Category: Hexavalent Chromium

Content centered around Hexavalent Chromium applications and what Sentry Air offers to mitigate Hexavalent Chromium fumes and particulate problems.

Hazards of Welding Fumes

Welding produces hazardous fumes that must be controlled to safeguard employee respiratory and overall health. Welding exposes metals to high levels of heat creating gaseous fumes and nano-particles. The hazards of welding fumes depend on the contents of the metal, the type of welding process, and the frequency of welding. Fume extractors must be utilized… Learn More

Reducing hexavalent chromium exposure with cleanable filter media

Sentry Air Systems is excited to publish our Industrial Hygiene Report on the Control of Welding Fume Particulates using Cleanable Filter Media as it relates to Hexavalent Chromium. Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is highly regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) due to the fact that Cr(VI) fume is a known human carcinogen. Cr(VI)… Learn More

Customer testimonial related to Sentry Air’s hex chrome fume testing

April is welding month. It’s a good time to draw attention to a testimonial from Edker Industries. Edker Industries, Inc. Testimonial Application: Welding Stainless Steel Concern: OSHA Regulation on Hexavalent Chromium Product: SS-400-WFE Value Added: Positive test results, boost in employee morale “Last summer, OSHA placed an air sampling device on our employee while he… Learn More

Controlling Hazardous Fumes during the Electroplating Process

Electroplating is a metal finishing process in which an object is covered with a metal coating. This process changes the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of the work piece and helps protect the object from abrasion or corrosion. Additional benefits may include lubricity, wear resistance, solderability, added material thickness and various aesthetic qualities. Many types… Learn More

Testimonial: Old Dutchman’s Wrought Iron, Inc.

Old Dutchman’s Wrought Iron in Getzville, New York, offers a wide range of custom railing systems for both homes and commercial facilities. They use a variety of metals in their work, including stainless steel, and they take pride in their use of both old techniques and new technologies. Stainless steel and hex chrome Hexavalent chromium,… Learn More

Testimonial: Fume Extraction for Welding Stainless Steel

Edker Industries, Inc., a full-service precision sheet metal fabrication & laser cutting company, purchased a Model 400 Welding Fume Extractor for use when welding stainless steel: “Last summer, OSHA placed an air sampling device on our employee while he was welding stainless steel. It was a relief when the results came back ‘None Detected’ for Chromium… Learn More

New OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Requirement

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released a press release on Friday, May 21st, regarding hexavalent chromium and worker knowledge of exposure. May 31st already marks the deadline for executing proper engineering controls related to worker exposure to hexavalent chromium (Click Here for information regarding this standard), and now June 15, 2010 marks another… Learn More