What is a supplied-air respirator?

A supplied-air respirator (SAR) supplies clean air from a compressed air tank or through an air line, as opposed to an air-purifying respirator that filters air from the workroom area.

The air supplied in tanks or from a compressor must meet certain standards for purity and moisture content.

The air supply could either be a low-pressure or high-pressure source.

A low-pressure source would be an ambient pump, like an air compressor designed specifically for respiratory protection applications.

A high-pressure supply source would be either a cylinder or “cascaded” cylinders of breathing air. It could also be a compressed air supply within a facility as long as it is filtered and monitored to ensure it meets the requirements for breathing air purity.

Our bestselling supplied-air respirators:

Levitt-Safety carries a wide variety of supplied-air respirators from leading manufacturers including 3M, Honeywell, and MSA.

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Ska-Pak AT Supplied Air Respirator

3M™ Scott™ Ska-Pak AT Supplied-Air Respirator

  • Automatic, hands-free transfer from external air source to cylinder in the event of primary air source interruption
  • Personal, tactile Vibralert alarm lets wearer know their air source has been transferred to cylinder air
  • Low pressure indicator for ultimate safety and awareness
  • Combination Type C positive pressure respirator with escape cylinder for entry into escape from hazardous, confined space or immediately dangerous to life (IDLH) situations
  • Available in 3, 5, 10, or 15-minute rated cylinder egress options

Ska-Pak Plus Supplied Air Respirator

3M™ Scott™ Ska-Pak Plus Supplied-Air Respirator

  • Combination Type C positive pressure respirator with escape cylinder for entry into or escape from hazardous situations
  • Easy breathing and reduced user fatigue
  • Can be used with the Industrial SCBA or E-Z Airline supplied air respirators for ease of training and minimized inventory cost
  • Available in 5, 10, or 15-minute rated-cylinder egress options
  • Features the E-Z Klip cylinder retention system for quick and easy cylinder changes

Honeywell Panther™ Pressure Demand Supplied Air Respirator (PD-SAR) Hip-Pac with Nylon Harness

Honeywell Panther™ Pressure Demand Supplied-Air Respirator

  • Lightweight harness is comfortable and easy to use
  • Sizeable waist belt allows for use of all sizes
  • Choice of a 5-minute 10-minute hoop-wrap fiberglass cylinder
  • Includes Air Klic pressure demand regulator with first breath activation
  • NIOSH approved

PremAire Supplied Air Respirator System

PremAire® Supplied-Air Respirator System

  • Cost-efficient supplied-air respirator
  • Modular system for thousands of configurations to match respiratory needs to the task at hand
  • Lightweight, mask-mounted regulator provides high air flow
  • Suitable for IDLH environments (with escape cylinder option)

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