Welding Smoke Articles

  • Clovis Community College Case Study

    Welding Technology Instructor seeks solution for welding fumes The Problem The Clovis Community College in Clovis New Mexico is a leading welding educational institution which follows the American Welding Society’s “Schools Excelling through National Skills and Standards Education”. The program at Clovis teaches Arc, Mig, Tig welding, Oxy-Fuel ...


    By Diversitech

  • Commercial Roll Formed Products Case Study

    Founded in 1971, Commercial Roll Formed Products Ltd. (Commercial Roll) has established itself as a leading supplier of roll-formed products throughout North America. Based in Brampton, Ontario, Commercial Roll boasts a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing facility featuring state-of-the-art machinery and ISO9001 certification. The ...


    By Diversitech

  • Baton Rouge Community College Case Study

    Downdraft Tables and Welding Booths Provide a Clean and Safe Working Environment for Students The Problem The Baton Rouge Community College AWS Welding Training Program takes individuals through a comprehensive welding with hands on training in MIG, TIG and Stick principles, working with steel and other alloys in plate and pipe configurations. The school submitted a ...


    By Diversitech

  • MCM 2001 Inc. Case Study

    Established in 1988 as a privately owned and operated firm based in Toronto, Ontario, Millworks Custom Manufacturing (MCM) has worked with leading architects, designers, and corporations to realize the development of custom environments for national and international brands and institutions. MCM is recognized as a leader in custom millworking and fabrication, and has ...


    By Diversitech

  • John M. Stuart Career Center Case Study

    The Stuart Career Center, located in Baytown, Texas, has offered comprehensive vocational and career training to local high school students since 1974. Among its offerings, the Stuart Career Center boasts a detailed Welding curriculum that addresses the needs of both new and advanced students alike. The Problem The ...


    By Diversitech

  • Frederick Community College Case Study

    Established in 1957, Frederick Community College (FCC) is located in Frederick, Maryland. Today, FCC is home to over 16,000 students and offers over 85 degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce training and continuing education to meet the needs and interests of all members of the community. The Problem As part of its Building ...


    By Diversitech

  • Tackling Occupational Hygiene

    The collective movement for solving issues surrounding work related ill health continues to gain momentum, highlighted in the HSE Help GB Work Well Scheme calling for ‘greater awareness of the harm, costs and preventability of the issue’ which should ‘drive collective action to improve health ...


    By Casella

  • Process-generated contaminants

    Overview: There is not currently a formal and universally recognised definition of a process-generated substance. Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such ...

  • When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?

    Contrary to popular belief, an oil well can be an explosive hazard even when it is not in operation (pumping steady). An EnergyWire review of federal labor statistics cited that the oil and gas sector experiences the most deaths from fires and explosions, compared to other private industries. Risks of Explosive Elements around Oil Wells A recent explosion in ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Don’t Let the Welding Fume Plume Make You Sick

    What’s at Stake? Welding poses a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. What’s the Danger? The fume plume is the clearly visible column of fume that rises directly ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Winter comes – and heating costs will increase

    Winter is coming, once again, and the rising heating costs are starting to eat away your bottom line. In working areas with a high roof, such as welding halls and warehouses, warm air rising towards the ceiling will form a hot air cushion under the ceiling. Genano 1000 which effectively purifies the air in welding halls, also equalizes the temperature in these kind ...


    By Genano Solutions

  • IRSST Studies Efficacy of N95 Respirators in Conditions Representative of Human Breathing

    On June 28, 2016, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) issued a press release announcing the availability of a study on “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • Unbeatable Proximity

    When it comes to refurbishing a rotor in a power plant, delivery time and shipping costs play a major role. Because of its nearby service center, Sulzer was able to make an unbeatable offer to an Indonesian customer and even bring a retired rotor back into operation. Indonesia contains large oil reserves, e.g., at the Duri Field in Sumatra. There, a cogeneration power plant ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • “Tank in a Box” is a good neighbor

    As most water districts and municipalities have experienced, every new construction project generates some opposition from people living in proximity to the project. In a recent project located in Westlake Village, CA, some residents have been openly very critical of the 5,000,000 gallon concrete water storage tank under construction. One local resident stated he counted 58 concrete trucks ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Barge Nash Salvage Response - Case Study

    The 260’ long barge NASH, loaded with magnesium chloride in an aqueous solution, essentially a by-product of solar desalinization, was part of a tandem tow between Mexico and Canada. The barge sank in the vicinity of Point Conception, just off the rugged California coastline near Santa Barbara. ...

  • Fume control in large weld cells case study

    The Problem Tayco-Panelink is a Canadian based manufacturer of office furniture. Their customer base is worldwide. In 2001, DiversiTech installed a small fume extraction system which continues to do the job today. With this in mind, Tayco called on us to set up their new welding cell. Unfortunately, the welding fixtures were too large to accommodate a source capture system.   ...


    By Diversitech

  • The Function and Purpose of Portable Dust Collectors

    Portable dust collectors are movable devices that are useful to decrease and collect contaminant substances from the air in your work environment, producing units and plants. Portable dust collectors are small devices and portable, which means they can easily be transferred from place to place. Structure The ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Control of Welding Fume Particulates Using Cleanable Filter Media: Hexavalent Chromium

    Herein, a Sentry Air Systems product study of hexavalent chromium particles, [Cr(VI)], is reported. Due to the popularity of extended life cleanable filter media and health concerns regarding hexavalent chromium exposure in the work place, Sentry Air Systems conducted a study of the efficacy of cleanable filter systems for the maintenance of safe breathing conditions during welding operations ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • Portable Weld Fume Collectors

    There are some important considerations when choosing a portable weld fume collector. First, airflow: Generally you need 900 to 1500 CFM for a small, portable unit to be an effective ventilation tool for welding operations. Second, filtration: There are a few critical elements to consider here. Make sure you have a spark ...


    By ProVent, LLC

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