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Z3 Welder - Welding Respirator

Proven to deliver welding professionals with a comfortable working environment, the Z3 Welder exceeds the demands of the most quality-conscious companies, while surpassing the most rigorous industry standards.

Advance workplace safety with a range of unique design and engineering features. The Z3 withstands extreme temperatures without distortion due to the high performance nylon shell construction. The adjustable airflow disperser means a comfortable and fume-free breathing zone.

The Z3 includes the RPB® OCV filter with advanced angular dependence control providing uniform shading and distortion free vision to work comfortably across different angles. Superior color definition in both open and activated states allows easy identification of heat definition and equipment displays.

RPB Z3 Welder Supplied Air Respirator Product Feature

Ultimate Welder Protection

No Fit Test Respiratory Protection and Compliance

Great for Beards, New Guys, & Part-Timers

Finding time to shave in the morning shouldn't impact a welder's long-term health. Forced air respirators surround a welder's head with a helmet or mask and face seal or shoulder shroud, keeping out dangerous welding fumes. Respirable breathing air is supplied from a clean air source like a compressed air tank, fixed air line, or personal PAPR.

Elite optical protection and clarity for welders

Elite Optical Protection & Clarity

These ADF lenses boast an optical quality rating of with the all-important 4th 1. Angular dependence control guarantees uniform shading and distortion-free vision, allowing operators to work comfortably across different angles. Superior color definition in both open & activated states allows welders to easily identify heat definition & displays on equipment.

Protection from Welding Fumes

Long-term health effects of some welding fumes range from cancer to nervous system damage. According to OSHA, potential health effects of breathing welding fume include:

  1. Prolonged exposure may cause lung damage & various types of cancer, including lung, larynx & urinary tract
  2. Acute exposure to welding fume & gases can result in eye, nose & throat irritation, dizziness & nausea
  3. Health effects from some fumes include metal fume fever, stomach ulcers, kidney damage & nervous system damage
  4. Prolonged exposure to manganese fume can cause Parkinsons like symptoms
  5. Displaced oxygen can lead to suffocation, particularly in confined/enclosed spaces. Carbon monoxide can form, posing an asphyxiation hazard
  6. Hexavalent Chromium (CR(VI)) causes cancer, targeting respiratory system, kidneys, liver, skin & eyes. Adverse health effects associated with Cr(VI) exposure include:
    1. Occupational asthma | Eye & nose irritation & damage | Perforated eardrums | Respiratory irritation & cancer | Kidney & liver damage | Pulmonary congestion & edema | Upper abdominal pain | Skin irritation | Erosion & discoloration of teeth | Contact dermatitis (long-lasting & more severe with repeat exposure) | Contact with non-intact skin can lead to ulceration (chrome ulcers)
  7. What's in welding fume?
    1. Metals: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silver, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Zinc
    2. Gases, Shielding Argon, Helium, Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide
    3. Gases, Process Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Phosgene, Hydrogen Fluoride



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Certifications & More...


The Z3 Welder® has been rigorously tested in both controlled & field-testing environments. Certifications include:

  1. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health)
  2. ANSI Z87+ - High velocity impact for eye & face
  3. ANSI Z87W - Welding eye protection


Choosing an Air Flow Device

  1. C40 Climate Control Device - Boost productivity with air cooled up to 52°F (29°C) or warmed up to 33°F (18°C)
  2. Constant Flow Device/Flow Control Valve - Regulate airflow from clean air source


More Info

  1. Made in the USA from local and globally sourced components
  2. Find RPB parts here or instruction manuals here
  3. Questions? Call (833) 408-0500


About RPB®

Respiratory PPE made in Michigan

  1. Respirators
  2. Safety essentials

In their words - Protecting you for life's best moments® by creating the world's best industrial respirators that advance safety & increase productivity. Established in the 1970's, RPB's Special Operations Unit has been developing disruptive innovation for 40 years. An R&D group comprised of PPE innovators, users & advocates, we specialize in air supplied respirators, air line filters, monitoring equipment, & safety essentials.


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Supplied Air Extras

Radex Filter

Supplied Air Filter

RPB Radex High Capacity Breathing Air Line Filter
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GX4 Gas Monitor

Multi-Gas Detector

RPB GX4 Breathing Air Line Multi Gas Detector
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Complete Air System

Monitor and Filter

RPB Complete Breathing Air System Filtration and Monitoring
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Air Supply Hoses

Supplied Air Lines

RPB Breathing Air Supply Hoses
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PX5 PAPR Extras

PX5 Pre-Filter

PK 10 Pre-Filters

RPB PX5 PAPR Pre-Filters
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PX5 HEPA Filter

High Efficiency Filtration

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PX5 Spark Arrestor

Prevent Sparks

RPB PX5 PAPR Spark Arrestors
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Extra Battery

Run Longer

RPB PX5 PAPR Battery
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Impact Lens

PK 10 Lenses

RPB Safety Lens for Z-Link - X1 Safety
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Rear Lenses

Ultra Rear Lens

RPB Welding Visor ADF Lens for Z-Link System - X1 Safety
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Hygiene & Carry All

Head Socks (PK 10)

RPB Head Socks - Hygienic Helmet Liners (PK 10 Socks) - X1 Safety
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Skull Cap

RPB DuRag Skull Cap Helmet Liner
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Carry-All Bag

RPB Heavy Duty Carry All Duffel Bag
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Heavy Duty Coveralls

RPB Blast Suit - Coveralls for Abrasive Blasting - Heavy Duty, Triple Stitched, Knee Pads - X1 Safety
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Welding Gloves


Lined, Wing Thumb

Leather Welders Glove - Shoulder Split Cowhide, Wing Thumb (12 Pairs)
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Lined, Performance Thumb

Leather Welders Glove - Rust Select Shoulder Split Cowhide, Lined, Wing Thumb (12 Pairs)
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Kevlar Sewn, Reinforced Keystone Thumb

Leather Welders Glove - Double Palm Kevlar Sewn FR Blue Side Split Cowhide, Sock Lined, Reinforced Performance Thumb, Elastic Wrist (12 Pairs)
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Kevlar Sewn, Elastic Wrist

Deluxe Goatskin Leather Welding Gloves
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