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How to Choose a Dust & Fume Collector

RoboVent’s Recommendation: 5 Things to Know to Make Sure You Don’t Get Burned. When it comes to buying industrial ventilation equipment, it can be difficult to properly evaluate a dust collector’s capabilities.

Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 63

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final ruling that established National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from nine metal fabrication and finishing source categories.

Solving Stricter Standards: The New Manganese Challenge In Welding Operations

Recent reports suggest that workers with prolonged exposure to manganese are at greater risk for neurological health problems than previously thought.

Breathing Easy

Although weld-fume extraction systems should first and foremost consider a welder’s safety, they shouldn’t needlessly drain the company purse.

Manganese and Welder’s Disease

A lawsuit centres around exposure to manganese and the fumes produced during welding operations. What does this mean for the welding industry? Is the verdict a harbinger of what’s to come?

Why Doesn’t My Fume Extraction Work?

Over 50% of the fume extraction systems installed in the welding industry do not work as well as intended.

Venting on the Subject of Clean Shop Air

If a company is laser or plasma cutting, its management should take a long, hard look at its ventilation practices.

Proposed ACGIH Notice of Intended Change for Manganese

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) announced that it intends to dramatically reduce the Threshold Limit Value (TLV) – Time Weighted Average (8-Hour TWA) for respirable Manganese particulate.

Portable Fume Extraction System Benefits

The fact is, welding creates hazardous smoke and fumes. From “Metal Fume Fever” to eye, nose, and throat irritation, the exposure to the elements found in welding fumes can lead to both short- and long-term health effects.

Weld Fume Source Capture System Benefits

Aside from the harmful effects that weld fumes pose for welders, unchecked welding fumes and smoke can accumulate in plant atmospheres and surfaces to cut off an adequate supply of oxygen. This can lead to fires or explosions and, impair weld quality. It can also impact other areas in the manufacturing facility, thus impairing employees who aren’t welding.

Benefits of Ambient Ventilation

OSHA estimated that the annual cost savings related to increased air quality could be $15 billion U.S.. Whole-plant ambient air ventilation systems are an excellent way to increase worker productivity through improved facility air quality. Let’s explore the benefits of ambient ventilation solutions.

Benefits of Weld Training Ventilation

Maintain a safe, clean training facility to attract and retain welding students with ventilation equipment specifically designed to capture weld training fumes at the source.