Fume Control Articles

  • 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

  • Power Industry: Noxious Fumes at TVA Handled by Scrubber Case Study

    To keep the work area free of noxious fumes and reduce atmosphere pollution, T.V.A. Wilson Dam uses a 36″ diameter Clean Air Group fume scrubber to handle 12,500 cfm of gas @ 150°F in their high-analysis super phosphate operations. Manufacturing high analysis super phosphate fertilizer at the TVA Wilson Dam operation creates noxious fumes. Most of these fumes are liberated during the ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • An Introduction To Downdraft Benches

    Pollution is a common factor in today’s environment and it is vital to find a system that will help to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Not only will a system like this help us in personal activities, but will also do the society a huge favor. The only way to achieve this goal of maintaining a pollution-free and environmentally friendly environment is with downdraft benches. ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?

    Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made. With the ever increasing need to save money and to be environmentally responsible there are other considerations that need to be explored before a decision can be reached. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Maximize Floor Space and Productivity with Downdraft Benches

    All types of manufacturing environments require improved air quality. The advantage improved air quality has, not only maintains your workers’ health and safety, but also conforms to the federal and state commands that demand it. The majority of clean air products require a lot of space, as well as extensive work in order to be installed. Downdraft benches are the best choice for supreme ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • 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

  • What to Expect From Downdraft Benches

    Downdraft benches allow a more comfortable practice with collection of dust in your factory or office. They have many other advantages apart from just taking care of all the dust and these are listed below. Benefits Downdraft benches feature special filters that let you clean up dust from almost any type of ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • An Introduction To Downdraft Benches

    Pollution is a common factor in today’s environment and it is vital to find a system that will help to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Not only will a system like this help us in personal activities, but will also do the society a huge favor. The only way to achieve this goal of maintaining a pollution-free and environmentally friendly environment is with downdraft benches. ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • BTC coatings for trouble-free Boiler Operation

    In April 2014, the CastoLab® Division of Eutectic Canada performed an on-site coating contract for a Steel Mill. The work was performed on a critical section of the Fume Extraction Ducting: a series of water cooled tubes which remove heat from the exhaust fumes exiting the drop box. Conveyed within the ducting is hot ash debris which is corrosive and very abrasive. In this particular job, the ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • 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

  • TopAir`s Fume Hood

    TopAir, Statitech Israel’s flagship brand, manufactures a full line of superior cleanroom equipment including a reliable fume hood for neutralizing potential airborne chemical hazards in the laboratory. The fume hood mechanism offers maximum protection to laboratory staff working at a cleanroom table under the fume hood.   There are two basic types of fume hood. Many industries use a ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ventilation/filtration system is main heat source

    The challenge K.S. Smede og Montage, a smith’s working-place, was about to expand their business and move to new premises. As they were expanding, K.S. Smede og Montage took this opportunity to purchase a new ventilation/filtration system to extract welding fumes and grinding dust more effective. One of the ...


    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

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