Fume and Dust Extraction Systems

FumeXtractors is backed by over 30 years of experience in improving the health and safety of machine operators and working environments facing the hazards of combustible and non-combustible dust and fumes that are produced by welding and various metal fabrication processes.

Our selection of fume and dust extraction systems are designed to remove dangerous particulate at or directly above the source to guarantee that operators remain safe and all required regulatory guidelines are met. To learn more about our product line, contact us by calling (866) 651-9762 or request a quote.

Health & Safety Resources

OSHA Regulations

API RP 54 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q 29 CFR 1926 Subpart J
API RP 54 Section 20

§ 1910.252 General Requirements
§ 1910.253 Oxygen Fuel Gas Welding & Cutting
§ 1910.254 Arc Welding and Cutting
§ 1910.255 Resistance Welding

§ 1926.350 Gas welding and cutting
§ 1926.351 Arc Welding & Cutting
§ 1926.352 Fire Prevention
§ 1926.353 Ventilation and Protection in Welding, Cutting, and Heating
§ 1926.354 Welding, Cutting, and Heating in Way of Preservative Coatings

Grinding and Deburring

29 CFR 1910 Subpart O - Machinery and Machine Guarding

§ 1910.212 General Requirements for All Machines
§ 1910.213 Woodworking Machinery Requirements
§ 1910.215 Abrasive Wheel Machinery

§ 1910.216 Mills and Calenders in The Rubber and Plastics industries
§ 1910.217 Mechanical Power Presses
§ 1910.218 Forging Machines
§ 1910.219 Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus

Laser and Plasma Cutting

29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z

§ 1910.1000 Air Contaminants
§ 1910.1026 Chromium (VI)
§ 1926.353 Ventilation and Protection in Welding, Cutting, and Heating
OSHA Exposure Limits and Health Effects of Manganese Fume (as Mn)

AWS Welding Safety & Health Facts

Fumes and Gases
Chromium and Nickel in Welding Fumes
Fire and Explosion Prevention
Hot Work in Confined Spaces
Laser Welding and Cutting Safety
Resistance Spot Welding
Cadmium Exposure from Welding and Allied Processes
Metal Fume Fever
Coated Steels: Welding and Cutting Safety Concerns
Welding Safety in Education and Schools
Ventilation for Welding and Cutting
Combustible Dust Hazards in the Welding and Cutting Environment

Metal Fabrication Health Risks

Anytime metals are welded, grinded, deburred, laser cut, or plasma cut, dangerous dust, fumes, gases, smoke (or a combination of these) are emitted, creating serious health and safety risks for machine operators.

The type and size of particulate, as well as, the severity of contamination exposure will vary based on what metal and process is being used.

For example, fumes can consist of:

  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • lead
  • manganese
  • molybdenum
  • nickel
  • silver
  • tin
  • titanium
  • vanadium
  • zinc
  • While gases may be made up of,

  • Argon
  • Helium
  • Nitrogen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Nitric oxide
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Ozone
  • Phosgene
  • Hydrogen
  • Fluoride
  • Depending on the application, welding, grinding, deburring, and laser and plasma cutting can all result in different health effects.
    The efficiency of your current extraction system and how long operators are exposed to hazardous dust, smoke, or fumes will determine the seriousness of injuries.

    Listed below are health risks related to metal fabrication processes:

  • Nervous system damage
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Mild respiratory irritation
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Excess fluids in the lungs
  • Eyes, nose, skin, and throat irritation
  • Respiratory system damage
  • Lead poisoning
  • Pneumoconiosis/Dusty Lung
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver, Kidney, and brain damage

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