The Model 100 solder fume extractors are a good choice for educational facilities because they effectively and quietly capture harmful solder fumes at a cost-effective price.
At the destination school, the students will do light soldering work in a high school technology class. Most the most part, they will use lead-free solder and rosin core flux.
Hazards, even if no lead
Using lead-free solder is a good safety step.
However, soldering fumes of any type can be potential health problems due to rosin ingredients and component type.
This work practices document from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory does an excellent job of identifying some soldering by-products and explains how they are created.
Thicker filters, more pleats
If you’ve been comparing solder fume extractors, you will note that our units are somewhat beefier than many others. That’s because our thicker, pleated filters have more surface area, an important aspect of how filters work.
When we asked industrial hygienists and a third-party lab to measure the effectiveness of our Model 100 compared to a Weller Smoke Absorber, they found 95.3% removal of particulate by the Solder Sentry and only 11.1% removal of particulate by the Weller Smoke Absorber.
You can read their whole report here.
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Safe Soldering Work Practices
Solder Fume Extractor Efficiency Comparison: Sentry Air Systems vs. Weller
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The Hazards of Solder Fumes
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