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Welding and Grinding Extraction Systems for Industrial Fabrication

Posted on April 22nd, 2020 | Categories Blogs

There are many situations within the workplace that might require the presence of bespoke extraction systems. This is normally the result of hazardous fumes that may be released when performing certain tasks. Two examples include welding and grinding. It should likewise be mentioned that some fumes (such as those produced by welding) have recently been identified as carcinogens. We can therefore appreciate why the presence of effective extraction techniques is critical in order to ensure workplace safety. What are some of the reasons why countless businesses choose to work in conjunction with AirBench and what hazards can be addressed with these methods?

Welding Extraction Systems at a Glance

Welding is a common occurrence within the fabrication and electronics sector. Some of the gases produced by this process (particularly byproducts of flux) can cause serious health issues including chronic bronchitis, allergic hypersensitivity and even certain forms of cancer. This is why the presence of welding extraction systems within a closed environment is crucial in order to mitigate the presence of these fumes before damage can be done.

It should also be mentioned that targeted extraction techniques will allow employees to work faster, as they will no longer be required to manually adjust issues such as location and power output. Thus, it is clear to see why systems such as the AirBench FPW are preferred over the most generic options currently on the market.

Grinding Extraction Solutions

It is a foregone conclusion that mechanical grinding can produce sparks, dust and similar particulate matter. Some of these airborne materials may remain suspended in the air for considerable amounts of time, so the proper grinding extraction solutions need to be leveraged by management.

The units supplied by AirBench have been specifically engineered to tackle these issues while simultaneously accounting for ancillary hazards such as smoke and sparks. This is critical in order to maintain the integrity and efficacy of the filtration systems. Also, a buildup of dust due to grinding can lead to workplace contamination and it may even affect end-product quality control. Thankfully, units such as the AirBench FN and the AirBench FP can address the situations mentioned above; resulting in a safer and more efficient work environment.

A Host of Filtration Options

As these extraction systems may sometimes be present within harsh environments, AirBench has developed a proprietary line of filters:

K: Designed for large sparks and dust.

D: Intended to address smoke and sparks.

P: Removes smoke, fumes and sparks resulting from welding.


All of these filters are built to last and they can help to ensure that workplace safety is never compromised. This is why it is a good idea to examine your options in greater detail. Furthermore, a representative from AirBench will always be pleased to provide advice if you are curious to learn more about which system may be the most appropriate for your in-house requirements. We look forward to hearing from you, so please do not hesitate to contact us directly.