White Papers

February 11, 2016

Manganese and Welder's Disease

A lawsuit centers around exposure to Manganese and the fumes produced during welding operations. What does this mean for the Welding Industry? Is the verdict a harbinger of what's to come?

February 4, 2016

Why Doesn't My Fume Extraction Work?

Over 50% of the fume extraction systems installed in the welding industry do not work as well as intended.

January 26, 2016

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 63

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final ruling that established National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from nine metal fabrication and finishing Source Categories.

January 26, 2016

Solving Stricter Standards: The New Manganese Challenge In Welding Operations

Recent reports suggest that workers with prolonged exposure to manganese are at greater risk for neurological health problems than previously thought.

January 26, 2016

Venting on the Subject of Clean Shop Air

If a company is laser or plasma cutting, its management should take a long, hard look at its ventilation practices.

January 19, 2016

Proposed ACGIH Notice of Intended Change for Manganese

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) announced that it intends to dramatically reduce the Threshold Limit Value (TLV) – Time Weighted Average (8-Hour TWA) for respirable Manganese particulate.

January 15, 2016

Portable Fume Extraction System Benefits

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.

January 10, 2016

Weld Fume Source Capture System Benefits

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.

January 5, 2016

Benefits of Ambient Ventilation

OSHA estimated the annual nationwide cost savings related to increased air quality could be $15 billion Whole-plant ambient air ventilation systems are an excellent way to increase worker productivity through facility air quality. Let's explore the benefits of ambient ventilation solutions.