Welding Fume Extractors and Fume Extraction systems. Floor Standing, Mobile or Wall Mounted
Welding Fume Extractor
Trading for over 40 years, Westermans International has built up a huge knowledge of all types of fume extraction equipment and machinery which are in stock from our East Midland warehouses.
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New Research shows that Welders are at risk to a serious infectious disease from welding fumes.
A £30 vaccination could prevent pneumonia which rarely but could be fatal.
See the article here on the study carried out by Southampton University.
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How and Why of Fumes Extraction for Welding
Fume Extraction units come in all shapes and sizes.
Maybe you have a number of welding bays that need one supply unit and a number of arms and hoods that will reach to each bay.
Or have you a plasma cutting system which needs a large and heavy duty fume extractor to withdraw smoke and fumes.
Mobile extractors are very popular for those welding workshops that need to move it nearer to the welding job or out of the way when not in use.
We often receive enquiries if the Health and Safety officers have been into visit. Don’t panic, these used extraction units are relatively cheap to buy and can be despatched and installed quickly.
Health and Safety
Welding fume consists of airborne un-burnt flux residues, particles of both filler rod material as well the material substrate and heat fume generated from the welding process itself, fumes can normally be seen. Exposure should be avoided.
Working with stainless steel may produce welding fumes containing nickel and chromium. If you have asthma, exposure to nickel can make your illness worse. Chromium can aggravate or cause sinus problems. Both nickel and chromium may cause cancer!
Welding smoke can irritate the eyes, nose, chest, and respiratory tract and cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, bronchitis, pulmonary edema and inflammation of the lungs. Other medical conditions have also been connected to exposure to welding fumes.
Some welding fume components and welding processes can be especially dangerous in a short period of time. Cadmium in welding fumes can be fatal in a short time. Ultraviolet radiation given off by welding reacts with oxygen and nitrogen in the air to form ozone and nitrogen oxides, which are deadly at high doses, irritate the nose and throat, and cause serious lung disease.
It has been shown in a study that welders and those involved in brazing, soldering, and metal cutting have an increased risk of lung cancer. These findings are not surprising in view of the large quantity of toxic substances in welding smoke, including cancer-causing agents such as cadmium, nickel, beryllium, chromium, and arsenic.
Welders also may have chronic respiratory problems, including bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, pneumoconiosis and dust-related diseases.
Other health problems that appear to be related to welding include heart disease; skin diseases; hearing loss; chronic gastritis (stomach inflammation); gastroduodenitis (stomach and small intestine inflammation); and stomach and small intestine ulcers.
All risks are greater for welders working in confined spaces. Basically collect the fume before it gets airborne.
Talk to us about supplying a solution for your weld fume problem!
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Maybe you are not sure which welding machine is best for you? Our Sales Team is more than happy to discuss your welding requirements.
With extensive knowledge on ALL makes and models, they can suggest the most suitable machine for your application and budget.
Between Monday and Friday during our working day of 8am – 5pm GMT, we aim to reply to your request within 2 hours of receiving your email.
Remember; we are not restricted to any one brand of Welding Machine.
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