3M Speedglas Welding and Grinding Helmets cleaning. 

As one of the most popular PAPR systems in the world, Speedglas Welding Helmets with the Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator are designed to provide welders with air at least 50 times cleaner than they would breathe if unprotected.


For those welding with powered air protection against carcinogenic welding fume, the belt-mounted Adflo Powered Air Respirator (PAPR) is comfortable and lightweight. The Adflo PAPR connects to the Speedglas respiratory welding helmets and provides a constant flow of fresh, clean air helping to keep you cool and comfortable as you weld.

Especially in todays climate we also need to understand that these PAPR need mainentance so the system can protect the operator. At First Stage we specialise in the service of the 3M Speedglas welding Helmets and grinding masks. 

Our process (AS1715)
Each helmet is recorded with an individual report number and allocated a worksheet to record all findings. We then;
  •  Separate the complete contents from the original 3M bag

  • The 3M bag is washed with detergent rinsed and dried.

  •  All consumables listed by Speedglas are removed and disposed or recycled

  • The remaining conponents are disassembled, down to the last screw

  • The auto lens is taken to the anti-static room for cleaning and testing

  • We hand clean all the hard plastics and inspecting for damage.

  • Hoses are gently cleaned, rinsed well and inspected for holes

  • The adflo or versaflo motors are clean separately

  • All components are dried using Breathing grade air

  • Each unit is precisely re-assembled using all new and original 3M consumables. 

  • Flow rates, lens settings and batteries are all tested and reset.

  • Accessories in each bag and heat sealed while any used parts are removed.

  • The final product is sanitised and heat sealed in a bag, labeled with a job number and report number and placed into the matching 3M bag.

  • The 3M bag is then placed into a recycled box and numbered again before shipping.