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Safe Fume Extraction Solutions

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Safe Fume Extraction Solutions

Welding fumes are a complex mixture of dangerous metallic oxides, silicates and fluorides. Fumes are formed when a metal is heated above its boiling point and its vapours condense into very fine, particles (solid particulates).

Flexshield offers a complete fume extraction system solution to guard against these dangers.

Telescopic extraction arms are the preferred solutions as they capture the fumes and gases close to the source and move them from the operators breathing zone.

Flexshield’s concise range of local exhaust ventilation products include individual or central system extraction arms and extraction carts which are wheeled around the shop floor with the welding process.

Fume Extraction Solutions are used to:

  • Protect the welder and bystanders from harmful fumes

Safe Fume Extraction is vital in:

  • Manufactures
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Welding facilities
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Why you need a safe Fume Extraction Solution

Telescopic extraction arms are the preferred solutions as they capture the fumes and gases close to the source and move them from the operators breathing zone.

Flexshield’s concise range of local exhaust ventilation products include individual or central system extraction arms and extraction carts which are wheeled around the shop floor with the welding process.

Effects of Welding Fumes:

Short Term Effects:

  • Eye and skin irritation
  • Nausea and other gastrointestinal effects
  • Headache and muscle ache
  • Dizziness
  • Metal fume fever
  • Chills
  • Pulmonary oedema (fluid in the lungs)

Long Term Effects:

  • Increased risk of cancer in lung, larynx and urinary tract
  • Bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia
  • Emphysema, siderosis
  • Ulcers, kidney damage
  • Heart and skin disease
  • Damage to the central nervous system (Parkinson’s Disease etc)

Custom made Fume Extraction Systems

Flexshield welding fume extraction solutions are custom made to suit your exact requirements. Once a solution has been chosen Flexshield is able to quickly manufacture, supply and install.

Call us now on 1300 799 969 for free advice, samples and a customised proposal!

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