Welding process involves the coalescence of two (or more) parts by the application of heat and/or pressure. Welding provides a permanent join and is considered the most economical way join the components, however, it also has certain limitations and potential drawbacks.
Exposure Risks for Metal Welding Process
Welding process produces tremendous amount of fumes and dust. The composition of these fumes varies depending upon the type of material being welded and the welding method but can include a range of toxic gases including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrous oxide. According to the latest research, exposure to the welding fumes can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.
It has been proven that the most effective and efficient way to extract the welding fumes is to install a fume extraction source. The risk of the worker being subject to hazardous fumes is minimized using this way.
Solutions for Laser Welding Dust
Due to the diversity and flexibility of the welding processes, Villo’s VH-T and VJF series industrial fume and dust extractors can be used according to the type of welding process. VH-B series fume extractor can be employed for arc welding, gas shielded arc welding; argon arc welding, etc.
In case of explosive dust (aluminum powder, magnesium powder, etc.), VJFB series explosion-proof dust collector is an efficient solution. Refer to the dust collector for battery manufacturing application to find more information about laser welding fume extraction.
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