Welding helmets protect against fumes, meet Australian standards

Kemppi has unveiled its new range of welding helmets – the Beta 90 FreshAir, Delta 90 FreshAir and the Delta+ 90 FreshAir. 

The helmets have been specifically designed to provide the utmost protection against welding, grinding and associated airborne fumes and dust contamination, and to ensure user comfort while meeting Australian standards.

The lightweight Beta 90 FreshAir helmet provides users with maximum flexibility and can be worn by welders working in any position whether undertaking arc welding, plasma cutting, gouging or grinding operations. It provides safety and protection for the eyes, face and lungs.

The Beta 90 features a 3-stage flip lens to protect against welding, tacking and grinding operations. In the case of overhead welding applications, the Beta 90’s shield incorporates a perimeter deflection rim to offer additional protection.

The helmet also boasts a dual-skin hatch design to reduce the transfer of heat to the welders face. To ensure that any harmful airborne welding fumes and dust contamination are eliminated, the Beta 90 design incorporates the ‘positive pressure’ principal.

The Beta 90 FreshAir can be combined with either a battery powered FreshAir filter pack or a locally supplied airline. Cool and clean breathing air is channeled through a filter and directed over the welder’s face. The positive pressure design also ensures that breathing is effortless.

Plus, the Beta 90’s adjustable fabric face seal creates a safe and easy breathing zone to deliver all day comfort for the welder. The air-flow reduces weld lens misting and a multi-point head harness ensures maximum adjustment and comfort for the welder.

The Delta 90 and Delta+ 90 FreshAir helmets have been specifically designed for those working in extreme conditions such as shipbuilding, heavy fabrication, and mining and construction sites, where hardhat protection is advised or essential.

Both the Delta 90 and Delta+ 90 incorporate many of the features of the Beta 90 but provide all round head protection. The Delta 90 FreshAir helmet integrates head, face and respiratory protection in one strong model to deliver maximum protection and comfort for welder. This model can also incorporate optional hearing protection.

For additional protection and safety, the Delta+ 90 includes a separately hinged welding visor that can be raised independently from a large and clear impact grade face shield.

Both the Delta and Delta+ 90 FreshAir models can be combined with either a rechargeable, battery powered FreshAir filter pack or a local air source to ensure the welder has access to cool, clean breathing air. The FreshAir Flow control comes standard with an alarm. It’s intelligent warning system provides both visual and acoustic signals if the battery is drained, the filter is clogged or the airflow is insufficient, to help protect the user.

All three FreshAir welding helmets have been tested and meet Australian and New Zealand standards. The Beta helmet meets AS/NZS 1337.1 for welding and grinding. When combined with the FreshAir Flow control it has been rated to AS/NZS 1716. The Delta and Delta+ 90 meet standards rating AS/NZ 1801 and AS/NZS 1337.1. Together with FreshAir Flow control it is rated to AS/NZS1716.