There are many scenarios where fume extraction is necessary and/or required by law. Typically fume extractors are used in manufacturing and assembly operations, repair centers, and more. This means a fume extractor should be present anywhere harmful fumes and particulates are present, as they can be
detrimental to worker and employee health and safety.
Welders are one group who benefit greatly from proper ventilation for welding. Welding fumes often contain a complex mix of gases and metal particles which are harmful to employee health. There are many benefits of fume extraction in the workplace.
Additionally, organizations such as OSHA, NIOSH, and COSHH have established regulations and controls for hazardous fumes.
Fume extractors and welding ventilation
Local exhaust ventilation is the most effective method for removing contaminants and keeping welders healthy. These systems remove hazardous and toxic gases, fumes, specks of dust, and vapors before they mix with the local environment air.
Some examples of local exhaust ventilation are moveable hoods or a downdraft bench. Larger workspaces may opt for a system connected to central ductwork. Alternatively, there are also a variety of portable fume extractors. Mobile fume extractors are space-efficient and easy to move around as needed with their plug-and-play setup.
Eliminate Weld Fumes with Remove The Fume
Remove The Fume offers factory direct pricing with free shipping on welding fume extractors. Our representatives have over 40 years of experience in all areas of metalworking for the manufacturing industry and our site offers a variety of plug and play fume extraction equipment.
Our solutions include portable fume extractors for small weld and fabrication shops, confined spaces,
maintenance facilities, schools, and situations where there are occasional welding and fabrication projects.
We also have several mobile fume extractors to ensure there is proper welding ventilation where pollution sources may not have a fixed location.
Our DraftMax downdraft tables are also an excellent method for local exhaust ventilation and feature a long filter lifespan.