CLEANING
THE EQUIPMENT

It is recommended to clean the respirator after every use in a dedicated area (away from where equipment is stored). If necessary, staff undertaking cleaning should wear PPE including a respirator. If disinfection, sterilization or decontamination is required, refer to these sections for more information.

The Power Unit and Mask should be cleaned separately. See below for steps to clean the equipment.

Remove used filters and dispose of according to facility safety policy and local regulations for contaminated waste.

Dissemble the respirator: remove the mask, head harness and neck support. Insert the CleanSpace Cleaning & Storage Plug (CS3011) into the Power Unit to prevent contaminants entering the internal air path. Inspect all equipment for damage and missing parts.

  • DO NOT use compressed air or a brush to clean the filter. HEPA filters are damaged by compressed air or by brushing. Misuse by cleaning the filter may result in overexposure to contaminants and lead to sickness or death.
Use one of the methods below. Use warm water (temperature: 50C/122F) and a mild PH-neutral (pH 6 – 8) detergent cleaning solution. DO NOT USE FOR THE MOTOR UNIT. For industrial washes, consult the washer supplier about compatible cleaning agents. If hand washing, scrub or wipe with a soft brush until clean. Rinse equipment with clean water to remove the agents before use or storage. After cleaning, allow the equipment to air dry and check the valve before use.

  • NOTE: The visor material is polycarbonate. Avoid solvents which are incompatible with polycarbonate (see table). These chemicals can cause the visor to cloud up or become brittle and fracture.
  • DO NOT use high temperature devices such as hair dryers.

If cleaning the full face mask, with respect to chemical compatibility, the polycarbonate visor is the most sensitive material in the CleanSpace parts. Check the guide for suitable agents to use. Where possible use the disposable visor tear offs (PAF-1018) to protect the visor surface. Do not leave solvent on the surface or to soak.

  • NOTE: The visor material is polycarbonate. Avoid solvents which are incompatible with polycarbonate (see table). These chemicals can cause the visor to cloud up or become brittle and fracture.
After removing used filters, use the CleanSpace Cleaning & Storage Plug Set (CS3011) to ensure no contaminants or water enters the internal air-path during cleaning. The Power Unit is an electronic part DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER OR PLACE IN AN COMMERCIAL WASHER. For cleaning the power unit, use a damp cloth soaked in a cleaning agent and wipe the surface to clean thoroughly. Soft brushes can be used to remove dirt or dust from the unit. Wipe all exposed surfaces. Air dry the power unit in a clean environment before use or storage.

Remove cleaning agents before use or storage by wiping thoroughly with clean water. If using cleaning agents, wipe off with clean fresh water before use. If storing the unit, keep the CleanSpace Cleaning & Storage Plug (CS3011) in place to prevent contaminants entering the power unit air path.

  • DO NOT allow water or agents to enter into the internal air-paths
    DO NOT immerse or soak power unit in water or wash in running water.
    DO NOT use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
    DO NOT place in an industrial washer.
When storing the power unit, use the CleanSpace Cleaning & Storage Plug (CS3011) to prevent contaminants entering the power unit air path.

CHARGING: 0˚C to 35˚C in a dry and protected space

STORAGE: –10°C to +35°C (–4°F to +131°F) at <90% relative humidity. Away from direct sunlight

EACH MONTH: We recommend INSPECTING the respiratory for damage, cracks or missing parts. Please check the mask exhalation valve. If tearing or distortion of the valve, the exhalation valves should be changed.

EVERY 6 – 12 MONTHS: Harness and neck pads should be replaced depending on the level of use, every 6-12 months. The masks are made of silicone and resilient to aging and wear and tear. Close inspection of the mask should be conducted at least annually. The Respiratory Protection Standards recommend a fit test annually to confirm the correct fit of the mask

This information is a guide only and should be reviewed thoroughly by your HSE manager prior to selecting the disinfecting product for your equipment and specific application. Please note CleanSpace has not evaluated the effectiveness of any agents with regard to inactivating biological material on these products. IMPORTANT: Components of respiratory systems may become damaged over time with prolonged or extended use of disinfecting products.