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Transform your gas mask into a reliable, fully functioning multiuse smoke hood with these VK-530 filters. Designed to overcome smoke and particulates (along with high concentrations of carbon monoxide), these advanced filters provide crucial hours of protection and clean air from some of the most common disasters faced by US citizens. Grab a few VK-530 filters for your family today!
- Proven design provides comprehensive protection from a wide range of toxic industrial chemicals, smoke, and particulates.
- Rated at A2B2E2K2HgNO20COP3R.
- Smoke respirator mask filters can be used in environments with as little as 19.5% oxygen.
- Offers protection against organic gasses and vapors with a boiling point >65°C.
- Provides protection from inorganic gasses and vapors, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, mercury vapors, and compounds, as well as particles of toxic and highly toxic substances (P3).
- Each filter is sealed and clearly labeled with its expiration date.
- Five-year shelf life.
- Manufacturer’s warranty ensures filters perform to specifications.
- Manufactured in Italy.
Turn Your Gas Mask into a Respirator for Smoke with the VK-530
Wildfires are a constant threat to the Western United States—where thousands of citizens may be forced to evacuate at a moment’s notice through choking clouds of smoke and searing heat. Meanwhile, over 71,000 homes are lost in structure fires every year, according to studies from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Nevertheless, few own escape respirators or fire protection hoods.
That means that fire poses an immediate threat to millions of unprepared American families. Thankfully, VK-530 gas mask filters provide a solution.
While most conventional multi-gas filters can protect you from a wide array of toxic industrial chemicals, the VK-530 is one of just a few filters that can protect you from carbon monoxide and minimize the risk of smoke inhalation. More specifically, the VK-530 helps to convert CO into CO2, allowing you to breathe it out. This means that gone are the days of you keeping an extra single-use fire/smoke hood on hand! Instead, you can use your existing gas mask for smoke protection in case of a house fire or wildfire.
If you’ve got a gas mask, or if you’re thinking about getting one, don’t overlook these flexible filters.
VK-530 filters should be stored at 2°C (35.6°F) to 55°C (131°F), with humidity lower than 80%, away from any significant sources of vibration. They should be protected from solar radiation, oxidant agents, shocks, and anything that could make the filters fall down. Do not allow filters to come into contact with ketones, esters, hydrocarbons, acids and strong bases, high pressure fluids, and liquids.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Does this filter contain any asbestos?
No, it does not.
What happens if I use a filter beyond the specified shelf life? I know that it is not recommended, but is it a real hazard to life?
For safety purposes, we recommend that the filter's shelf life be strictly adhered to. Activated carbon degrades over time — we guarantee that so long as all the conditions are adhered to (i.e. storage conditions), the specs we put out on the filters will hold true at the end of its shelf life. Beyond the specified shelf life, we can no longer guarantee its effectiveness.
Viruses can only survive on surfaces for a period of a few days maximum. So if the only concern is only viruses like the coronavirus (and I don't have to worry at all about exposure to chemicals, etc.), why is it that gas mask filters cannot be reused after a few days, when any viruses that were on/in it will no longer be a danger?
For safety reasons, we cannot recommend reusing any filter. This would go against all safety standards set out by regulatory agencies all over the world regarding disposable filters.
If you insist on re-using a filter against COVID-19, it would be best to refer to CDC's guidelines. As new information is constantly being released regarding this virus, it would be best to refer to their updates on how long you'll need to quarantine an exposed filter before you can re-use it.
Will these work with the MIRA Safety CM-6M Tactical Gas Mask - Full-Face Respirator for CBRN Defense?
Yes, they will, as both are 40mm NATO threaded.
Once opened and in use, how long does this filter last before needing to be replaced?
That depends on a few factors, including the contaminant type, concentration, breathing rate, along with atmospheric conditions. Specifically for CO conversion, this filter is rated for 15 minutes at 5000ppm, which is the standard for smoke escape filters.
How does the NBC-77 SOF compare to VK-530? In terms of protection from smoke due to wildfires?
Both filters will work on smoke particles and certain gases/vapors that are produced when things burn. The VK-530, however, also contains an oxidizing agent that converts CO into CO₂, allowing you to breathe it out. It has been tested to convert CO for 15 minutes, at a concentration of 5000ppm.
In a few other answers, it was mentioned that these will fit the new GOST standard. Will these filters work on the Bayonet to GOST converter on the PMK-2. If not, will they work on the PMK-4,3 or S?
These filters will work with any 40mm NATO threaded mask or NATO threaded converter. I am not sure if your converter meets the EN 148 thread standard. If it does, it should work just fine.
Can VK-530 filters work with GOST thread masks?
These filters are threaded for 40mm NATO, so they cannot be threaded onto old-style 40mm GOST masks. They can, however, be used with masks that fit the new GOST standard which is 40x3.5mm, same as 40mm NATO.
Are these filters permitted to fly on airlines?
That depends on where you are flying. Each country has different laws on what can and cannot be imported. As per US regulations, you are allowed to travel with a set of personal protective equipment for personal use.
How long are the filters effective once opened and installed on a mask?
Filter use time depends on a few factors, including atmospheric conditions, contaminant type, concentration, along with your breathing rate. As a general rule of thumb, we would suggest having two filters per person per day for emergency evacuation purposes.
I am aware that a P3 filter is required to block the coronavirus. Which one of your filters is P3?
MIRA Safety filters (NBC-77 SOF, VK-530, DOTpro 320) are classified as "combined filters" and contain a P3 filter along with activated carbon. For those that don't know what P3 means, it is a rating for a particle filter that blocks 99.9999%+ of particulates. As viruses travel in liquid aerosols and particulates, this filter (when coupled with a full face respirator) would prevent the coronavirus from entering your breathing passages and eyes.
If I combine the VK-530 with the NBC-77 SOF filter (one on each side), would I get the benefits of both?
We recommend wearing one filter at a time as it's more comfortable and lowers the weight on your face. If you choose to wear two filters simultaneously, your filtration level would be equivalent to the filter that filters the least. In the case of the NBC-77 SOF and VK-530, the NBC-77 SOF does not oxidize CO, so the combo would still let CO into your lungs.
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Have not used yet. Better fire season than last year. Knock on wood!
ordered and received!
Not had to use yet but all facets from ordering to delivery were great!
It’s in storage, let’s hope I never have to use it. Thank God I have one in case I ever need one.
Glad to have Smoke filter cartridges!
Was only able to obtain one of the Russian filters when available. Happy to be able to purchase these & with all of the recent fires it's a very wise move to have smoke filters handy...
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