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Get the Right Fit

Respirators perform the important task of protecting workers from dangerous hazards and pollutants such as dust, gases, vapours, smoke and sprays. When improperly fitted, even the best manufactured and designed respirators leave workers vulnerable to these airborne particles which can be harmful to their health. Fit testing should occur before the respirator is issued, if the wearer has experienced a significant change in weight, had major dental work, in any instance where a different model or size is required and during routine health surveillance checks. It is imperative that the user is clean shaven when wearing a tight-fitting respirator as it needs to seal tightly to the face. Even jus

PFERD Abrasive Discs Explained

Each PFERD abrasive is different, formulated to perform best in niche applications. Make sure you pick the right abrasive for your job by following the simple guide below. Looking at abrasives in the ATOM qMag or Catalogue? Each abrasive has been formatted so you can see exactly what it should be used for with a glance. Abrasive Type Aluminium Oxide Aluminium Oxide is the most common abrasive type. It is ideal for grinding carbon steel, high speed steel, annealed malleable iron, wrought iron and bronzes. Silicon Carbide Silicon Carbide is ideal for grinding grey iron, chilled iron, brass, soft bronze and aluminium. It can also be used on stone, rubber and other non-ferrous metals. Zirconium

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