Removing the fumes from the area is only the beginning of the process. How you filter the fume is just as critical to achieve successful results.
In considering which weld fume management solution is right for your shop environment, be aware that it may be necessary to implement multiple solutions from the agency’s outlines to achieve the desired exposure limits for each individual metal, metal oxide or gas found in the weld plume. Here are the steps to follow.
Source capture is the recommended method of fume extraction because it removes contaminated air at the source, before it reaches a welder’s breathing zone. Recent advancements in source capture technology create a much larger capture area than what’s available with existing systems and can minimize how often the welder has to move the extraction arm.
In today's market, highly skilled welders can choose where they want to work. An important factor for any company to recruit and retain skilled welders is to have a clean, healthy work environment. For this reason, it is critical for a company to have a reliable fume extraction system to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
SmartEquip now provides owners of Lincoln Electric welding equipment with product information and parts support catalogs to maintain their fleet.
Both companies are registered to ISO 9001:2015 for sharing organizational knowledge, risk assessment, top management leadership and improvements.
The spending of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative member companies through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March.
The search for a “one-size-fits-all” welding solution continues to uncover new equipment that increasingly offers more flexible welding solutions suited for both large and small shops, with better options to do better business.
ESTA Extraction introduces their new FILTOWER line that not only extracts welding fumes, but also fine dust and oil mist.
The new FILTAIR® Capture 5 fume extraction system captures fume up to 5 ft away, minimizing the need for welding operators to interact with the extraction arm and increasing arc-on time for greater productivity.