Total Weld Fume Solutions
Leading the way with Total Weld Fume Solutions through the steps of compliance: Process, Engineering Controls, and Personal Protective Equipment. Miller®, Hobart® and Bernard™ focus exclusively on innovative solutions related to weld fume and are uniquely positioned with a comprehensive offering including alternate filler metals, fume extraction and personal protection options.
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The following tabs will guide you through the steps of compliance and provide you resources to support the various solutions and regulations.
OSHA's Hierarchy of Controls -
According to OSHA's standards, employers are responsible for specific methods of compliance to assure welder safety and health.
Modify Process to Reduce Weld Fumes
Changing base material, wire, gas, process, and/or optimizing parameters can all lead to fume reduction. One example is:
Hobart Element Low Manganese Filler Metals
Designed for compliance and performance, Element wires can help you meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations for the manufacturing and fabrication industries — and ensure the best operability and productivity.
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Hobart Element vs. Standard Wire -
Significant Reduction in Manganese (MN) Levels
Source Capture is designed to draw weld fume away from the welder's breathing zone and keep the facility clean
Largest Capture Area for More Welding
Miller's newest technology — the FILTAIR Capture 5 — is redefining the capture zone, providing up to five feet of fume extraction compared to less than 18 inches from a conventional arm. For any weldment over 18 inches long, the FILTAIR Capture 5 is the only source capture solution.
Learn more about FILTAIR Capture 5 »Benefits
- Source capture for larger areas with minimum arm interaction.
- No duct work to interfere with cranes, etc.
- Easily movable — no extra cost when reconfiguring manufacturing areas.
High Performance, Conventional Source Capture
Conventional source capture uses an arm to capture weld fume up to 18 inches away. The most popular configurations of conventional source capture are from arms as a part of a centralized engineered system, mobile extractor, or wall mounted extractor.
Mobile extractors utilize one arc and give flexibility to be easily moved into position, while wall-mounted extractors are mounted near a fixed weld area.
Miller custom-engineered solutions are an ideal solution for schools or manufacturing areas with multiple welding sources. The extractors are flexible enough to be located indoor or outdoor.
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Deliver Filtered Air to Welder's Breathing Zone
Using an ambient system can move large quantities of air and filter weld fume out of the facility, removing an overall smoky haze from the environment.Benefits
- With ambient filtration duct work can be installed to avoid interference with cranes and lighting.
- Collects and filters weld fume out of facility.
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Personal Protective Equipment
Respirators protect welders from inhaling dangerous substances, including dusts, fumes, mists, vapor and gases when engineered solutions are not adequate or feasible in emergency situations or during installation of other fume management systems. When respirators are used either on a voluntary or mandatory basis, employers must enact a formal written respiratory protection program.
OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134
Respiratory Protection standard provides additional information on creating a respiratory protection program.Benefits
- Excellent filtering of air in the operators breathing zone.
- Great for locations in which source capture cannot reach, or will not work.
- Unlimited mobility.