Welding Fumes & Oily Smoke

Choose between our various filtration units that include many types of filters and HEPA designed to remove oily smoke. These filtration units are specifically designed to mitigate and control low to heavy levels of smoke contaminants that may be produced during your manufacturing process.

For weld fume, AER Control Systems has a wide variety of options from self cleaning cartridge filtration to throwaway filters depending on  the amount of fume being collected.

When welding metals, hazardous fumes are released as a by-product and can be dangerous to your workplace safety.  A variety of metals fumes such as aluminum, nickel, arsenic, and lead can pollute the air, leading to adverse health risks for workers.

Welding Health Dangers

When dealing with harmful welding fumes, it's important to take any necessary precautions to ensure workers safety. Even short exposure to welding fumes and gases can cause:

  • Nausea
  • Eye, Throat, and Nose Issues
  • Dizziness

Long-term exposure to fumes can prove to be more harmful. Most notably, stainless steel contains chromium, a component that is converted into hexavalent chromium (Cr(Vl) (an extremely toxic fume) which can cause:

  • Kidney Damage
  • Lung and Throat Damage
  • Nervous System Damage
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • And can lead to Cancer

Precautions & Solutions

Ensuring your workspace is properly ventilated can greatly reduce the levels of fumes and gases present.  Workers should also take precautions to keep themselves safe by cleaning any welding surfaces of hazardous materials beforehand, keeping a safe distance while welding and minimizing the threat to your breathing zone by utilizing local exhaust ventilation systems (fume hoods, extractors or vacuum nozzles) to pull fumes away at the source.

AER downdraft tables are designed to provide the most efficient and cost effective solution to capturing and filtering light to heavy concentrations of hazardous welding fumes and gases.

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