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Welding Smoke Extraction

Field Profiles

1. Welding Application - Equipment Repair Shop

Application: Welding/Maintenance facility performed year round fabrication/repair tasks on heavy construction and road maintenance equipment. Project involved system upgrade to new, self-cleaning cartridge filter system with source capture fume extraction arms that replaced manual clean, ambient bag filter system. Upgraded system combines source capture plan with fume extraction arms and vertical flow ambient smoke control with ceiling located air intakes and low, sidewall clean air discharge. This combined plan provides source capture for continuous, heavy smoke production locations and constant vertical air movement for difficult to access source capture locations.

Filtration Equipment: Two Donaldson/Torit Downflo Oval Model DFO 2-8 Continuous Duty Pulse Jet Type Cartridge Filter Dust Collectors, each with TBI-10 Blowers Four AirFlow Systems Model 7E10 Self-supported fume extraction arms with pivoting booms. Easy Duct Clamping duct material.

Special Equipment: Donaldson/Torit Delta P Filter Cleaning Control

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke from solid and cored wire use, grinding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: Each system = 4200 cfm @ 10” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy

Filter Velocity: 3 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit ULTRA-WEB FR (Flame Retardant)

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2. Welding Smoke Application—Stainless Steel / Portable Filtration

Application: Stainless steel fabricator required source weld fume ventilation for particulates and hexavalent chrome. Portable equipment allowed for ease of system movement throughout the job shop along with source capture of particulate.

Filtration Equipment: Five Airflow Systems PCH-2 Portable Cartridge Filter Air Cleaners

Special Equipment: Units provided with 14’ L Self-Supported Fume Extraction Arms

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke

CFM/Static Pressure: Each unit = 850 cfm

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate—One-shift operation

Filter Velocity: 3 fpm

Filter Type: Cartridge Filter

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3. Welding Smoke Capture—Fab Shop

Application: Pipe fabrication shop generated heavy amounts of welding smoke and grinding dust from fabrication of piping fittings. Large weldments required several different lengths of fume arms reach to cover entire shop area. Portable unit was moved to shop areas not covered by arms. Operator breathing zones were isolated and protected.

Filtration Equipment: Two AirFlow Systems Model 7E10 Self-Supported 10 ft. Long 7" Diameter Fume Extraction Arms and Blower Model BM-12, 3 hp; One Airflow Systems Model PC Portable Cartridge Filter Air Cleaner with 7E10 Fume Extraction Arm

Special Equipment: One Fume Arm used Model 14T 14 ft. Long Boom to extend arm reach to 25 ft.

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke/grinding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: Fume arms each = 1000 cfm @ 2.5" s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy, due to several welders operating simultaneously

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: Portable AirFlow Systems PC unit used Flame Retardant Cartridge Filter

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4. Welding Smoke Capture—Manufacturing Application

Application: Manufacturer fabricates various sized components that required source capture over an approximate 20’ radius on several welding positions. Welding wire included solid wire and flux cored types. New system replaced manual clean ambient electrostatic air cleaners with self-cleaning pulse-jet type cartridge filters. Fume extraction arms with pivoting booms allow for easy placement of hood and provided isolation of operator breathing zones. Self-cleaning cartridge filter air cleaning equipment reduced overall system maintenance costs.

Filtration Equipment: Two Donaldson/Torit Model T-2000 Continuous Duty, Cartridge Filter, Source Capture Filtration Units; Four AirFlow Systems Model 7E10 Externally Supported Fume Extraction Arms with Pivoting Boom Arm for 20’ Horizontal Reach

Special Equipment: Donaldson/Torit T-2000 Filter Units fitted with Dwyer Photohelic Filter Cleaning Control

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke from solid and flux cored wires and grinding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: Each system = 2000 cfm @ 6” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy—One to two shift operation

Filter Velocity: 2 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit ULTRA-WEB FR (Flame Retardant)

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5. Welding Smoke Collection—Mining Repair Shop

Application: Mining repair shop performed welding and fabrication throughout large shop area on work tables and equipment. Ambient filtration handled main area, extractor arms provide source capture.

Filtration Equipment: Four AirFlow Systems F-240 Filter Type, Manual-Clean, Self-Contained Air Cleaners, Four AirFlow Systems 7A014 E-Z Flow arms with Support Booms

Special Equipment: Automatic Roll Filters on F240 Air Cleaner Inlet; 14 ft. Pivoting Booms for Extractor Arms

Location: Wyoming

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding fumes, grinding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: Four F-240 units each = 24000 cfm ambient flow; four arms each = 3600 cfm

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: 95% Efficient, Replaceable Filter for Ambient Air Cleaners

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6. Welding Smoke Collection—Shaft and Motor Repair

Application: Welding smoke generated from repair of various shaft and motor components. Tight physical requirements limited equipment selection. Use of compact, high efficiency SDF Series collector fit into space and provided adequate airflow. Source capture fume extraction arms captured smoke at operator breathing zone.

Filtration Equipment: One Donaldson/Torit Model SDF-6 Continuous Duty Cartridge Filter Dust Collector with 5 hp 230/460v 3 Phase Blower and Pullout Dust Drawer. One Torit Model 14’ x 7” Diameter Self Supported Fume Extraction Arm; Easy Duct Clamping Ductwork

Special Equipment: N/A

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke, grinding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: 1100 cfm @ 5” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Light to Moderate

Filter Velocity: 2 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson / Torit Ultra-Web, Flame-Retardant Type Cartridge Filters

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7. Welding Smoke Extraction—Training School

Application: Vocational Training School required source capture fume removal from 30 welding/cutting booths. Positioner arm movement isolated operator breathing zones.

Filtration Equipment: Thirty Airflow Systems Model 6P03 Positioner Fume Extraction Arms; exhaust air provided by Roof-Mounted Fans

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke, aceteleyne torch fumes

CFM/Static Pressure: 6P03 fume extraction arms each = 600 cfm @ 2.5" s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy

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8. Welding Smoke / Grinding Dust Removal

Application: Road Construction/Company repair shop required removal of airborne weld smoke and grinding dust generated from repair/fabrication of construction equipment and machinery. 4-stratgeically positions fume exhaust arms provided shop coverage, contained smoke at the source of generation and protected operator breathing zones. Air was exhausted outdoors.

Filtration Equipment: Two Plymovent Model TEV-559-60 BI Blowers, 5 hp each; Four Donaldson/Torit Flex-trunk Fume Extraction Arms with Pivoting Booms

Special Equipment: Clamping Ductwork; Vertical Discharge Blower Outlet Stack Head

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke, grinding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: Each system = 2000 cfm @ 6” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy—Up to 4 welders operating simultaneously

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9. Welding Smoke Removal—Extraction Arms

Application: Source extraction of nine welding positions ducted to roof-mounted blowers. Arms reach to 30 ft. with pivoting booms.

Filtration Equipment: Nine Plymovent FM-3540 6" Diameter 25 ft. Long Extractor Arms with Booms

Special Equipment: Two Bayley 5 hp EX291 Industrial Exhausters

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Welding smoke—flux-cored wire feed and stick

CFM/Static Pressure: Each arm = 650 cfm @ 5" s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: N/A

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