When should I change my cartridges?
Proudly introducing 3M™ Organic Vapor Cartridges with 3M™ Service Life Indicator technology. Unique to 3M, these innovative and easy-to-use cartridges have an end-of-life indicator (ESLI) to help users determine when to change their cartridges in appropriate environments.*
Rather than implement a common change out schedule across all workers, the indicator allows cartridges used in appropriate environments to be changed based on individual work hours, exposure levels, breathing patterns and environmental conditions.
The 3M Service Life Indicator can be used to complement your current cartridge change schedule. You must change your cartridge at the normally scheduled interval or when the ESLI indicates, whichever occurs first. In some cases you can use the ESLI as a primary method to determine cartridge change, replacing your current change schedule method. To find out if the 3M Service Life Indicator may be used as the primary method for determining your cartridge change-out schedule:
1) Perform exposure monitoring to quantify the organic vapor exposure levels in your work place.
2) Enter the monitoring results in the 3M™ Select and Service Life Software. If the ESLI is not applicable as a primary method, it may still be used to complement your current cartridge change schedule.