In 2019, the Cablel® Hellenic Cables Group – one of the largest cable producers in Europe – decided to install at Oinofuta workshop, welding fume extraction arms in order to:
- Improve workplace environment
- Protect your workers health
- Protect equipment and processes
- Reduce production disturbances and improve profit
Safe and efficient welding and cutting processes
Control of exposure to welding fumes can usually be achieved with the help of extraction and ventilation. The choice of technique depends on the circumstances. The aim is to capture the welding fumes as close to the source as possible. This protects not only the welder but also other workers.
The arms are connected to a vacuum filter system that removes contaminants from the extracted air.
2 x Nederman NexMD Extraction arms : Length 4 m
Electrostatic Air Cleaner : 2500m3/h
3ph Fan : 2600m3/h – 2300Pa
The extraction arms are flexible, easy to position and are not in the way during work. There is no impact on the welding process. Capture rate is excellent.
Wherever it is a viable solution, it has been proven that extraction at source is the most efficient method of capturing and removing welding and similar fumes. Using this method, the risk of the welder or operator being subject to hazardous fumes is minimized. Welding torches with integrated extraction allow the welder to work over big areas as well as inside constructions. It is also reduces heating and cooling costs by reducing the amount of heated / cooled air extracted from the premises.