Fume arms have a long history of effectively abating weld fumes in industrial operations. If a welder is working on a small piece in the same location, over and over, a fume arm, such as PowerBoom, can capture nearly 100% of weld fumes.
If pieces being welded are large, a different solution might be more appropriate. In this situation, a welder is constantly moving, and the fume arm must be continually repositioned. This step is often overlooked, leading to a major drop in capture efficiency. When a fume arm isn’t the right solution, a backdraft table might work, assuming the part fits on the table. When the situation calls for a highly flexible solution, a fume gun is the best way to capture fumes at the source.