Weld Fume Source Capture System Benefits

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Weld Fume Source Capture System Benefits

The Dangers of Weld Fumes

Welding and metal forming processes create smoke and fumes – this is undeniable, and exposure to the elements found in welding fumes and smoke can lead to serious health issues. Preventing the respiration and spread of weld fume particulate, which contains elements such as Chromium, Manganese, Nickel and Zinc, is crucial for maintaining the health and productivity of welders while meeting, or exceeding, the criteria developed by regulatory organizations like OSHA and ACGIH. Aside from the harmful effects of weld fumes pose for welders, unchecked welding fumes and smoke can accumulate in plant atmospheres and surfaces to cut off an adequate supply of oxygen, lead to fires or explosions, impair weld quality, and affect other areas in the manufacturing facility thus impairing employees whom aren’t welding.

Advantages of Source Capture Methods

Given the system’s proximity to the weld site, years of research by various organizations tells us source capture technology is the most effective method for extracting weld fumes, maintaining regulatory compliance, and preserving a clean and safe work environment to maximize productivity. With weld fume source capture methods, harmful particulate is prevented from reaching the welder’s respiratory area meaning employees can focus on the work at hand. In addition to the respiratory benefits, enjoy a cleaner facility since fume extraction at the source prevents the accumulation of particulates on nearby floors, walls and machines.

Source Capture Systems by RoboVent, The Leader in Clean Air

Robovent offers a wide selection of manual welding source capture equipment and systems engineered to fit any application – from classrooms to multi-station plants. These systems are suited for MIG, TIG, Stick and Spot Welding; Carbon Steel, Aluminum, Galvanized, Stainless Steel and specialty metals. In addition to our turnkey solutions, the RoboVent engineering team can custom-design to design a system that best fits your process and budget.