Welding and cutting smoke and fume extraction
Nederman has stationary and mobile solutions for extracting and filtering smoke from welding and cutting
International health organizations recognize the importance of preventing health risks associated with fumes and smoke generated during arc welding and thermal cutting. In many countries, strict personal exposure regulations and standards such as OSHA, PEL or ACGIH TLV are heavily enforced to minimize worker exposure to hazardous metal particulate that can be present in welding fume. Ventilation is a primary solution step to mitigate employee welding fume exposure. Because welding fume is a thermal process, the particulate is suspended in the ambient air space. When the fume plume cools, the particulate settles to the work space. It builds up on work stations and can infiltrate machinery and electronics causing damage and creating the need for additional housekeeping, which can add another layer of maintenance and overhead cost.
At Nederman, worker health and safety are primary concerns, as they affect process efficiency, productivity, quality, costs and successful job completion. Our solution starts at the process so we understand the job and worker procedure. After a thorough analysis and interview, we recommend a solution that will best protect the worker while maintaining efficiency, productivity, quality and work zone cleanliness. Education and training is an essential part of any successful solution. The customer will be educated on the solution's approach, the extraction equipment operation and integration into the process and system maintenance.
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