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Welding fume extraction arms are used in a wide range of trades and other industrial applications.You may see fume arms used by welders,chemists,carpenters,or even in factories.
Regardless of the system employed,capturing fumes at source is the only effective way to eliminate the health hazard,with extraction arms/snorkels being the most common product.Capture and control at source is the recommended approach whenever possible. Source capture involves the use of hoods to extract contaminants at or near the source of generation to protect workers and prevent contamination from migrating elsewhere in the facility.Source capture is the most efficient form of capture and requires the least amount of energy and initial investment to complete.Source capture can be done with welding fume extraction arm/snorkel
A typical workplace could be:
Schools, including technology,welding,automotive,etc.
Maintenance work area.
Powder pouring applications.
The welding fume extraction arm/flue can be wall,column,I-beam or bench mounted.Any position will require a solid structure,or possibly supplementary support to support the arm's counterweight.In addition,they can be mounted on booms,rails or filter boxes.Fans can be mounted directly on top of the Arms for single use applications,or they can be connected to the central ductwork and then filtered through a dust/smoke collector or exhausted to the outside.Welding fume extraction arms/flues vary in diameter from 3" to 8" (350 cfm to 1000 cfm) depending on air volume.Arms range in length from 5 feet to 14 feet and feature high efficiency range hoods.They are designed to move smoothly and easily into position to extract contaminated air from the worker's breathing zone.They are durable and require little maintenance.The extraction arm/snorkel is self-supporting,has smooth,low-friction control,and requires the least maintenance of any arm on the market today.
The benefits of welding fume extraction arms/snorkels include:
Arms are flexible and easy to position in all directions.
Designed for wall or table mounting.
Allows rotation of 180 degrees or more.
Equipped with an internal damper near the hood.
The hood can be tilted in all directions.
Smooth tube or hose housing.
Does not obstruct equipment from changing tools or removing parts.
For longer distance applications and where overhead cranes may limit piping system installation,a swing arm is supplied with the jib. These swing arms will extend from 18 feet to 35 feet in length.With very little force,the operator can swing the entire unit from left to right.For long-distance applications,the rails are equipped with arms attached to the trolley.These rail-mounted systems are joined together with splice kits and are available in endless lengths.Again,the operator can move the arm with very little force.
Why use a range hood?
Smoke evacuators must meet the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) set by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Compliance with the PEL is required by law,and if an OSHA raid finds that the PEL is not being followed, the organization may receive a subpoena with a deadline to fix the problem or be fined.If OSHA conducts an inspection for a workplace accident,there will be immediate fines for violations.More than just complying with the law,smoke extractors can help organizations avoid legal problems, improve employee health and safety,and boost employee morale.Costly legal action resulting from exposure to chemicals can bankrupt or cause significant damage to a company.Employers should care about the health and safety of their employees in order to maintain a productive workforce.Employee satisfaction and morale will improve knowing that their employer cares about their safety and health.