Weld Fume Management

Welding Fume Management

To stay in compliance with regulations from agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), weld fumes must be managed. OSHA enforces exposure limits for each individual metal, metal oxides or gases found in the weld plume, such as hexavalent chromium and manganese.

To help employers comply with the environmental regulations, a Hierarchy of Controls is provided. This also helps companies drive improvement opportunities. Before companies implement controls, it is recommended to conduct air sampling to understand the types and levels of contaminants in the welding environment.

Using the Hierarchy of Controls, OSHA recommends minimizing weld fume exposure through these steps:

  1. Elimination or Substitution, such as changing the shielding gas
  2. Engineering Controls, such as fume extraction equipment
  3. Administrative Controls, such as proper body positioning
  4. Perso...

Returning to FABTECH

FABTECH Conference Chicago

IAP Air Products is proud to announce that we will be returning to FABTECH, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from November 11 through November 14, 2019.

We will be showcasing our Fume Arms and Mobile Weld Fume Collectors. Our Sales Staff can give you a demonstration and provide product literature.

Our WFE-11, Mobile Filter Unit will be with us…..

  • Applications:

    WFE-11 Mobile Filter Unit
    • Welding Fume Collection
    • Grinding Dust Collection
    • Dry Dust Collection
    • Fume Collection
  • Features:

    • Nominal Air Flow 1100 cfm
    • 3 Stage Filtration
    • Manual air pulse jet cartridge cleaning system
    • Dust Drawer
    • Filter Gauge
    • Casters with b...

Reduce Your Heating Costs


Industrial Air Purification Inc., designs and installs MacroAir HLVS Fans. We recently installed (6) 24' diameter fans at the University of Tennessee Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. These improve cooling in the summer and reduce heating costs in the winter by pushing destrastifed heat from the ceiling downward. You can see our crew installing these in the picture above.

During colder months of the year, running a fan at low-speed in a clockwise rotation will break up pockets of warm air near the ceiling of a warehouse or manufacturing center and bring the heat down to the occupied space.

How HVLS fans’ airflow patterns change by season

Despite what many think, an HVLS fan (or a regular ceiling fan, for that matter) does not actually lower the temperature of a room; it creates airflow that cools down the building’s occupants by speeding up the natural human cooling process, which involves the evaporation of ...