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Not all gas masks are created equal

Shocker, right? There are certain criteria you need to look for when you want to  buy gas masks. First, make sure the mask and filter is rated for chemical blowing and riot control agents. KTF Africa stocks a wide variety of gas masks for industrial use and is the place to buy gas masks

Some gas masks on the market are nothing more than glorified surgical masks and not designated gas masks for industrial use. While this may be sufficient for most biological threats, it’s also important that any mask and accompanying filter you purchase is certified to protect against nuclear and chemical threats as well i.e. gas masks for industrial use . Be sure to discuss this with any supplier before ordering. Buy gas masks that suit your requirements. 

I prefer a mask with filter connections on both sides versus just one side or just in the front. This not only offers more flexibility (i.e. positioning the filter opposite where a gun stock may interfere), but also allows the user to positively attach a replacement filter on the opposite port before removing an expired one.

Field of view is a common frustration with many masks on the market. It’s important to have an unobstructed view during times that warrant the use of a gas mask. Many older surplus masks have small goggle-type eye holes, which virtually eliminate all peripheral vision. How about prescription glasses? It’s important to make sure the mask in consideration accommodates spectacles.

You’ll probably need a few spare filters when you buy gas masks. 

Not only do filters have a shelf life, but they also don’t last as long while in use as you might imagine. Most need to be replaced after just several hours of use depending on the environment and gas concentrations. Even if breathing in “uninfected air,” they last less than 24 hours. What does this mean? First, it’s not hard to imagine the need for several filters per person depending on exposure times. Second, it’s important to keep track of the expiration date for any filters on hand.

If you need more info on where to buy gas masks, give us a call at KTF Africa and we will gladly assist you with your purchase!

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