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3M™ Air-Mate™ Vinyl Belt-Mounted High Efficiency (HE) Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) System, Respiratory Protection AMH-12U

3M™ Air-Mate™ Vinyl Belt-Mounted High Efficiency (HE) Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) System, Respiratory Protection AMH-12U
UPC#: 0-51131-98922-13M ID: 70071405727

Important Notice

Please note that this item is for industrial / professional use ONLY. Consumer, household or retail use is not permitted.

Respirator System
Product Details


  • Complete PAPR system in one package
  • Battery pack enclosed in PAPR - no external cables
  • Easy clean vinyl belt


This powered air purifying respirator includes three head covers, a vinyl belt, breathing tube covers and external charge adaptor. Helps provide respiratory protection for system decontamination, such as health care isolation wards and first receiver locations.

Extended Description

The Air-Mate powered air purifying respirator AMH-12U from 3M incorporates a blower, filter and battery into a compact and lightweight belt-mounted unit for respiratory protection against airborne particulates. Filters are NIOSH-approved for high efficiency and used extensively in pharmaceutical, hospital and public health applications. The head cover gives the user a wide field of vision and directs positive airflow into the breathing zone. Can be worn with limited facial hair and glasses. Battery can be charged either within unit or externally for up to eight hours of battery service per charge.

Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) are motorized systems powered by a battery pack which draw air through a filter or cartridge to provide respiratory protection to the wearer. The blower unit can be mounted on the waist, face, or head, depending on the system selected. Potential benefits include:

  • Certain PAPR systems provide a higher level of respiratory protection than non-powered air filtering respirators
  • Constant flow of air can provide cooling for the worker, resulting in greater comfort for the wearer
  • Loose-fitting headgear options provide respiratory protection without the need for a tight faceseal or fit testing
  • Battery-powered blower pulls the air through the filter resulting in no additional breathing resistance to the wearer

This powered air purifying respirator includes:

  • Air-Mate PAPR assembly 231-01-30U
  • Vinyl belt GVP-117
  • Head cover BE-12-3, Regular, White (3 pack)
  • Smart battery charger 520-03-73
  • External charging assembly 520-04-24
  • Breathing tube BE-224
  • Breathing tube covers W-3228-10 (10 pack)
  • Blue storage bag

3M personal protective equipment sold through Shop3M.com is only intended for US occupational workplace use. This 3M personal protective equipment must be used in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910.132) and all other applicable health and safety standards, as well as all user instructions, warnings and limitations accompanying each product. It is essential that all product user instructions and government regulations on the use of each product be followed in order for the product to help protect the wearer. Misuse of personal protective equipment may result in injury, sickness, or death. For correct product selection and use, individuals should consult their on-site safety professional or industrial hygienist. For additional product information, visit www.3M.com/PPESafety.

Battery Type NiCd - Rechargeable
Brand Air-Mate
Cartridge Or Filter Included HE Filter
Headgear Type Head Cover
Powered Air Purifying Respirator (papr) Systems Belt-Mounted
Product Type PAPR Systems