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Tecmen PAPR Air Fed System – Blue Runway

£449.00 ex VAT

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  • Air Fed – Shield + Blower
  • Welding & Grinding
  • Weight: 1.2Kg


Tecmen Air Fed PAPR System – Blue Runway

The Tecmen PAPR Air-Fed system is a great value air-fed welding shield with a near perfect optical rating and variable airflow speeds. A fully adjustable welding helmet protects the eyes and the highly efficient blower unit filters fume to protect the user from breathing harmful particulates.  Kit comes with Tecmen helmet and airflow system with filters – complete and ready to use.

  • Auto darkening helmet with near perfect 1/1/1/2 optical classes
  • Suitable for low amp TIG welding, grinding, arc gouging as well as MMA welding
  • ≥ 99.97% particulate filtration


Auto Darkening Helmet

This helmet is a simplified version of an air fed welding and grinding helmet, with the two functions in one without the need of a bulky flip-up visor. The near-perfect optical rating, rated to 1/1/1/2, allows for a clear view of the workpiece and weld. Infinite control available over the sensitivity, between low and high, and adjustable shade, dark mode ranging from DIN 9 ~ 13 and light at DIN 3.5. Fully variable delay from 0.1 ~ 1.0 seconds. This helmet also has fully automatic On/Off functionality and is suitable for grinding too.

The helmet comes with a solar cell and replaceable battery – 2 x CR2450.

ADF Specifications
Optical Class: 1 /1 /1 /2
Viewing Area: 97 x 62mm (3.82” x 2.44”)
Arc Sensor: 4
Light State: DIN 3.5
Dark State: DIN 9 ~ 13
Shade Control: Internal, Variable Shade
Power On/ Off: Fully Automatic
Sensitivity Control: Low—High, Adjustable Infinitely
UV/ IR Protection: Up to shade DIN16 at all times
Power Supply: Solar cell. Battery Replaceable,
2 x CR2450 lithium battery
Switching Time: 1/25,000 s. From light to dark
Delay (Dark to light): 0.1 ~ 1.0s by dial control knob
Low Amperage TIG Rated: ≥ 2 amps (DC); ≥ 2 amps (AC)
Grinding: Yes
Application range: MMA, TIG, TIG Pulse, MIG,
MIG Pulse, Plasma Cutting,
Plasma Welding, Arc Air Gouging,
Approved by: DINplus, CE, ANSI Z87.1,
CSAZ94.3, AS/NZS 1338.1


PAPR Blower Unit

Supplied with a P3 particulate filter and pre filters, the Tecmen blower provides a filter efficiency of ≥99.97%, preventing inhalation of welding fume as well as dusts and other particulates.

Comfortable to wear, these systems are supplied with a belt to support the blower unit as well as should harness straps to further provide comfort and reduce lower back strain.

An intelligent air supply, the Tecmen unit senses filter obstructions and will self adjust the flow rate to ensure the user gets optimal air flow at all times.  A handy display on the top of the blower unit shows battery level, filter status and air flow rate with a simple glance downwards.  In the event of a filter clogging, an audible alarm, flashing lights and a vibration will alert the welder it is time to change filters.

2 flow settings allows the user to set air supply to their liking.

Supplied with a standard lithium ion battery, the Tecmen V3 will provide 9 hours run time on the lower flow setting, perfect for most working shifts.  Heavy duty batteries are available, providing 15 hours run time.


The Tecmen V3 system, has an inward leakage rating of TH2.  See our article on protection factors for further information.

PAPR System Specification
Air flow rate: Low speed: 170 lpm

High speed: 210 lpm

Battery type: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Standard Battery duration:

Heavy Duty Battery duration:

9 hours Low | 5 hours High

15 hours Low | 9 hours High

Battery charge time: 1 hour – Standard

2 hours – Heavy Duty

Battery life: 550 charges
Filter efficiency: 99.97%
Alarms: Visible, Audible and Vibrate
Operating temperature: -5°C to 55°C (23°F to 131°F)
Weight 1.2Kg
Standard: EN12941 TH2, NIOSH 42 CFR 84 AS/NZS 1716

This range of helmets comes in three different styles:

  • Matt Black
  • Staggered Graffiti
  • Blue Runway
Why use an air fed welding helmet?

New evidence presented to the HSE regarding the correlations between all kinds of welding fumes and breathing related illnesses lead to changes in law back in February 2019. It is now a legal requirement for all professional workshops that use any kind of welding process to provide adequate breathing protection for their employees. This is to reduce the likelihood of serious or long term breathing related illnesses among your workforce, also improving quality of life, comfort and safety during working hours.

It’s a legal requirement for indoor welding environments to have fume extraction, either fitted into the weld-bay or on-torch, but it’s also required by law for companies to supply their employees with ways of dealing with residual fumes. These come in two main forms: 1 – Personal breathing protection, such as a respirator or filtered mask; or 2 – full air-fed helmets with a blower unit and face seal.

Respiratory masks (Standard: FFP3) are only effective when they can achieve a complete, airtight face-fit, which is not possible unless the user is clean shaven. A face-fit mask has to be face-fit tested for each user. For a more universally effective form of breathing protection, that’s where Air Fed Helmets come in. Air Fed Helmets are an effective and affordable breathing protection solution for any user.

TBWS Welding Supplies also deals in Personal Respiratory Protection and Fume Extraction Systems.