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Welding Fume Extractors

Welding Fume Extractors are designed to be utilized as an engineering safety control to protect users from the occupational hazards presented with various welding applications. Given that the vast majority of the respirable particles in the airstream are under .4 microns in size, a filtered ventilation system that can filter down to that level is what is required to ensure the safety and health of the welder. These health effects carry short and long term implications.

When choosing an adequate ventilation system, it is important to make sure that you are aware of all of the elements that could vary the efficiency of the filtration of welding fumes. The particular welding application is usually the number one variable that helps decipher what is recommended, but additional configurations such as HEPA or ASHRAE filters, cleanable media, multi-operators, or portability are dependent of different elements that are best discussed with a trained specialist.

Features and Benefits

  • Variable Speed Controller Included (115V only)
  • Portability Handle Included
  • Quiet Operation
  • Reliable, Low Maintenance Operation
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Simple, Quick "No Tool" Filter Change
  • Long Filter Life
  • Optional Magnehelic Gage
  • Optional Hour Counter

Available Filters

  • HEPA Filter
    Up to 99.97% efficient on particles down to 0.3 microns
  • ASHRAE Filter
    Up to 95% efficient on particles down to 0.5 microns
  • ULPA Filter
    Up to 99.9995% efficient on particles down to 0.12 microns
  • Activated Carbon & Specialty-Blended Filters
    Efficiency varies per chemical.

200 Series

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Cabinet Dimensions:
- 15.5"L x 13"W x 16.5"H

Arm Dimension:
- 5" Diameter x 68" Long

Motor:
Fractional Horsepower

Weight:
Approx. 40 lbs.

Available Filter Efficiencies:
HEPA Filter - Up to 99.97% efficient on particles down to 0.3 microns
ASHRAE Filter - Up to 95% efficient on particles down to 0.5 microns
ULPA Filter - Up to 99.9995% efficient on particles down to 0.12 microns
Activated Carbon & Specialty-Blended Filters - Efficiency varies per chemical.

Air Volume:
350 CFM High, Down to 50 CFM Low

Electrical:
115/1/60, 2 amps
220/1/50, .75 amps

Sound Level:
61 to 66 dba (Blower Speed: Low to High)

Warranty:
Limited two-year warranty from date of shipment on defects due to materials or workmanship.

Patented Design:
U.S. PATENT #5,843,197
U.S. PATENT #8,353,745

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Standard

Cabinet Dimensions:
- 22.5"L x 20"W x 19.5"H

Arm Dimension:
- 6" Round x 72" Long fire retardant flex hose

Weight:
50 lbs. to 100 lbs.

Cabinet Material:
16 ga. carbon steel

Motor:
Fractional Horsepower

Available Filter Efficiencies:
HEPA Filter - Up to 99.97% efficient on particles down to 0.3 microns
ASHRAE Filter - Up to 95% efficient on particles down to 0.5 microns
ULPA Filter - Up to 99.9995% efficient on particles down to 0.12 microns
Activated Carbon & Specialty-Blended Filters

Air Volume:
Variable Speed Control Standard
700 CFM High, Down to 50 CFM Low

Electrical:
115/1/60, 2.5 amps
220/1/50, 1.5 amps

Sound Level:
60 dba @ 3 ft.

Max Operating Temperature:
Not to exceed 170 degrees Fahrenheit

Warranty: Limited two-year warranty from date of shipment on defects due to materials or workmanship.

Patented Design:
U.S. PATENT #5,843,197
U.S. PATENT #8,353,745

High Flow

Cabinet Dimensions:
- 22.5"L x 20"W x 19.5"H

Arm Dimension:
- 6" Round x 72" Long fire retardant flex hose

Weight:
62 lbs. to 112 lbs.

Cabinet Material:
16 ga. carbon steel

Motor:
1.5 HP

Available Filter Efficiencies:
HEPA Filter - Up to 99.97% efficient on particles down to 0.3 microns
ASHRAE Filter - Up to 95% efficient on particles down to 0.5 microns
ULPA Filter - Up to 99.9995% efficient on particles down to 0.12 microns
Activated Carbon & Specialty-Blended Filters

Air Volume:
Variable Speed Control Standard
950 CFM High, Down to 50 CFM Low

Electrical:
115/1/60, 10.7 amps
220/1/50, 5.35 amps

Sound Level:
72 dba @ 3 ft.

Max Operating Temperature:
Not to exceed 170 degrees Fahrenheit

Warranty: Limited two-year warranty from date of shipment on defects due to materials or workmanship.

Patented Design:
U.S. PATENT #5,843,197
U.S. PATENT #8,353,745

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Standard

Cabinet Dimensions:
- 30” D x 30” W x 42.5” H

Cabinet Material:
16 ga. carbon steel

Arm Specifications:
- 7” Diameter, 7’ L
- Rigid segment: Aircraft-grade aluminum
- 6” diameter Flexible segment: Black Flex Sentry™
- 10" round capture hood

Total Weight:
Approximately 225lbs without Filters
Approximately 317lbs with Filters Installed

Motor:
Fractional Horsepower

Available Filter Efficiencies:
(4) Micro-Pleat Series 1 Particulate Filters (MERV 13 efficiency rating)
(4) HEPA Filters (Up to 99.97% efficient on particles down to 0.3 microns) Non-Cleanable
(4) 42 lb. Activated Carbon Filters (efficiency varies depending on application)
(4) 42lb. Specialty Blended Carbon Filters
Double filters with HEPA and Carbon Available

Air Volume:
Up to 815 CFM High

Sound Level:
65 dba @ 3 ft. from hood inlet

Electrical:
115/1/60, 2.5 amps
220/1/50, 1.5 amps

Warranty:
Limited two-year warranty from date of shipment on defects due to materials or workmanship.

Patented Design:
U.S. PATENT #61,563,228 Pending

High Flow

Cabinet Dimensions:
- 30” D x 30” W x 42.5” H

Cabinet Material:
16 ga. carbon steel

Arm Specifications:
- 7” Diameter, 7’ L
- Rigid segment: Aircraft-grade aluminum
- 6” diameter Flexible segment: Black Flex Sentry™
- 10" round capture hood

Total Weight:
Approximately 240lbs without Filters
Approximately 332lbs with Filters Installed

Motor:
1.5 HP

Available Filter Efficiencies:
(4) Micro-Pleat Series 1 Particulate Filters (MERV 13 efficiency rating)
(4) HEPA Filters (Up to 99.97% efficient on particles down to 0.3 microns) Non-Cleanable
(4) 42 lb. Activated Carbon Filters (efficiency varies depending on application)
(4) 42lb. Specialty Blended Carbon Filters
Double filters with HEPA and Carbon Available

Air Volume:
Up to 955 CFM High

Sound Level:
72 dba @ 3 ft. from hood inlet

Electrical:
115/1/60, 10.7 amps
220/1/50, 5.35 amps

Warranty:
Limited two-year warranty from date of shipment on defects due to materials or workmanship.

Patented Design:
U.S. PATENT #61,563,228 Pending

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Cabinet Dimensions:
- 30" diameter
- 27 " height, with plenum attached

Arm Dimension:
- 7” Diameter, 7’ L Flexible, with 10.5" round inlet

Cabinet Material
ABS Plastic & Aluminum

Motor:
Fractional Horsepower

Total Weight:
Approx. 100 lbs.

Available Filters:
- Round MERV 13 Micro-Pleat Series 2 Particulate Filter
- 32lb Disposable Cartridge w/ Activated Carbon

Air Volume:
Variable Speed Control Standard | 530 CFM High

Electrical:
115/1/60, 2 amps
220/1/50, .75 amps

Sound Level:
Approximately 74 dba (High), 48 dba on (low). 3’ from inlet

Warranty:
Limited two-year warranty from date of shipment on defects due to materials or workmanship.

Patented Design:
Patent pending 13/463, 347

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Cabinet Dimensions: 15.5"L x 13"W x 16.5"H 22.5"L x 20"W x 19.5"H 30” D x 30” W x 42.5” H - 30" diameter
- 27 " height, w/ plenum
CFM: Up to 350 CFM 400 Series: Up to 700 CFM
450 Series: Up to 950 CFM
500 Series: Up to 785 CFM
550 Series: Up to 1060 CFM
Up to 530 CFM
Weight: Approx. 40 lbs. 50 lbs. to 100 lbs. Approx. 225lbs w/out Filters
Approx. 317lbs w/ Filters
Approx. 100 lbs.
Electrical 115/1/60, .2 amps
220/1/50, .75 amps
115/1/60, 2.5 amps
220/1/50, 1.5 amps
500:
115/1/60, 2.5 amps
220/1/50, 1.5 amps
550:
115/1/60, 10.7 amps
220/1/50, 5 amps
115/1/60, 2 amps
220/1/50, .75 amps
Sound Level 61 to 66 dba (Blower Speed: Low to High) 60 dba @ 3 ft. 72 dba @ 3 ft. from hood inlet Approximately 74 dba (High), 48 dba on (low). 3’ from inlet

Applications

  • MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
  • Arc Welding
  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
  • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding
  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
  • FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding)
  • Maintenance Welding
  • Production Welding
  • Clean Room Welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Stainless Steel Tank Welding
  • Rapid Location Welding

Welding Fume Extraction

Welding fume extraction systems are an integral part of the hierarchy of controls for managing fume, and serve as the safety control from hazardous particles left behind in welding applications.

There are several filters that claim 99% efficiency, but fail to divulge at what particle size the filters achieve this efficiency. An efficiency of 99% at 1 micron is not the same as a 99% efficiency at .3 microns, nor is it comparable to even 90% efficiency at .3 microns. Remember that the smaller particles are more respirable and must be filtered out to reduce the possibility of health effects.

Welding Fume Health Hazards

Welding fume hazards are a direct correlation of what can be inhaled through the welding process. Most of the hazardous substances are very fine, respirable particles of different types of metals, including:

Chromium Nickel Arsenic
Asbestos Manganese Silica
Beryllium Cadmium Cobalt
Copper Lead Zinc

Manganese containing fumes is one of the biggest risks encountered in welding smoke. Inhalation of the metal can cause serious damage to the brain and nervous system. Manganese fumes can result in the onset of Parkinson’s disease, a crippling disorder that affects movement and balance. It also causes “manganism,” which is closely related to Parkinson’s as it makes it difficult to move properly.

Iron oxide can also be contained in the welding fumes, which is very irritating to the respiratory system. There is also cadmium which is used to coat the metals, which can cause lung disease, emphysema, and kidney failure. Other harmful substances include lead oxides and asbestos.

Welding Fume Fever

Welding fume exposure can lead to a wide variety of negative health symptoms, which include, but are not limited to, harm or irritation to the lungs, heart, kidneys and nervous system. These health effects may be both short- and long term.

However, one of the most common health symptoms is Welding Fume Fever, also known as metal fume fever, brass founders’ ague, brass shakes, welding shivers, Monday morning fever, and/or the zinc shakes.

Metal fume fever is caused by inhaling certain metals during or after the process of welding, either as particulates or more commonly, fumes. Exposure of welding fumes typically form through the actual welding process, due to the heating of galvanized metals, alloys, and combustible compounds.

The signs of welding fume fever often relate to the flu, or resemble flu-like symptoms. Common ailments reported are having a fever, nausea, headaches (minor and severe), muscle aches, chest pain, and in some cases pneumonia (Flu-like symptoms normally disappear within 24 to 48 hours. Full recovery often requires one to three weeks). In the most severe cases of metal fume fever, patients reported a burning sensation in the body, lack of urine output, convulsive behaviour, high blood pressure, severe vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention or call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

Welding Fume Health Effects

Short-term health effects

  • Exposure to metal fumes may cause metal fume fever. Onset of symptoms may occur 4-12 hrs after exposure and include chills, thirst, fever, muscle ache, chest soreness, coughing, wheezing, fatigue, and nausea.
  • Welding smoke can irritate the eyes, nose, chest, and respiratory tract. It can cause coughing, wheezing, bronchitis, pulmonary edema, and pneumonitis. Gastrointestinal effects have also been known to occur.
  • Some components of welding fumes, such as cadmium, can be fatal in a short time. Additionally, some gases that are deadly at high levels, like nitrogen oxides and ozone, can form during welding. Phosgene is another deadly gas that has been known to form.

Long-term health effects

  • Welders face an increased risk of lung cancer, cancer of the larynx and urinary tract.
  • Chronic respiratory problems including bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, pneumoconiosis, decreased lung capacity, silicosis, and siderosis
  • Other problems related to welding include: heart disease, skin diseases, gastritis, gastrodduodenitis, kidney damage, and ulcers
  • Reproductive problems (delayed contraception and increased miscarriages) have also been discovered among welders, especially those working with stainless steel