fume control Articles

  • 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

  • TopAir’s Ductless Fume Hood

    TopAir is the flagship brand of Statitech Ltd., a leading developer, producer and marketer of a wide variety of standard and custom-made cleanroom products for the electronic, semi-conductor, medical and defense industries. Statitech has acquired a well earned reputation as a market leader in its field. Customers include the pharmaceutical giant Teva Industries Ltd., Israel Aircraft Industries ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • 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

  • Welding Fumes and the effects of Manganese

    The potential risks of welding operations include the potential to breathe in metal fumes and toxic gases. Fume particles are formed from the vaporisation of molten metal that occurs during the process. These particles are very fine in size and may join together to form larger particles.. The biggest risk is exposure to the manganese contained in fumes that are given off during welding. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Welding fume hazards

    Welding is tough work.  Not many who begin as welders retire as welders.  Eventually practically every welder develops cataracts.  Neck and back problems are also a foregone conclusion. There is also a long list of possible health problems depending on the type of welding.  Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified hexavalent chromium as a ...

  • 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.

  • Clean and fume free environment for students

    The challenge A new facility was erected at the Vredenburg Campus (South Africa) in December 2008. Ventilation was not considered in the development stage of the facility and was, therefore, very poor with only natural air flow through open doors and windows and some ‘whirlybirds’ in the roof of the ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Decontamination of fume hood contaminated with tritiated thymidin

    Background Contaminated in 2003 with Tritiated-Thymidine Inadvertently volatilized From 2003 to 2007, have been attempting decon Still contaminated after almost monthly attempts Tried both soap/water and Radiacwash RSO will not release until counts are at background Proposed Solution ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Removal of vehicle exhaust fumes at fire stations

    The challenge The fire brigade of Kassel (Germany) was looking for three new vehicle exhaust extraction systems. Systems that would remove exhaust fumes very effectively, protecting the fire fighters from hazardous diesel exhaust fumes. Other fire stations within the Kassel region were already provided with extraction systems. The fire brigade of Kassel choose for a fully ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Mobile welding fume extractors ensure flexibility

    The challenge Harsveld Apparatenbouw BV employs approx. 50 staff members, of which 35 welders. All welders are certified and ‘all-round’ (MIG/MAG, TIG, stick welding, etc.) and continuously work with diverse, mostly high-grade metals. The diversity of the welding operations results in welding ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Fume Scrubber for Grain Etch, Metal Finishing, and Other Operations Generating Fumes and Gases

    World's Largest Investment Casting Company Selects Tri-Mer for Air Pollution Control. Tri-Mer engineered and built air pollution control equipment for Alcoa Howmet's grain etch facility, which houses two process lines.  Contaminants include hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride and phosphoric acid. The phosphoric acid line includes a Tri-Mer Vertical Flow (V-F) Scrubber, and 6-stage tank line. ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Industrial Hygiene Report: Control of Hexavalent Chromium Welding Fume - Non-cleanable Filter Media

    Sentry Air Systems, Inc. manufactures equipment designed to capture  welding fume and/or other air contaminants and, after filtering, return the cleansed air to the local environment. For the purposes of this test, SAS wanted to determine the effectiveness of the Model 300 Welding Fume Extractor and filter media against Hexavalent Chromium fume commonly found during the welding of stainless ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • WHO report on diesel fumes puts sharp focus on need for effective monitoring

    The World Health Organisation this month reclassified the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes, upgrading the risk from probably carcinogenic to a definite cause of cancer. The WHO report is based on the findings of research on workers in high risk areas, and puts a sharp focus on the need for effective monitoring in industries such as mining, rail, transportation, construction, power generation and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Fertilizer Industry: New Fertilizer Plant Eliminates Toxic Fumes with Special Scrubbers Case Study

    Effective control of toxic emissions from fertilizer plants, has been demonstrated in the South American countries of Colombia and Venezuela. A jointly operated process plant in Monomeros Colombo Venezolanos, produces caprolactam for the textile industry and various chemical fertilizers for agricultural use. Agricultural plant capabilities were recently increased with the addition of process ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Double Duty Scrubber for TDI Fumes A case-history description of a relatively uncomplicated but effective method for handling large runaway emissions of TDI and solvent vapors.

    NKI (B. V. Nederlandse Kleurstofindustrie, a subsidiary of Morton-Thiokol, Inc. U.S .A.), and one of the major industrial firms in the Netherlands, had a problem with extremely toxic TDI (toluene di-isocyanate) emissions from one of their processes . On a batch basis in different reactors, the largest being 6.5 m cubed(1717 U.S . gallons), a solution polymerization of TDI with polyols in a ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Controlling acid gas mists

    Gas cleaning New and strict pollution regulations in metallurgical plants worldwide are restricting particulate and acid gas emissions to extremely low levels. Because of that, sulphuric acid plants are being installed to remove and utilise S02 in gases resulting from the roasting of sulphide ores, smelting of ores, and burning or regeneration of spent acid or acid sludge from ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Air Pollution Control Specs

    As the full effect of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With more than 25 years of proven success in a variety of industries, catalytic and thermal oxidation has become a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Pressure Washing Equipment for Temperature Control

    Pressure washing equipment with heating capabilities has one advantage over non-heated pressure washing equipment. These machines can use hot as well as cold water. Therefore, when purchasing pressure washing equipment, it is always a good idea to purchase machines that allow for temperature control. Hot Water Applications Hot water cleans where cold water cannot. Heat acts on ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Mastertaste Savors the Benefits of Cost-Effective Odor Control

    The aromas from savory flavors are detectable even at low concentrations, and pose special challenges for companies who manufacture or use them.    Mastertaste, (Clark, N.J.) a Division of Kerry Group plc, is a leader in the development and production of savory flavors and blended seasonings.  As part of a plant expansion, Mastertaste needed a system to eliminate odors from ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Air Pollution Control in the Printing and Web Coating Industries

    For many U.S. companies in the printing and web coating business, the use of an Air Pollution Control System (APCS) to control harmful air pollutants is not new.  In these industries, depending upon their location, companies have been installing APCS since the early 1970's.  However, for some companies the clock is still ticking regarding their compliance with local, state and federal ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

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