Dust Collection is used in welding applications to clean the air of particulate and toxic fumes.
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The welding industry is one of many that needs dust collection and air pollution control equipment to capture and control harmful dusts, smoke, and fumes. At Environmental Filter, we have the expert experience and know-how to understand what filters are best suited to welding applications.
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Dust Collection in the Welding Industry
Health & Safety of Welders
Save Money & Reduce Energy
Reduce Risks of Combustible Dust
Keeping Machinery Clean
Health & Safety Risks
The metal industry generates metal dust, chips, fumes, and mist. These hazardous pollutants can cause health problems for workers, and cause damage to machinery as well. Dust collection systems are used in these applications to protect workers from certain gases and pollutants. In welding processes there are numerous health and safety risks associated with particulate in the air. From an industrial welding facility to the smallest weld shop, dust and fumes create poor quality for all those involved. Welders can be exposed to a number of pollutants that are bad for their health and even the machinery they are using. At Environmental Filter, we are all about making industrial processes safer for all involved. How do we do that? By providing quality dust collection so that welders can work in a safer, more breathable environment.
• Hexavalent Chrome - When welding stainless steel or chrome, this is a toxic cancer-causing substance that needs to be carefully measured. Health effects from this substance include occupational asthma, skin irritation, and even lung cancer.
• Metallic Dust Particles - Particulate generated from welding processes can also cause a number of health effects such as eye and skin irritation. These particles can also create an unsafe working environment in places such as weld shops. An accumlation of these particles is not only dangerous but can interfere with machinery. No one wants to work in an environment that is unclean and unsafe.
• Manganese - This is produced mainly in the welding of steel. Long-term exposure to manganese can lead to lung damage and possibly nerve damage as well.
• Zinc Oxide - Fumes generated from the welding of galvanized steel is extremely hazardous. Workers exposed to zinc-oxide fumes can result in metal fume fever. According to OSHA, the exposure limit on these fumes is 5 mg/m3 and is 15 mg/m3 for total dust.
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