Industrielle Schweißrauchabsaugung

Die Arbeitssicherheit ist bei industriellen Schweißanwendungen von größter Wichtigkeit. Schweißrauche stehen mit verschiedenen Krankheiten in Zusammenhang. Saubere Luft beim Schweißen ist daher für uns eine der obersten Prioritäten.

Um Atemwegsbeschwerden vorzubeugen und die Konformität des Werks mit geltenden Luftqualitätsvorschriften zu gewährleisten, ist ein gut konstruiertes und gut gewartetes Staub- und Rauchabsaugungssystem nötig. In manchen Fällen kann ein gutes Staubabscheide- und Belüftungssystem den Einsatz persönlicher Atemschutzmasken überflüssig machen, zu dem viele Mitarbeiter ohnehin nur schwer zu bewegen sind.

Die Geräte, die heute in Produktionsanlagen zum Einsatz kommen, sind zudem auf einem völlig neuen technischen Stand. Roboterschweißanlagen und andere computergesteuerte Systeme sind deutlich sensibler als noch vor 10 oder 20 Jahren. Bei unzureichender Entstaubung an Schweißstationen und ähnlichen Bereichen kann eine millionenschwere Investition in kürzester Zeit zerstört sein.

Welding fumes are dangerous. Fumes that are produced during the welding process can contain a variety of harmful byproducts according to OSHA. These fumes can contain metals including arsenic, lead, and manganese, as well as gases such as argon, hydrogen fluoride, and nitrogen. In some extreme cases, welding around solvents can even produce deadly fumes. All this spells disaster for worker health and safety.

Short term, acute exposure to these fumes can cause symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation. Prolonged exposure can lead to serious lung damage and even cancer in some cases. Some preventative measures can be taken, such as cleaning the surface of material that could create toxic exposure and staying upwind of fumes. However, the best way to prevent illness is a proper fume extraction system. In some cases, proper fume extraction can eliminate the need for personal respirators and the subsequent challenges faced of ensuring that employees wear them.

Equipment in factories isn’t safe either. Dangerous welding fumes can damage, or even ruin expensive systems. The level of machinery in most applications has reached new levels of sophistication over the past 20 years. Smaller parts along with tighter tolerances mean greater sensitivity to the particles contained in fumes. Keeping these fumes at bay means keeping multi-million dollar investments safe.

To prevent these problems proper fume extraction is a necessity. However, there are several substantial challenges to first overcome. For example, space limitations where floor space comes at a premium, or portability among workstations are both common hurdles.

At Camfil APC we are aware of these issues and have designed several collectors with these headaches in mind. Our Farr Gold Series® dust collector is the industry leader when it comes to welding fume collection. Utilizing the smallest floor space of any collector available today means more room for productivity and production. Virtually unlimited custom configuration options for the Farr Gold Series means you get the exact fume collection capability you need. Coupled with HemiPleat® Gold Cone filters, you can be sure you are purchasing the best welding fume collector in the industry. For applications where source fume capture is needed, we have designed the Zephyr III. With large wheels and a brake system, it makes maneuvering easy, and 700 CFM at the capture hood ensures no welding fumes escape. Choosing the right collector to protect your investment can seem complicated, complex and even daunting. At Camfil APC we strive to remove that complexity and provide the best solution in the industry to your welding fume collection problems. Our friendly team of experts are always ready to chat and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.