- Facts on Welding Smoke and Fumes
- Download the “Welder’s Guide to the Hazards of Welding Gases and Fumes”
- How to Control Welding Smoke and Fumes
- Review Equipment to Control Robotic Welding Smoke and Fumes
Exposure to welding fumes can cause numerous health problems. When inhaled, welding fumes can enter the lungs, bloodstream, brain nerve cells, spinal cord and other organs and can cause both short- and long-term health effects
- Welding Fumes Reference Chart
- Source Capture Equipment
- Overhead hoods
- High Vacuum Extraction & Filtration
Weld training facilities pose unique challenges in management of smoke and fumes. Various methods are typically used, however, disadvantage to these are:
- Complex duct work systems to connect to multiple fume arms or multiple work tables.
- Extended design and installation time for these complex ductwork systems, along with associate time and cost implications.
- Complex weld booth partitions, also taking extensive installation labor.
There are many advantages to utilizing an Ambient Air Filtration, or General Ventilation system:
- It works to clean the entire volume of air in the room or building
- It cuts down on maintenance costs like changing out of HVAC filters, heating and cooling coils stay cleaner, electric motors last longer due to operating in a cleaner environment, and more
- They do not require constant adjustment like a fume arm to be effective
Laser Cutting and Plasma Cutting Tables have unique and specific requirements for fume and dust extraction and filtration. Larger capacity cutting tables have the ability to generate significant quantities of smoke, fume and dust, making it very important that a correctly sized Dust Collector is used.