Aluminized Radiant Heat Kit for Z-Link Respirators Provide PAPR or Supplied Air Respiratory Protection to Metal Foundries, Steel Mills, and Glass Manufacturers.

Versatile Industrial Respiratory Protection

Eliminate fit testing with a universal loose fit helmet that provides NIOSH Certified APF 1000 (TH3) Respiratory, ANSI Z89.1 Hard Hat, and ANSI Z87+ Eye and Face Impact protection. Options for ANSI Z87W Welding Eye and ANSI S3.19 Hearing Protection are also available.

Select from a variety of flip up visors, shrouds, and airflow devices that provide protection for operators and equipment in any industrial environment.

Aluminized Heat and Arc Flash Protection

Aluminized shrouds and covers with anti-scratch gold coated and IR5 lenses protect foundry, steel mill, and glass manufacturing workers and equipment from radiant heat temperatures up to 3,000°F (1,648°C) as well as flying sparks, and molten metal splashes.

FR Welding and Metalworking Protection

Fire resistant capes and seals with Auto Darkening Filter lens (ADF) provide vision protection for welders and metalworkers that allows them to quickly switch between welding and grinding.

PAPR or Supplied Air

PX5 PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator)

Battery powered personal air purifier filters 99.97% of particulates down to 0.12 microns from ambient air to provide respirable air and freedom from attached airlines.

C40 Climate Control (Supplied Air Conditioning)

Cool supplied air by up to 52° or warm it by up to 33° to ensure operator comfort and productivity.

RPB and Carbon Armour Radiant Heat Protection

Meticulously Designed with a Focus on Efficiency

The first adjustable padded multi-purpose respirator on the planet with the Comfort-Link Fit System that allows total placement control & includes a 360-degree adjustable head band with reversible brow pad.

Loose Fit Protection Eliminates Fit Testing and Facial Hair Concerns

Intuitive, easy to use kits are ready to set up and use out of the box, providing OSHA APF 1000 (TH3) protection without time consuming fit testing procedures.

Enhanced Productivity with Superior Comfort

Lightweight helmet features adjustability, molded padding, and even weight distribution for a secure comfortable fit that moves exactly as the operator does. A constant flow of air throughout the breathing zone and over the upper body minimizes heat transfer and keep operators cool.

Flip Up Visors

Large visor latches enables the operator to easily raise and lower visors while wearing heavy work gloves for easy communications.

Easy, Low-Cost Maintenance

Inspired by military innovation, RPB has relentlessly refined every last detail. All parts are replaceable in the field without tools.



The Z-Link has been rigorously tested in both controlled  & field-testing environments. Certifications include:

  • OSHA APF 1000 (TH3)
  • ANSI Z89.1 - Hard hat protection Type 1 Class C
  • ANSI Z87+ - High velocity impact for eye and face
  • ANSI Z87W - Welding eye protection (with ADF Lens Visor)
  • ANSI S3.19 - Hearing protection (with Quiet Link Earmuffs)


RPB and Carbon Armour Aluminized Heat Protection


About GVS-RPB®

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GVS-RPB Radiant Heat Respiratory

Established in the 1970's, RPB's Special Operations Unit has been developing disruptive respiratory protection innovation for over 40 years. An R&D group comprised of PPE innovators, users and advocates, they specialize in air supplied respirators, air line filters, monitoring equipment, and other safety essentials.

GBS-RPB Radiant Heat - In their words

While the safety world has made leaps and bounds in recent years with personal protective equipment (PPE) across almost every industrial application, one of the oldest industries has been left behind, and that’s foundries.

Because heat is an integral part to this application, this hazard simply cannot be removed. This poses a significant hazard to workers health through burns, heat stress and respiratory illness making this industry very dangerous to work in. Although PPE is worn to protect the worker’s skin, this adds to their discomfort as typically thick flame-resistant material covers their entire body. This prevents the body from regulating any temperature, leading to extreme discomfort and fatigue and increase the risk of injury, illness and fatalities.

After seeing firsthand just how difficult and hazardous the work in this industry is, we wanted to change the way PPE was being used to completely transform the user’s experience of safety allowing them to perform at their best. For some, PPE is only seen as something that protects you, however we see this differently. We see this as an opportunity to work with the elements of the application to incorporate design features that support the wearer, making them more comfortable, safer and productive. We looked at existing systems in the market and it became clear that the biggest issue for this industry is the way the PPE was being worn and how it forced operators to work in a particular way. To combat these issues, we developed the RPB Radiant Heat Shield.

For the foundation of this system, we utilized an existing product of ours, the RPB Z-Link. This tried and tested system is lightweight, durable and most importantly comfortable. The internal layout of this headtop allows the user to customize the fit to suit their needs which ensures there is no movement within the headtop preventing unnecessary overstraining of the operator’s neck and shoulders. This system also has the ability to be customized for different applications through its various visor and cape options.

The Radiant Heat kit features a gold coated visor which mounts via the Z-Link visor clips. This reflects heat away from the user, keeping them cooler and protecting the materials from wear and tear. In addition to this, the FR hood is made from reflective aluminized material and covers the entire headtop to further reduce the effects of heat for the user. The way the system is designed enables the operator to lift up the visor, even when they’re wearing thick gloves so they can quickly view their environment through the normal Z-Link lens. Because the visor is clipped on, this also makes removal and replacement a simple process compared to other systems on the market that have a fixed field of view and require tools to change out.

Aside from the obvious areas of protection to the skin and eyes, the biggest change we wanted to instigate in this industry is through respiratory protection. In many applications, we saw a minimal amount of respiratory protection being used such as half face N95 respirators. Although they provide some degree of protection, with the added heat in the environment and tight-fitting design this raised some serious health concerns for us with how much protection they were providing and additional strain this was having on the user. By utilizing our powered air purifying respirator with the Z-Link headtop, we were able to reduce this additional strain on the user, supplying them with positive pressure filtered air, enabling them to breathe as they normally would and no longer rely on the their lungs to draw air through a filter.

Because the PPE that is currently being used does not allow for any airflow, this exacerbates the user’s experience of heat. With the PAPR, this supplies the air to the user, creating air movement inside the respirator which moves sweat away from the body and makes the user feel cooler. In many foundries we also found that they had cool air being blown on the user's back already. Because the PAPR mounts to the back of the user, this means the ambient air that is being drawn in by the fan, may also be cooler than the general air temperature which can provide additional cooling relief.

If you’re working in a high heat environment and your team is struggling, it’s time to seek alternative ways of working by equipping them with PPE that supports, not restricts them.


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