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Welding

Positioning Of The Source Capture Hood During Welding

welder with source capture hood

For welding, AQE recommends utilizing a source capture hood as the primary means of capturing smoke, fumes and VOC’s. For many manual welding jobs, the welder will be welding on parts that are positioned or clamped on a table. In addition, there may be a custom fixture in use to assure repeatability. For larger weldments, the welder will be welding directly on a part that is “free-standing”. In either scenario, the positioning of the source…

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Welding Hazards and Your Workplace

welding air filtration units in use

A recent article published by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) estimates that 11 million workers worldwide have a job title of “welder” and an additional 110 million workers probably incur welding related exposures such as fumes, gases, radiation, asbestos, and solvents. The hazards from welding extend beyond the welders. People working with and near welders are also susceptible to the same carcinogens as the welders. It is also possible that the workers near…

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Air Quality Engineering

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