How do Kite powered respirators work

At the core of respiratory protection lies the principle of establishing a physical barrier between the wearer and the surrounding ambient air. To achieve this, various types of respiratory protection equipment are available, tailored to specific risks and circumstances. Allow us to elucidate the functionality of Arbin Kite air hoods for you.

Arbin Kite powered respirators

The all-in-one respiratory protection solution
Arbin Kite powered respirators have a face-piece-mounted motor, battery, and filter. This innovative design allows the user to put the device to use in no time. 

The particle filter (also known as a P3 filter) positioned at the back purifies the air, which then passes through a duct at the top of the device before being blown into the facepiece.

Constant air flow to ensure comfort and safety
Arbin Kite respirators maintain a constant flow of air while in use; electronic programming ensures that the air flow is maintained at 160 litres/minute. This is enough to supply the user with an adequate quantity of air to keep a slight overpressure in the facepiece, even when working in hot conditions or carrying out heavy duties.

Comfortable and easy to use
A flow of clean, refreshing air is directed towards the wearer’s face. What’s more, the visor doesn’t fog up and is constantly clear. Arbin Kite powered respirators feel quite light since they are perfectly balanced on the head. 

Due to the soft, comfortable elastic face seal, a slight overpressure inside the face piece is created, preventing contaminated air from entering. This guarantees a high level of safety.

Audible alarm in the event of a clogged filter or low battery level
When an Arbin Kite dust mask is used for extended periods of time, the filter progressively becomes clogged. The programming compensates for this by increasing the motor speed. At a given moment, an alarm signal sounds, alerting the user to change the filter. An audible alarm also rings when the battery voltage drops too low. The user then has a few minutes to leave the workplace before the Kite stops.