How do Kite powered respirators work

Respiratory protection fundamentally involves creating a physical barrier between the wearer and the ambient air. A range of equipment tailored to specific risks and circumstances is available for this purpose. Let us explain the functionality of Arbin Kite air hoods.

Arbin Kite powered respirators

The all-in-one respiratory protection solution

Arbin Kite powered respirators feature a face-piece-mounted motor, battery, and filter, enabling quick and easy use.

The particle filter, or P3 filter, located at the back, cleans the air. This purified air then moves through a duct at the top before being directed into the face piece.

Constant air flow to ensure comfort and safety
Arbin Kite respirators maintain a constant flow of air while in use; electronic programming ensures that 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 face piece, 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
Using an Arbin Kite dust mask over extended periods leads to the filter gradually getting clogged. The device adjusts by increasing motor speed. Eventually, an alarm alerts the user to change the filter. A separate audible alarm indicates when the battery voltage is too low, giving the user minutes to exit the workplace before the Kite shuts down.