3M Safety Products offers the free-to-download 3M Select and Service Life Software on their website.
Available for download at 3m.com/au/ppesafety, the free software simplifies and speeds up the selection of 3M respirators through a user-friendly interface that allows the user to enter contaminants and their concentrations.
With the ability to analyse more than 700 different chemicals, the software provides a series of prompts to the user to select an appropriate respirator. A record is also provided of the choices made by the user.
3M Select and Service Life Software also offers the additional capability of estimating the frequency of replacement of 3M gas and vapour cartridges. This information can then be used to establish a cartridge change schedule.