Welders are regularly exposed to harmful fumes and gases on the job that can end up being detrimental to their health and safety.
In order to mitigate potential health issues down the road, it is imperative that welders take the necessary steps to protect themselves while conducting day-to-day operations.
Factors that can affect the exposure and safety of welders include anything from the specific type of welding work being conducted, the workpiece composition (i.e. filler metals, base metals, coating, and contaminant types), and the types of ventilation, respiration, and air handling equipment that are available for use. In today’s blog, we’ll focus on the ventilation medium of welding filters used in air compressors and blowing equipment, as one way to ensure welder safety.
Certain types of welding work will necessitate the use of welding-type filters. Arc welding for instance, involves the use of an electric arc to heat and join different metals. One of the side effects to using an electric arc are airborne byproducts such as vapours and fumes. The presence of these byproducts necessitate the use of welding filters capable of effectively absorbing these harmful fumes, vapours, and other particles in the air while not compromising the operational efficiency of the air compressor, or blowing equipment the welder is using.
There are a wide range of welding-type filters available depending on your requirements and specificity of application. Canister type inlet filters are manufactured to protect equipment such as air compressors, centrifugal blowers, and rotary blowers from abrasion over time. Using equipment that relies on quality welding-type filters contribute to the many precautions welders must take to protect their health and safety while on the job. It is for this reason that welders use only the best in welding-type filters available.
Luckily, Dynamic Filtration offers a diverse range of quality filter products specially designed and manufactured for reciprocating compressors, centrifugal blowers, and rotary blowers. Our line of canister type inlet filters, and silencers are sure to meet the requirements of your unique welding needs. To learn more about our products, call us today! We’d be happy to assist you on your journey to find a welding filter solution for your application.