December 16, 2019
5 Critical Elements to a Thorough Dust Hazard Analysis A safer workplace begins with a Dust Hazard Analysis. A Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) will not only determine if there is a significant amount of dust in your facility, but will systematically review and identify the potential for a fire, flash fire and explosion hazards associated […]
December 16, 2019
The What and the How Combustible dust is one of the biggest hazards confronting a wide variety of industries. Because it is mostly unseen or otherwise sensed, it is easily unrecognized for the damage and injury it can cause. Combustible Dust Explosions In February, 2008, a sugar company in Georgia was leveled by a chain […]
December 12, 2017
Thinking Beyond Regulatory Requirements Manganese is one of the most toxic metals commonly present in weld fumes. The current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for manganese is 5 mg/m3 for general industry. But the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and many researchers are recommending exposure limits that […]
April 6, 2016
In the search for industrial ventilation systems, buyers are typically met with similar marketing language for every make, model and solution. “Optimized cartridge cleaning system,” “high-performance collector,” and “industry-best warranty” are typical phrases. But what does that really mean, and how do those things translate into actual system performance – both now and down the road?
April 6, 2016
This weld fume management guide, Finding the Right Weld Fume Extractor for Robotic Welding, will touch on a number of considerations to think about as facilities decide on the appropriate clean air technology for their robotic welding stations
April 5, 2016
To counter the trend of a shrinking welder pool – as many as 400,000 operators by 2024, the industry is taking a three-pronged approach: training more operators, helping existing employees build skills, and educating existing manual welders to operate automated systems.
March 28, 2016
Source capture weld fume extraction is the most effective method of keeping smoke out of the welder's breathing zone – an incredibly important task given the dangers of weld fumes. Ventilation at the source...
March 21, 2016
Armed with a knowledge of the dangers of weld fumes, you know it's important to capture toxic particulate at the source before it has a chance to enter the respiratory zone. The trouble is, you or the welders you oversee are constantly on the move...
March 14, 2016
According to the American Welding Society, 40 percent of manufacturing companies have declined new clients due to a lack of skilled workers. Fewer high school graduates are joining the technical trades, and the average age of welders today is 55 – on the verge of retirement. How can manufacturers respond? Automation.
March 7, 2016
In laser welding, a series of intense, highly-focused light beam pulses quickly heat and melt weld material instead of typical filler. Given the tightly focused nature of the laser beam, heat transfer is minimized to the weld location meaning parts can be handled almost immediately.
February 26, 2016
RoboVent's Recommendation: 5 Things to Know to Make Sure You Don't Get Burned. When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult to properly evaluate a dust collector's capabilities.
February 19, 2016
Although weld-fume extraction systems should first and foremost consider a welder's safety, it shouldn't needlessly drain the company purse.