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Document ID (ISN)35504
CIS number 81-810
ISBN(s) 0-87171-174-5
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Speight F.Y., Campbell H.C.
Title Fumes and gases in the welding environment.
Bibliographic information American Welding Society, 2501 N.W. 7th Street, Miami, Fl. 33125, USA, 1979. 232p. Illus. 80 ref.
Abstract This report summarises 5 studies and several literature surveys conducted to evaluate the extent to which ventilation may control the exposure of the welder to harmful fumes and gases and to investigate the nature of the various fumes and gases generated in arc welding, in brazing with silver-based filler metals, in thermal spraying and in oxyfuel gas cutting. Tables show what fumes and gases are generated by 14 types of covered electrodes for shielded metal arc welding, 7 electrodes for flux cored arc welding, 11 gas metal arc solid electrodes, 2 BAg-class brazing filler metals, and 3 thicknesses of carbon steel plate severed by oxyacetylene and oxymethane cutting under various conditions. The data can be used to determine the blower capacity and exhaust flow rates needed for ventilation.
Descriptors (primary) welding fumes; welding and cutting; mechanical ventilation
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; gas cutting; ventilation design; metallizing; soldering and brazing; manual arc welding
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Welding and cutting