The polluting particles that are released during welding work are difficult to manage and dangerous for the health of those who breathe them. Depending on the type of work and the material used, the risks are different, and it is important to identify them both to optimize investments, and to intervene with the most suitable solution for your company.
For proper self-diagnosis it is essential to ask yourself some questions:
- Is the ventilation in my working environment adequate?
- What kind of materials am I welding?
- Are the pieces to be processed covered by solvents or degreasers?
- Is there any air flow I can use?
- Is it necessary to wear a mask?
If the welded material is stainless steel, it is necessary, for example, to use additional protective equipment, since exposure to hexavalent, highly toxic and carcinogenic chromium may occur.
The dust suction systems, therefore, are not all the same, and must be accompanied by a correct cleaning of the filters and adequate training of the workers, moreover the frontal speed must be sufficient to extract the fume and the vapors created by the application.