Welding Fume Extraction

Auto Extract Systems Ltd is the UK’s leading welding fume extraction system company and is accustomed to dealing with welding fume extraction systems on a regular basis. Fume extraction is required during welding processes as a fume is produced as a by-product

Welding fumes generated are not to be inhaled by operators or discharged into the atmosphere without the correct level of filtration. Safety is a major concern in the industry today and everyone should strive to work in a safe and healthy manner. During industrial processes, such as welding, brazing, soldering and cutting/forming activities, a variety of different hazards can occur. Industrial processes give off dangerous substances, such as fumes and gases, which can be dangerous in the workplace, even though they are invisible to the naked eye. Having the appropriate safety equipment to correctly extract any contaminants produced will reduce an employee’s exposure to hazardous substances and will lower the risk of any short and long-term illnesses as a consequence of your business activities.

‘At-source’ welding fume extraction is the best way to eliminate dangerous fumes from the welding process, as it eliminates the problem before it gets a chance to be within the breathing zone of the operator and associated staff. There is an increased risk that welders could potentially get ill from breathing in fumes generated from welding processes. There has been a number of cases where welders have contracted asthma, whereas some welders have reported having gotten so ill that they have to stop welding all together and find a new career.

See below for the range of welding fume extraction products Auto Extract Systems Ltd have available that include welding fume extraction arms, bespoke canopies, duct mounted extraction grills, downdraught benches, collection booths and much more. To find out more about welding fume extraction and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation system for you and your business, head over to our blog.