CASE STUDY: centralized vacuum system for welding fumes
In a metalworking environment where welding torches are used, the production of welding fumes represents a significant risk. These fumes contain harmful substances and heavy metals that, if inhaled, can lead to respiratory issues and other health problems.
Implementing a centralized welding fume extraction system is crucial to safeguard the well-being of workers. These systems effectively capture and remove hazardous fumes from different sources simultaneously.
Benefits of keeping a metalworking industry free from welding fumes
By investing in welding fume extractors, companies comply with safety regulations and demonstrate a commitment to provide a safe and secure working environment for their employees.
A welding fumes extractor system:
- Enhances worker safety;
- Allows industries to comply with regulations;
- Improves air quality.
Central Vacuum System for Welding Fumes: our Case Study
Our customer, a metalworking industry located in Italy, needed to establish a system capable of collecting welding fumes from multiple welding stations simultaneously, using a single extraction unit. He opted for a centralized vacuum system to ensure excellent air quality within the welding area.
- 2 pipelines, one for each side of the area, for a total of over 300 meters of piping.
- Each pipeline features various suction inlets, 7 in total, in order to easily reach every welding station and cover all the surface of the working area
- Up to 3 suction points can be used simultaneously for a direct extraction from magnetic hoods or from welding torches.
- Thanks to an integrated cleaning system within the pipes, the vacuum cleaner performs an automatic cleaning cycle at the end of each operation by opening strategically positioned shutters.
- A 4.0 control panel is also included, enabling the transmission of the system’s operating data to the company’s ERP for subsequent analysis.
Vacuum unit – PUMA FIX 10
The chosen central vacuum unit for welding fumes extraction in this working area is the Depureco PUMA FIX 10. This unit offers exceptional features:
- Powerful 7,5 kW side channel blower
- Included relief valve, to avoid potentially dangerous overpressures
- 4 large surface (120.000 cm2) cylindrical cartridges, classified as M Class.
- SP automatic filter cleaning system
- 175 liters collection bin with a metal handle and 4 pivoting wheels
- Tangential inlet