Welding Fume Testing

Welding Fume Testing

Exposure to high levels of welding fumes have been associated with cancer, lung disease, central nervous system impairment and reproductive system damage in men. A number of highly toxic metal fumes produced during welding, burning, cutting, grinding and buffing include:

  • ChromiumVI
  • Nickel
  • Arsenic
  • Manganese
  • Lead
  • Beryllium

We can perform welding fume exposure monitoring and advise on methods of protection, including respiratory protection and engineering controls. A ventilation system is the most common type of engineering control used for welding. We can measure and advise on the effectiveness of the ventilation system.

Typical ventilation types include:

  • Local exhaust ventilation
  • Dilution ventilation
  • Wire feed gun source capture

Contact us now for a welding assessment