Fume Extraction Systems

Navigating OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls to Minimize Weld Fume

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. 
Fume Extraction Systems: Articles

New Technology Expands Work Envelope When Using Fume Extractors

 Air is suctioned into the arm at a standard fume capture rate of around 900 cfm, while simultaneously, clean filtered air moves out of the arm at about a 90 deg angle to the unfiltered air coming in. This creates an “air barrier” that basically increases the effective diameter of the hood on the end of the arm. 
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.

Five Considerations When Purchasing a Fume Extraction System

The FILTAIR MWX-D features a surface-loading, nanofiber filter that removes 95 percent of the submicron particles found in welding fumes and provides reduced pressure drop compared to depth-loading filters.
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.


Fume Extraction Systems: Industry News

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Fume Extraction Systems: Products

Innovative Welding Fume and Dust Ventilation

Ideal for use in metal fabrication when processing large parts that involve constant changes in work location or areas where direct extraction is not feasible, the FILTOWER series from ESTA Extraction performs spatial ventilation of welding fumes, dust and oil mist with almost 100 percent filtration efficiency to improve room air quality for those working in the areas.
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 is designed to source capture welding fumes up to 5 feet away from the source — over three times the distance of conventional technologies.
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.