Ambient Solutions for Manual Welding
Ambient solutions are another way to capture fumes in manual welding situations. These methods clean the air in the general vicinity of the welding operation. A ducted push-pull system is the most traditional of these. Collection points at regular intervals near the ceiling gather fumes and carry them to a central filtering point. Clean air is pushed in through ducts on the other side of the system, creating a flow throughout a building.
This kind of system utilizes centralized collectors which helps save space. The filtration unit can even sit outside the building. In a ductless system, a standalone filtration unit—or array of units—sits near welding stations and collects fumes. The unit then returns cleaned air through strong jets back into the facility. These units are easy to install and can be moved around if needed.