Monday, August 19, 2019

Remove The Fume | Powered by Plymovent: High Efficiency Filter required for welding with stainless steel

Protect your workforce from Hexavalent Chrome

Choose the correct fume extraction equipment for welding and fabricating with stainless steel. This can protect you from the dangers and health impacts of hexavalent chromium which is primarily related to welding with stainless steel.

We recommend the MFS (SELF-CLEANING FILTER) be ordered with a high efficiency MERV 16 rated unit for use when welding with stainless steel. The MFS is designed to meet more stringent local air filtration quality standards suitable for welding with stainless steel.

WHAT IS HEXAVALENT CHROME?

Chromium 6 Cr(VI) is a hazardous form of chromium produced during welding or grinding of stainless steel. Oxidized metal produces fume with hazardous hexavalent chromium. It can be inhaled or swallowed, it can also be penetrated by the skin and is proven to cause diseases.

RISKS OF METAL COATINGS AND HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM

Metal coatings make the composition of welding fume more dangerous. Whether welding indoor or outdoors, it is important to use the correct weld fume extraction equipment to capture the fume before it enters the breathing zone. A recent news release from our Plymovent head office talks of the dangers of hexavalent chromium highlighting health risks much greater than previously thought.

Ingredients in coatings expose the welder to a variety of compositions and health risks which can lead to physical complaints and serious diseases. Hexavalent chromium in welding fumes is not only found in paints and coatings, but also in types of welding fumes that involve welding with chromium metal. Chromium metal is used in many steel alloys to harden the material to make it more resistant to corrosion.

THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM IN WELDING FUMES INCLUDE TARGETING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, LIVER, KIDNEYS, SKIN, NOSE AND EYES. IT IS ALSO KNOWN TO BE A CAUSE OF CANCER AND COPD¹.

We recommend the MFS (SELF-CLEANING FILTER) be ordered with a high efficiency MERV 16 rated unit for use when welding with stainless steel. The MFS is designed to meet more stringent local air filtration quality standards suitable for welding with stainless steel.

IMPROVE THE WORKING CONDITIONS OF WELDERS AND PROTECT THEIR HEALTH.

Know your fume facts. Read our blog to learn more: https://removethefume.com/high-efficiency-filter-for-welding-stainless-steel/

 

For more information, please contact info@removethefume.com

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