The FumeKiller® on multiple occasions was able to prove its worth with the effective capture and control of fumes generated from industrial processes. One of the most common processes which has employed the FumeKiller® is in welding. In this post, we look into a project where the FumeKiller® was successfully implemented as a welding fume extractor.
The Challenge: Control of Welding Fumes generated during manufacture and assembly of commercial vehicles.
The customer was an established company in the automotive sector and was faced with a very tricky problem – During the welding process conducted on commercial vehicles like trucks, fumes were generated from multiple points. The fumes were being generated from different points based on where the welding was being done and it was impractical and expensive to create a large extraction hood / station that would be capable of effectively capturing the generated fumes. The customer therefore needed a novel and custom designed solution to ensure successful extraction of the generated welding fumes.
Due to the tricky nature of the problem, our team had to approach the issue with a creative mindset to ensure a viable solution for the same. After careful investigation and study of the workspace(s), we decided that the best solution to the issue would be to use a portable welding fume extractor equipped with a Flexible Extractor Arm and based on our study of the process, it was decided that the FumeKiller® model FK3600VEM would be used for the extraction of welding fumes. Some of the benefits of this solution include:
- Portable FumeKiller® Unit: The FumeKiller® model FK3600VEM is a vertically oriented variation of the standard model. The unit itself is mounted on wheels and can be moved to different location depending on where the welding process is taking place.
- Flexible Extractor Arm: Although not a part of our standard line of products, the Flexible Extractor Arm is one that is used specifically in situation like what the client was facing. The arm along with the portable fume extractor, allowed for adjustment of the extraction hood close to the welding point. This therefore, would ensure effective and efficient extraction of the generated welding fumesdirectly from the source, without spreading to the rest of the shopfloor.
Results and Impact:
The implementation of the FumeKiller® was a success which allowed for multiple benefits to our client:
Improvement in Air Quality: Since the fumes that were generated from the process were being extracted directly from the source, the remainder of the shopfloor remained pollution free. The direct result of this was a safer and healthier work environment for the staff.
Operational Efficiency: The FumeKiller® model FK3600VEM is a single portable fume extractor unit that allowed for a mobile extraction system that could be deployed to any location, as and when required. This negated the requirement of a bulky and expensive fume extraction station which may not have provided the same efficiency of extraction. The solution was therefore not only efficient but allowed the customer to benefit from significant cost savings as well.
Regulatory Compliance: The successful implementation of the FumeKiller® as a welding fume extractor resulted in the customer meeting the required air quality standards within the shopfloor.
The success of the project is a clear example of how we use a unique approach to every single client and provide custom built solution for each requirement. We are committed to providing every customer with the most effective, efficient, and economical solution for their air pollution control needs. With our portable fume extraction system, we were able to address the welding fume issues faced by our customer and help to enhance the air quality and thereby worker safety within the shopfloor. The transformative impact of the FumeKiller® in this project clearly demonstrated its potential to create cleaner and safer workspaces. If you are facing a challenging issue to do with air pollution control, get in touch with us today and we will work with you to find the best possible solution.
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