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The Importance of Backdraft-based Welding Booths

November 2, 2016

weldingfumes_smallerMany 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 released include zinc, cadmium, mercury, lead, and carbon monoxide.  Many of the symptoms associated with extended exposure to high-levels of manganese include: tremors, shakes, loss of balance, slower response speed, trouble walking, slurred speech, extreme drowsiness, and night-time leg cramps.

Welding booths that utilize a true back-draft based air filtration system pull the welding smoke back and away from the welder, instead of upwards.  This helps prevent the ability of the smoke to get under the welder’s hood and into their breathing area.  The Clean Air WeldStation™ (including the LEAF configuration) welding booths utilize this true back-draft air filtration system.  With the LEAF configuration, you get the benefit of the back-draft filtration in a ductless welding booth, so no duct work is needed.

102_1060The Clean Air WeldStation™ LEAF (Low Energy Air Filtration) is the ideal solution for a Welding Training Facility wanting to improve working conditions for the staff as well as the students. The WeldStation™ LEAF Welding Booths are offered in a number of models including Single and Dual configurations. Simply put the WeldStation™ LEAF is the benchmark for how modern Welding Training Facilities want their lab to look.  The WeldStation™ welding booths meet LEAF (Low Energy Air Filtration) standards and reflect “Green” features that save energy up to 80% using the Smart Start (automatic start stop), VFD (variable frequency drive), LED lights, high efficiency blowers and premium efficiency motors.

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