Welding Smoke News

  • A new OSHwiki article highlights the risks and hazards of process-generated contaminants

    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 emissions are generally complex and variable mixtures of substances that are generated by processes or activities and are incidentally ...

  • General Guidelines For Welding Unit Sizing

    As a general rule of thumb, when using an 8″ diameter arm for local exhaust ventilation hood (LEV) the user should have a minimum of 900 CFM per LEV hood with a recommended airflow of 1150 CFM per LEV hood. For a 6″ diameter arm the user should have a minimum of 525 CFM per LEV hood with a recommended airflow of 650 ...


    By Air Quality Engineering

  • Identifying and Mitigating Welding Fume and Gas Exposure Hazards

    According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are over half a million workers in the United States that are involved with welding, cutting and brazing. Worldwide, the number of workers involved in these activities is in the millions. OSHA states that welding, cutting and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and ...

  • Occupational Hazards due to Exposures to Welding Fumes and Gases

    More than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries are exposed to a unique combination of both safety and health risks according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These workers are involved with the potentially hazardous activities of welding, cutting and brazing.  OSHA reports the risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New York Firm Protects Workers from Exposure Hazards to Welding Fumes

    Of the more than 500,000 workers in U.S. that are involved in welding, cutting, and brazing, many are employed in occupations in New York City and the surrounding tri-state region.  These can be dangerous occupations according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which reports that the risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Protecting Workers from Welding Fume Hazards in Puerto Rico

    In Puerto Rico and across the rest of the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that there are over 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries that perform welding, cutting and brazing activities. These workers face potentially hazardous conditions that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks according to the agency. The welding ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Welding Fumes and Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses hazardous fumes and gases that workers involved with welding could be exposed to on the job.  “While there are a number of potential hazards associated with welding, a major concern is exposure to welding ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Choosing a Stainless Steel Fabricator

    Stainless steel can be applied to many fields of work, which is why you see it quite frequently. There are many advantages when choosing stainless steel. A primary reason that people choose stainless is the fact that it contains at least 10.5% chromium, making it corrosion resistant. At the point when presented to air, a film of chromium oxide forms over the surface. This film is latent and ...

  • Innovations from Plymovent at Metalex

    At the Metalex in Bangkok Plymovent will show a wide range of professional products varying from mobile units, wall mounted units, extraction arms and fans. People can experience the added value of a cleaner and healthier working environment available by visiting the Plymovent booth. GoLine At the Metalex Plymovent will introduce the ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Come and see the innovations at the Plymovent booth at FabTech

    ControlPro One of these is the ControlPro. A new filter control system from Plymovent designed with you, the user in mind. The ControlPro has an intuitive touch screen interface that shows at a glance how the system is performing, what the system is doing now, will do next and how keep it working optimally. Experience yourself how simple it is to be informed and be connected. ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • WDG Support Women in Industry – October 2016

    The legacy of the skills shortage means employers need to look wider and more openly from a recruitment perspective. Due to a pending retirement, WDG began looking to recruit a welder/fabricator to add to their manufacturing team and are pleased to announce that Charlotte (Charlie) Braund joined the company at the beginning of October. Wayne Shirley – Shop Floor Supervisor said ...


    By Wrights Dowson Group

  • The GoLine; Plymovent’s exciting new range of entry-level products!

    In November and December of this year Plymovent will introduce the GoLine; a complete new line of essential entry-level products. These basic level units will help complete the range of Plymovent products with keen pricing, Plymovent quality representing real value for money. The range consists ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Effective Plymovent extraction at the test stands of Nortek Global HVAC

    Nortek Global HVAC, formerly Reznor Europe, is European market leader in the development and production of high efficiency HVAC units for the industrial and commercial market. It has locations worldwide. Nortek Global HVAC Belgium NV located in Menen called on Plymovent to help implement an efficient extraction system for the fumes generated during testing of these gas-fired air heaters. Prior to ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • RoboVent Introduces Space-Saving Dust Collector for Robotic Welding

    Robotic welding facilities can now meet air quality regulations without losing too much floor space. RoboVent, the leading manufacturer of clean air technologies, created RoboVent Spire® to address the needs of robotic welding operations where space is at a ...


    By RoboVent

  • Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce visits our factory

    Friday 10th of June, the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce has organized a factory tour to Lamphun. The day started in the morning, visiting the Plymovent factory in Lamphun, located nearby Chiang Mai. The purpose of the visit was to show the new factory and production lines. The visitors could see that the Plymovent products like the ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Even robots need clean air - Elmia welding fair

    The biennial Elmia Welding and Joining Technology fair was held from 10th to 13th of May in Jönköping, Sweden. Genano Solutions took part in this huge event for the Nordic welding industry. This year the fair had a record high participation rate with 1700-2000 participants every day during the four-day event. The theme this year was automation and digitalisation of the welding industry. ...


    By Genano Solutions

  • Boliden Bergsöe AB prefered bag filter PFSC from ITK Envfront AB

    Boliden Bergsöe AB prefered bag filter PFSC from ITK Envfront AB to clean fumes from their lead resmelting furnace. Recently, Boliden Bergsöe placed the contract with ITK Envifront for delivery of a bag filter plant type PFSC with control - measurement and logging equipment type CPFE Control Manager. With the installation, which replaces an existing filter, increased ventilation ...


    By ITK Envifront AB

  • Exposure to manganese – and a few good reasons to protect yourself

    Manganese is a naturally occurring element. Normally, it is part of the human diet and good for you when consumed in moderation. However, manganese becomes airborne during welding and other industrial processes and inhaling manganese causes serious health problems. Exposure Manganese (Mn) is added to several different metals to improve their ...


    By Genano Solutions

  • Welding halls of the future – how to get rid of welding fumes and save energy

    Nordic Welding Expo starts tomorrow in Tampere! During the expo, you have the chance to follow many interesting talks. Hans Brunila from Genano Solutions Ltd and Markku Lilja from Engineering Office Äyräväinen Ltd are keeping a joint talk on the welding halls of the future. The talk concentrates on removing welding ...


    By Genano Solutions

  • Talk 16.3.2016: Welding halls of the future - how to get rid of welding fumes and save energy

    Nordic Welding Expo starts tomorrow in Tampere! During the expo, you have the chance to follow many interesting talks. Hans Brunila from Genano Solutions Ltd and Markku Lilja from Engineering Office Äyräväinen Ltd are keeping a joint talk on the welding halls of the future. The talk concentrates ...


    By Genano Solutions

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