Portable Fume Extraction System Benefits

January 15, 2016

The Dangers of Weld Fumes

The fact is, welding creates hazardous smoke and fumes. From “Metal Fume Fever” to eye, nose and throat irritation, the exposure to the elements found in welding fumes can lead to both short- and long-term health effects. Limiting the circulation of weld fume particulate, which contain elements such as Chromium, Manganese, Nickel and Zinc, is critical to the maintaining the health and productivity of welders while meeting, or exceeding, the standards put in place by regulatory groups like OSHA and ACGIH. In addition to the harmful potential effects of weld fumes for welders, unchecked welding fumes and smoke can quickly build up to cut off an adequate supply of oxygen, lead to fires or explosions, impair weld quality and affect working environments for non-welding employees throughout the facility. Source capture of fumes from light-duty welding or other processes such as cutting or grinding often poses a challenge, but source capture is considered by many to be the most efficient method of fume capture technology to maintain a clean air environment.

Advantages of Portable Fume Extraction Methods

Given the system's proximity to the weld point, 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 portable source capture equipment, the benefits of fume extraction at-the-source are realized in situations where space is at a premium or budgets may not allow large, complex systems. With weld fume source capture methods, harmful particulate rarely reach 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.

VentBoss Portable Fume Extraction Units by RoboVent, The Leader in Clean Air

Robovent offers durable portable manual welding source capture equipment engineered to fit a variety applications without sacrificing performance or durability. These systems are suited for MIG, TIG, Stick and Spot Welding; Carbon Steel, Aluminum, Galvanized, Stainless Steel and specialty metals. VentBoss by RoboVent portable weld fume extraction units include the S130 tip-extraction system, the S110 single fume arm solution, and the highly-adaptable S120 system, which can quickly change from a dual-fume arm system to a back draft or down draft table. When convenience and portability are important but you don't want to sacrifice durability, think VentBoss.