Comparisons

Comparisons

Performance (Safety & Reliability) MAXAIR 710 CAPR
MAXAIR 2000-700
3M Air-Mate Bullard EVA Safety Tech PureAir Bio-Response Kit ILC Dover Sentinel XL HP
Air Flow & Indicator 190-240 lpm; Yes – In peripheral vision Decreases w/loading; No indicator – test out of NP room 2-speed 200-240 lpm; audible through breathing tube 115-140 or 140-140 (?); No indicator – test out of NP room Single speed 195 lpm; No indicator – test out of NP room
Battery & Indicator Li-Ion, 8-10 & 16-20 hr./chg.; Yes – In peripheral vision NiCad, 8 hr., memory – oldest technology; No indicator Li-Polymer, 4-10 hr./chg.; Visual indicator on blower unit – behind user, audio through air tube NiMH, 4 hr./chg. Or D-Cell Pack (4); No indicator NiMH 8 hr./chg.; Audio and not-in-frontal-view visual alarm
Visible Filter Yes – easy visual check, anytime No – disassembly required to do visual check No – disassembly required to do visual check No – disassembly required to do visual check on 2 filters No – disassembly required to do visual check
Visible Battery Yes – easy visual check, anytime No – disassembly required to do visual check No – disassembly required to do visual check No – disassembly required to do visual check No – disassembly required to do visual check
Maneuverability No restrictions Breathing tube – snags; Belt blower unit – bulky and protruding Heaviest blower – 50% more than 3M Air-Mate Breathing tube – snags; Belt blower unit – bulky and protruding Breathing tube – snags; Belt blower unit – bulky and protruding
Decontamination Easy – smooth surfaces, few parts Time consuming & arduous – irregular shapes, requires soaking Time consuming & arduous – irregular shapes, requires soaking Time consuming & arduous – irregular shapes, requires soaking Time consuming & arduous – irregular shapes, requires soaking
Durability 99.8% uptime over 5+ years Good New unit on market Good Good
Convenience and Comfort MAXAIR 710 CAPR
MAXAIR 2000-700
3M Air-Mate Bullard EVA Safety Tech PureAir Bio-Response Kit ILC Dover Sentinel XL HP
Claustrophobic Virtually none Head covers collapse around face Head covers collapse around face Head covers collapse around face Head covers collapse around face
Air Flow User adjustable 195-240 lpm to meet activity level Single speed; weak for high activity 2-speed 200 & 240 lpm (similar to Air-Mate) 195 lpm, single speed
Noise Level Very quiet - ≤ 62 dB Noisy; no channeled air flow (PA 20 was ≥ 67dB) (similar to Air-Mate) ≤ 75 dB
Don/Doff Very fast and easy Good Good Good Good
Visibility Excellent Good Good Good Good
Care Between Uses Simple helmet wipe in/out Large storage req'd for all parts; wipe down time consuming and difficult, usually skipped (similar to Air-Mate) (similar to Air-Mate) (similar to Air-Mate)
Affordability MAXAIR 710 CAPR
MAXAIR 2000-700
3M Air-Mate Bullard EVA Safety Tech PureAir Bio-Response Kit ILC Dover Sentinel XL HP
Initial Cost Medium to High Medium Medium to High Medium to High Medium to High
Disposables Cost Low High High High High
Maintenance Cost Low High – many parts High High High
Maintenance Time Very low High High High High
Overall cost Lowest High High High High
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The MAXAIR integrated helmet design eliminates the cumbersome air tube and bulky blower unit of conventional PAPR designs, and minimizes the number of accessories and peripherals needed for cost effective use on an ongoing basis."

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