European Standard EN149 Respiratory Mask Requirements

European Standard EN149 Respiratory Mask Requirements

UK Medical Trade Supplies respirator range is compliant with European standard EN149+A1:2009 for filtering half masks as respiratory protective devices to protect against particles. The range consists of coneshaped and flatshaped masks, with or without a valve, that fall under one of the performance classes specified by the standard:
FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3.

Physical Properties FFP1 FFP2 FFP3

Total Inward Leakage

Not More Than
22% Average

Not More Than
8% Average

Not More Than
2% Average

Penetration of filter material,
maximum initial penetration of test aerosols

Sodium chloride test 95 l/min., % max
20
6
1.0

Paraffin oil test
95 l/min., % max

20
6
1.0
Breathing resistance, maximum permitted resistance (mbar)
Inhalation 30 l/min
0.6
0.7
1.0
Inhalation 95 l/min
2.1
2.4
3.0
Exhalation 160 l/min
3
3
3.0