In order to attract students colleges know that having a top of the line facility and equipment will help bring in and retain students. In this blog series we are highlighting some of the schools that currently or are in the process of putting in Clean Air WeldStation welding booths. For years, and still some today, schools have been using skeleton booths and fume arms to filter out the welding smoke, but this style filtration is no longer effective or attractive.
Now that you know what NESHAP is and how to tell if it impacts you, it’s time to see the exceptions to this regulation and how to tell if you are within compliance. Even though you may use the materials that would make you fall under Rule 6x, you might be either an exception to the rule or be within compliance and not have to make any changes to how you are currently cleaning the air in your facility. In the next section we will discuss who these exemptions are and how to test your ventilation to see if your fall within compliance.
ISO 50001 was created in June of 2011 by the International Organization for Standardization as an energy management system to help business of any size establish, implement, maintain, and improve their energy management system. The idea behind ISO 50001 is to establish a standard for organizations to create a system and processes to finding areas where energy use can be reduced. Not only will implementing this standard benefit environmental and climate protection, but also help companies realize untapped energy efficiency potential.
Many welding rods contain a high amount of manganese that helps strengthen the bond of the metals that are being joined. While the extra strength being created by manganese is great for a producing a quality product, the fumes and smoke that comes as a byproduct of the welding process is extremely hazardous to yourself, your workers, and/or your students. If proper filtration is not done, the gases can overpower the oxygen in the air making it difficult to breathe.
Many welding rods contain a high amount of manganese that helps strengthen the bond of the metals that are being joined. Although manganese is the most common other toxins that are release are: zinc, cadmium, mercury, lead, and carbon monoxide. Many of the symptoms associated with extended exposure to high level of exposure manganese include: tremors, shakes, loss of balance, slower response speed, trouble walking, slurred speech, extreme drowsiness, or night time leg cramps.
Health and safety issues are now being taken very seriously by a growing number of companies. Many large US manufacturers are planning ahead and adopting European exposure limits as a global standard for their entire company and are exceeding OSHA Standards. The exposure limits these companies are targeting range from .02 – 1 mg/m3 depending on company policy. Older mist collector technology simply cannot provide these higher requirements. The National Board of Occupational Safety and Health has therefore drawn up specific limit values for this.
LEAF stands for Low Energy Air Filtration and is an industry standard for greener products and work environments. Clean Air America works hard to provide environmentally friendly air filtration products, especially when they save on energy costs and feature low noise. With energy costs rising by 118% between 2006 and 2011, savings on these costs helps businesses, especially during the world recession.
Air quality within a manufacturing environment is critical to the health and well being of the company workforce.
Green” Technology Returns Cleaned Air to Production; Collects Oil for Re-Use; High Energy Cost Savings
August 1, 2011 – Atlanta, GAClean Air America, Inc., innovator in air filtration products that protect workers and the environment, announces a revolutionary new generation of industrial air cleaners, the Clean Air Zero Mist™. The Zero Mist™ separates oil and emulsion mist and fumes created by modern machine tools and returns cleaned air directly to the production area.
Various manufacturing operations, especially metal-cutting machining, a comprehensive term for turning, milling,