Welding is the most important joining process for the permanent connection of two or more workpieces. No matter which welding method is used, one thing cannot be avoided: welding fumes, fine dust and emissions. But the negative effects of welding fume emissions on employees, equipment and buildings can be prevented. After all, welding fumes are harmful to health and dangerous to humans because they can get into the lungs. This does not only affect the welder himself, but also the neighbouring machine operator on the automated welding machine. In addition, the welding fumes are distributed as so-called diffuse emissions in all work areas. This affects all professionals who are working in the hall.
This summary presents a comprehensive and compact overview of the hazards caused by welding fume emissions. But also how it is possible to ensure safe and legally compliant welding operations. Our recommendations are based on our decades of activity in the extraction and filtration of welding fumes and the in-hall air cleaning of welding halls. Some of our recommendations require some lead time. Others can be implemented immediately and directly. All in all, however, all these adjusting elements ensure one thing: more protection for the welding workplace, a potential improvement in welding quality and, last but not least a considerable reduction in energy costs.
- Welding, the most important joining process
- Welding fumes are a mixture of emissions
- Danger to the workforce - why welding fumes are dangerous
- Welding fumes are very fine
- The effect of the welding process
- Regulations and legal provisions
- Efficient capture and removal of welding fumes
- Filter technology - Highly effective and energy-efficient filtration of welding fumes
- References - Testimonials