Published: 11 September 2018 - Sarah Mead
The PowerCap Infinity is the very latest in Powered Air Purifying Respiratory technology offering 4-in-1 fully integrated protection to the head, eye/face, hearing and respiratory protection in one intuitive lightweight head mounted unit.
The PowerCap Infinity has been designed by JSP’s research and development team who were inspired by feedback received from people about the compatibility issue of having to wear respiratory, head, eye and hearing protection but also the weight, heat and restriction of movement when wearing a waist mounted PAPR filter unit. Through extensive user trials JSP engineered out restrictive waist mounted units and hoses which resulted in an easy to operate lightweight head mounted unit.
The PowerCap Infinity PAPR unit has a highly efficient twin impeller system that controls the airflow through the head-top which has a cooling effect to maximise user comfort and optimise energy efficiency. Real time diagnostics monitor the performance of the airflow twice per second and ensure that the unit delivers the optimum level of airflow depending on the wearer’s demands regulating the intake and internal pressure delivering a minimum of 160 litres a minute of filtered clean air.
Feedback is given on battery and filter condition via the heads up display and audible notifications and Indicator lights on the front of the unit allow co-workers to also see if there are any issues. The Powerca Infinity provides users with respiratory protection to a level of TH3, EN 12491:1998 + A2: 2008 – with the highest possible rating of APF 40. It also offers head protection to EN397, eye protection to EN166.B and hearing protection to EN352-3 with the optional Sonis helmet mounted ear defenders with an unbeaten SNR of 36.
All key elements of the PowerCap Infinity are user-replaceable, allowing easy maintenance and cleaning which is imperative so the PAPR unit can be used in very dusty environments.
The PowerCap Infinity brings a simple solution to the complex problem of providing combination above the neck PPE. Its intuitive features simplify user acceptability improving compliance whilst keeping people safe at work.