welding fume Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • No more complaints about welding fumes

    The challenge In 2003 Voortman Staalbouw moved to a new workshop of 140 m long x 22 m wide. During the design stage they took purchasing a welding fume filtration system into consideration. In view of the stringent environmental legislation and to meet the TLV values for welding fumes, Voortman strongly focused on ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • 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

  • Flexible welding fume extraction system in plant

    The challenge VAM Drilling (Vallourec Mannesmann Oil & Gas Nederland BV) is located in Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands. This facility has been around for over 40 years. Approximately 20 employees are turning/welding in the plant on a daily basis. Sometimes even 24 hours a day, if projects need to meet certain ...


    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

  • 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.

  • Lincoln Technical Institute - Welding Fume & Smoke case study

    The Problem The Lincoln Technical Institute is a leading technical training center with currently over 40 locations in The United States and growing! Many of these facilities teach automotive & general welding and require that students have minimal exposure to the harmful effects of welding fume. The school tasked Diversi-Tech to supply complete welding workstations that would remove the ...


    By DiversiTech

  • Custom welding booth and downdraft tables remove fumes in learning center

    Monoxivent partnered with S.J. Smith Co. to provide custom welding booths and downdraft tables to remove toxic welding fumes.  S.J. Smith is a regional welding distributor that actively promotes the Monoxivent product line. An international manufacturer wanted to construct a welding school in their facility where current employees could learn new technologies, as well as update skills. The ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Health Hazards of Welding

    At present, it is estimated that more than one million workers are employed as welders worldwide (Sundin, 1998), with more than three million performing welding intermittently as part of their work duties (Sferlazza and Beckett, 1991). Manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and flux core arc welding (FCAW) are two commonly used procedures in the construction industry and in numerous other industrial ...


    By Valahia University

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Health and safety at work

    The challenge The production activities of equipment such as cooling towers, condensers and cooling installations in aid of air conditioning systems require a lot of metalworking and welding. Baltimore Aircoil concluded for itself that the extraction of welding fumes and hazardous gases in the production halls could be ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Multiple arms improve work environment

    The challenge As a result of the annual review of G.C. Entreprise, Køge ApS' work environment, it was decided to obtain a new extraction system. The service workshop needed a high-quality extraction system to remove welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist, preventing accumulation in the workshop. ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Healthy conditions in training centre

    The challenge CENFIM’s objective is to educate highly qualified and specialised employees for the metallurgical industry in Portugal. They organise courses of various durations and at various levels. The Portuguese metal industry counts approx. 19,000 companies, employing a total of 190,000 people. In the ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Fort Dix combined maintenance facility features Monoxivent source capture systems

    Job Name: Fort Dix Combined Maintenance Facility Location: Fort Dix, NJ Monoxivent Representative: Effective Controls East, Larry Frantz Summary: Effective Controls East, an authorized Monoxivent representative, was awarded the opportunity to provide motorized retractable hose reels, exhaust fans, and all necessary ...


    By Monoxivent

  • US military uses Monoxivent systems

    Monoxivent has provided for the safety of the United States Military for years. Our source capture systems provide customizable solutions to toxic fume and air pollutant removal in military workplaces. Monoxivent's high-temperature hose meets the demands for military tanks, trucks, and other equipment.  Our 4000 Series Hose meets mil specification: MIL PRF 62028 (Paragraph 4.7.8, 72 Hours @ ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Protective coatings for industrial fans

    Industrial fans Large fans are commonly used to provide significant quantities of air needed for operating industrial processes. Coal and lignite fired power plants, cement, metal or woodchip manufacturing are just a few examples of industries that require homogeneous and reliable airflows. When particles are present in the air stream, they relentlessly wearout the fan surfaces. This wear ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • Is Hexavalent Chromium (Hex Chrome; Chrome VI) a carcinogen?

    In 1990, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), published their findings on chromium and chromium compounds as carcinogens.  Chromium may be isolated in any of three volume states: Chrome 0 or metallic chromium; Chrome III called “Chrome 3” or Chrome VI called “Chrome 6,” also called hexavalent ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

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