
work areas. Shields stay in the safe, down position more
often, providing that much more protection from harmful
UV/IR radiation.
EYE & FACE PROTECTION
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Design awards …
Characteristics like outstanding user comfort, the simplest possible
operation and maintenance, unprecedented ergonomics and optimum
safety have brought us many design awards.
• European Design Prize (Speedglas™ 9000 Welding Shield)
• iF Industrie Forum Design Hannover
(Speedglas™ 9000 Welding Shield and Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator)
• Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year in North America
(Speedglas™ 9000 and Speedglas™ ProTop Welding Shields)
• Excellent Swedish Design
(Speedglas™ 9000 Welding Shields and Adflo™ Powered Air Respirators)
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EYE & FACE PROTECTION
Speedglas™ 9002X
Speedglas™ 9002V
Top of the line welding shield
optimised for all welding applications.
Tradesman´s welding shield
optimised for all welding applications.
• Extra large viewing area • Five variable dark shade levels (55x107mm).
• Five variable dark shade levels 9–13.
• Four adjustable sensitivity levels.
• Unsurpassed in intelligent switching
during low-amp steady TIG welding.
• Three adjustable delay settings.
• Switching time light to dark 0.1 ms.
• Light state 3.
• LED display.
9–13.
• Four adjustable sensitivity levels.
• Unsurpassed in intelligent switching during low-amp steady TIG welding.
• Three adjustable delay settings.
• Switching time light to dark 0.1 ms.
• Light state 3.
• LED display.
Part No
Part No
40 11 80
Complete welding shield.
40 11 70
Complete welding shield.
Complete welding shield
with SideWindows.
40 18 70
Complete welding shield
with SideWindows.
40 18 80
Speedglas™ 9000XF
Speedglas™ 9002D
Fixed shade welding shield with extra
large viewing area.
The latest addition to the 9002 series
welding shields with dual shades.
• Extra large viewing area • Dual dark shade levels 9 and 11.
• Two adjustable sensitivity levels.
• Switching time light to dark 0.4 ms.
• Light state 3.
• LED display.
Part No
40 11 40
Complete welding shield.
40 18 40
Complete welding shield
with SideWindows.
(55x107mm).
• Fixed dark shade 10, 11 or 12.
• Manual sensitivity adjustment.
• Switching time light to dark 0.4 ms.
• Light state 3.
40 11 50
40 11 51
40 11 52
Complete welding shield
(shade 10, 11 and 12). 40 18 50
40 18 51
40 18 52
Complete welding shield
with SideWindows
(shade 10, 11 and 12). EYE & FACE PROTECTION
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Part No
Speedglas™ Utility Robust entry level welding shield for
MIG and stick welding.
• Fixed dark shade in either 10 or 11.
• Two year warranty.
Part No
40 81 10
Complete welding shield shade 10.
40 81 11
Complete welding shield shade 11.
Speedglas™ 9000 ProTop Welding shield
Welding shield with auto-darkening
welding lens and safety helmet.
Part No
48 31 70
With Speedglas™ 9002V
welding lens.
48 31 80
With Speedglas™ 9002X
welding lens.
48 38 70
With Speedglas™ 9002V
welding lens and SideWindows.
48 38 80
With Speedglas™ 9002X,
welding lens and SideWindows.
Speedglas™ 9000 FlexView Welding shield
Welding shield with auto-darkening welding lens
and a 120x90mm clear visor for welding prep.
Part No
44 11 70
With Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens.
44 11 80
With Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens.
44 18 70
With Speedglas™ 9002V welding lens and SideWindows.
44 18 80
With Speedglas™ 9002X welding lens and SideWindows.
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EYE & FACE PROTECTION
Spare Parts and Accessories
Cover lenses
42 60 00
Outside standard 140C (pk=10).
42 70 00
Outside scratch resistant 145C (pk=10).
42 70 71
Outside high heat 205C (pk=10).
42 80 00
Inside (42x91mm) 9002U/D/V (pk=5).
42 80 10
Inside (53x103mm) 9002XF/X (pk=5).
42 30 05
FlexView (120x90mm) (pk=5). Sweatbands
16 70 00
Towelling.
16 75 00
Towelling (pk=5).
16 80 00
Leather.
Battery
42 20 00
9000 Lithium (pk=2).
Head harness
16 50 20
9000 Head harness.
16 60 00
9000 Head harness attachments.
Magnifying lens
17 10 15
9000 Magnifying lens attachment.
17 10 20
Diopter 1.0x.
17 10 21
Diopter 1.5x.
17 10 22
Diopter 2.0x.
17 10 23
Diopter 2.5x.
Head and throat protection
Our new generation of cloth protectors are made
from Tecaweld ™. Offers improved resistance to
flames and molten metal, as well as excellent
flexibility and durability.
16 40 09
Head protector: 100% Tecaweld.
16 90 01
Throat protector: 100% Tecaweld.
16 91 00
Head Cape: 100% Tecaweld.
ACCESSORIES
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Particle filter
83 60 10
Pre-filter (pk= 5).
83 70 10
Particle filter P SL.
Odour filter
Excellent for removing unpleasant odours
when using the particle filter configuration.
83 71 10
Complete odour filter.
83 71 20
Replacement odour filter pad.
Gas filter
For protection from specific organic (A),
inorganic (B) and acidic (E) vapours.
83 72 42
Gas filter A1B1E1.
83 75 42
Gas filter A1+.
Battery
83 76 20
Standard NiMH.
83 76 21
Heavy-Duty NiMH.
Face seal
43 40 01
Face seal for welding shield.
80 40 05
Face seal for clear or shade 5
protective visor.
Air hose
83 40 00
Standard air hose 0,95m.
83 40 03
Air hose cover.
83 40 05
Rubber air hose 0,95m.
83 40 10
Standard air hose 1,20m
83 40 12
Standard air hose 1,90m.
83 40 13
Standard air hose 2,85m.
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ACCESSORIES
Our focus is welders
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Our integrated production enables us to achieve
outstanding quality control in all processes. As a result,
Speedglas™ is the world’s leading brand of protective
equipment for welders. And
just as hundreds of thousands
of users rely on Speedglas™
products every day for their
best welding performance,
we rely on welder comments
for future product designs,
developments and
improvements.
3M Australia Pty. Limited
950 Pacific Hwy
Pymble NSW 2073 Australia
© 3M 2007 All rights reserved.
Speedglas™ and Adflo™ are trademarks of 3M.
Australian Welding Supplies Pty. Ltd
Unit 9, 6 - 8 McLachlan Avenue
Artarmon NSW 2064 Australia
Tel: (02) 9439 0111
Fax: (02) 9439 0100
E-mail: sales@awsupplies.com.au
www.awsupplies.com.au
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