The Need for Clean Air in the Work Place

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Did you know a welder breathes between 16 and 26 gallons of air an hour? The need for clean air in our work places is even more basic than clean water as on average we drink less than 3 oz. of water an hour. KEA has solutions for removing welding fumes and particles for the welders and everyone else exposed … Read More

Welding Shop Employee Turnover High?

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Did you know that not having adequate weld fume control can lead to high employee turnover at manufacturers who weld in their process? Poor weld fume extraction and filtration can lead employees to leave your company or the industry for the following reasons: Increased upper respiratory illnesses due to weld fume Lack of clear thought due to exposure to heightened … Read More

Respiratory Disease Alert of people exposed to weld fume

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Did you know that welders who are not using weld fume extraction/filtration are subject 2x the upper respiratory disease of people not exposed to weld fume? A study in the British Journal of Industrial Medicine studied welders and people who were not exposed to weld fume and found welders had 2x the amount of upper respiratory illness as those not … Read More

A welder produces around 35-70 kg of dangerous particles a year.

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Different welding methods give rise to different amounts of fumes containing various concentrations of hazardous substances. Among the high-risk elements are hexavalent chromium Cr (VI), manganese, nickel and lead. The particle size (0.01-1μm) affects how toxic the fumes are. The smaller the particles, the more dangerous they become because they are easier to breathe in deeply in the lungs. The … Read More