3M FR-M40 User Manual

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FR-M40 Series

Full Facepiece Air Purifying Respirator

User Instructions for 3M™ FR-M40-10 Full Facepiece Respirator (small), 3M™ FR-M40-20 Full Facepiece Respirator (medium) and 3M™ FR-M40-30 Full Facepiec e Respirator (large)

(Keep these instructions for reference)

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GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION

Intended Use

The 3M™ FR-M40 Full Facepiece Respirator is designe d to help provide respiratory protection against certain airborne contaminants when used in accordance with all use and limitation instructions and applicable safety and health regulations.

These User Instructions are not designed to serve as a training manual for personnel with no previous practical experience with air purifying respirators (APR). Contact 3M OH&ESD Technical Service Department for more information on training programs available. For proper use, see supervisor, or instructions, or call 3M Technical Service

CAUTION

The headstraps of this respirator contain natural rubber latex which may cause an allergic reaction.

This respirator helps reduce exposure to certain airborne contaminants but does not eliminate exposure or the risk of contracting disease or infection. Misuse may result in sickness or death. For proper use, see supervisor or User Instructions , or call 3M in U.S.A., 1-800-243-4630. In Canada, call Technical Service at 1-800-267-4414.

This respirator helps reduce exposure to certain airborne contaminants but does not eliminate exposure or the risk of contracting disease or infection. Misuse may result in sickness or death. For proper use, see your supervisor, product packaging or call 3M in U.S.A. at 1-800-243-4630. In Canada call 3M at 1-800-267-4414.

Use only 3M parts with this respirator.

Do not use when airborne concentrations of contaminants exceed the maximum use concentration (MUC)of the respirator. See Quantitative and Qualitative Fit Testing section of these User

Instructions .

This respirator must be inspected before each use to ensure it is in proper operating condition. See Inspection Procedure section.

Before you enter a contaminated atmosphere wearing this respirator, you must inspect the respirator, don the respirator according to the instructions provided with the components of the system you are using and complete a User Seal Check. Failure to do so may affect respirator performance and may result in sickness or death.

Before removing the respirator, you must leave the contaminated area and be completely decontaminated by following applicable decontamination protocols. Alternatively, have an individual, who has not been contaminated, assist you with doffing.

Before storing the respirator, be sure that the respirator has been decontaminated per applicable decontamination protocols. If necessary, dispose of the equipment per applicable waste regulations.

Do not connect or use the drinking system in contaminated atmospheres.

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CAUTION

Cleaning with solvents may degrade some respirator components and reduce respirator effectiveness. See Maintenance and Cleaning section.

• Inspect all respirator components before each use to ensure proper operating conditions.

The used cartridge must be disposed of in accordance with all applicable waste regulations.

Avoid overstretching the holes in the universal second skin. To prevent tearing the exhalation valve cover opening of the universal second skin, be careful pulling it over the flanges of the exhalation valve housing.

DS2 is a common agent used in the decontamination of equipment exposed to military chemical warfare agents. DS2 may damage the front and side voicemitters of the mask assembly. When exposed to DS2, rinse voicemitters with clean water.

USE INSTRUCTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Important

Before use the wearer must read and understand these User Instructions . Keep these instructions for reference.

FR-C2A1 is NIOSH approved for chlorine, hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide, chloroacetophenone (CN), o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS) and P100. See 3M™ FR-C2A1 Cartridge User Instructions , Specification section.

FR-64 is NIOSH approved for certain organic vapors, sulfur dioxide, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, ammonia, methylamine, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide (escape only), phosphine , chloroacetophenone (CN), o-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS) and as a P100 particulate filter. See 3M™ FR-64 Cartridge User Instructions , Specification section.

Note, the FR-C2A1 Cartridge:

Meets canister requirements for protection against CS, CN.

Meets cartridge requirements for chlorine, hydrogen chloride and sulfur dioxide.

Filter meets 42 CFR 84 P100 requirements.

Meets the gas testing criteria of U.S. Military Specification MIL-C-51560(EA) and EA-C-1704.

Is not NIOSH evaluated for any other gases or vapors.

Note, the FR-64 Cartridge:

-Meets canister requirements for protection against H2S(escape only), Phosphine, CS, and CN.

-Meets cartridge requirements for certain organic vapors, sulfur dioxide, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, ammonia, methylamine and formaldehyde.

-Filter meets 42 CFR 84 P100 requirements.

-Meets certain gas testing criteria of U.S. Military Specification MIL-C-51560 (EA), EA-DTL=1704A, NATO triptych AC/225 (Panel VII D/103 and QSTAG 1009.

Use For

3M recommends the use of this product to help reduce the respiratory exposure of wearers to certain chemical and biological warfare agents when used in accordance with all use and limitation instructions and applicable safety and health regulations.

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Do Not Use For

Atmospheres with less than 19.5% oxygen, concentrations of contaminants which are immediately dangerous to life or health, are unknown or when concentrations exceed the use limitations for the cartridge/filter and facepiece specified in OSHA standards or applicable government regulations, whichever is lower or exposure to industrial chemicals not included in the NIOSH approval.

Use Instructions

1.Failure to follow all instructions and limitations on the use of this respirator and/or failure to wear this respirator during all times of exposure can reduce respirator effectiveness and may result in sickness or death.

2.The airborne contaminants which can be dangerous to your health include those that are so small you cannot see them.

3.Before use, the wearer must first be trained by the employer in proper respirator use in accordance with applicable safety and health standards.

4.U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 and the Canadian CSA Standard Z94.4 require a written respirator program and also require that the wearer be fit tested before use.

5.Leave contaminated area immediately and contact supervisor if you smell or taste contaminants or if dizziness, irritation, or other distress occurs.

Use Limitations

1.Do not use this respirator when the concentration of contaminants is unknown or immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH).

2.Do not use when concentrations exceed 10 times the permissible exposure limit (PEL) when qualitatively fit tested or 50 times the PEL when quantitatively fit tested, or according to specific OSHA standards or applicable government regulations, whichever is lower.

3.This respirator does not supply oxygen when used in the air-purifying mode. Do not use in atmospheres containing less then 19.5% oxygen.

4.Do not alter, abuse or misuse this respirator.

5.Do not use with beards or other facial hair or other conditions that prevent a good seal between the face and the faceseal of the respirator.

NIOSH Cautions and Limitations

The following restrictions may apply. See NIOSH approval label.

A- Not for use in atmospheres containing less than 19.5 percent oxygen. B- Not for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life or health.

C- Do not exceed maximum use concentrations established by regulatory standards.

H- Follow established cartridge and canister change schedules or observe ESLI to ensure that cartridges and canisters are replaced before breakthrough occurs.

J - Failure to properly use and maintain this product could result in injury or death.

L- Follow the manufacturer’s User’s Instructions for changing cartridges, canister and/or filters. M- All approved respirators shall be selected, fitted, used, and maintained in accordance with MSHA,

OSHA, and other applicable regulations.

N- Never substitute, modify, add, or omit parts. Use only exact replacement parts in the configuration as specified by the manufacturer.

O- Refer to User’s Instructions, and/or maintenance manuals for information on use and maintenance of these respirators.

P - NIOSH does not evaluate respirators as surgical masks.

S- Special or critical User’s Instructions and/or specific use limitations apply. Refer to User’s Instructions before donning.

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S-Special or Critical Use Instructions

There is no NIOSH approval schedule for chemical or biological warfare agents; only the tear agents CN & CS. Use of this respirator along with the FR-C2A1 or FR-64 cartridge helps reduce wearer exposure to certain chemical and biological warfare agents when used in accordance with all use instructions and applicable safety and health regulations but does not eliminate exposure or the risk of contracting disease or infection.

Time Use Limitations

1.If respirator or cartridge becomes damaged, soiled, or breathing becomes difficult, leave the contaminated area immediately and repair or replace the respirator or cartridge.

2.Replace filters in accordance with the filter Time Use Limitations. (See filter User Instructions .)

3.Replace cartridges in accordance with an established change schedule or earlier if smell, taste or irritation from contaminants is detected.

General Description

The NIOSH approved 3MTM FR-M40 system is a negative pressure air purifying respirator (APR).

The facepiece attaches to the head by a series of six straps that are pulled tight to seal the facepiece around the face and help minimize air leakage. The facepiece exhalation valve opens when air is exhaled, and prevents external air from entering during inhalation.

Before use, the wearer must be trained by the employer in the proper donning, operation, inspection, emergency procedures and maintenance of the APR. Training must be in accordance with and include these User Instructions . Improper use may result in serious bodily injury or death.

PRODUCTS, ACCESSORIES AND PARTS

3M™ Full Facepieces (Figures 1 and 2)

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Product Name

 

FR-M40-10

Full Facepiece, Small

FR-M40-20

Full Facepiece, Medium

FR-M40-30

Full Facepiece, Large

Facepiece Material:

Silicone Rubber

Facepiece Color:

Olive Drab

Facepiece Lens Material:

Hardcoated Polycarbonate

Head Harness:

Elastic/Fabric

Head Harness Color:

Black Elastic with Olive Drab Head Pad

Unit Weight (approx.):

19.7 oz. (.56 kg)

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3M™ Spare Parts (Figures 3-6)

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Product Number

 

Product Name

FR-M40-101

(a)

Head Harness

FR-M40-102

(b)

Inhalation (Inlet) Valve Kit (includes valve disk and valve body)

FR-M40-103

(c)

Nose Cup Valve Disk (2)

FR-M40-104

(d)

Exhalation (Outlet) Valve Cover

6889

(e)

Exhalation (Outlet) Valve Disk

FR-M40-106

(f)

Internal Drink Tube

FR-M40-107

(g)

Side Voicemitter Kit (includes voicemitter, gasket, retainer and

 

 

removal tool)

FR-M40-108

(h)

D-ring Side Voicemitter Removal Tool (not pictured)

FR-M40-109

(i)

External Drink Tube Quick Disconnect Coupling

3M™ Accessories (Figures 16-23)

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Product Number

Product Name

Weight

FR-M40-1 (fig. 16)

Eyepiece Outsert, Clear (2)

4.2 oz. (0.12 kg)

FR-M40-2 (fig. 16)

Eyepiece Outsert, Gray (2)

4.2 oz. (0.12 kg)

FR-M40-3 (fig. 18)

Quick Doff Hood (Butyl Rubber Coated Fabric, Olive Drab) 8.5 oz. (0.24 kg)

FR-M40-4 (fig. 20)

Spectacle Kit

0.7 oz. (0.02 kg)

FR-M40-5 (fig. 22)

Universal Second Skin, Butyl Rubber, (Black) S

3.9 oz. (0.11 kg)

FR-M40-6 (fig. 22)

Universal Second Skin, Butyl Rubber, (Black) M/L

3.9 oz. (0.11 kg)

CAUTION

Used cartridge must be disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.

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