Frequent Questions

Why should I use a fume extractor instead of wearing a respirator?

The short answer is that a respirator protects the welder wearing it, but does nothing…

Why should I use a fume extractor instead of an ambient (overhead) air cleaner?

Ambient air cleaners are effective supplements to fume extractors, but should be avoided as a…

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How Many Ambient Air Cleaners Do I Need?

The Ace 74 Series Ambient Air Cleaner has been a popular product in the Ace assortment for years.  They are an effective tool for general shop air cleaning, and while they are not a direct replacement for a source capture…

Ace Filter Flammability Rating

The flammability rating of a welding fume extractor filter is a legitimate concern.  All welding and related high heat metal working processes expose filters to the potential for fire and/or smoldering.  Ace takes this fact seriously and has built two…

Which Fume Extractor Do I Need? Part 1

Fair question. The number of fume extractor brands, and the number of different types offered by those brands, can make choosing the right extractor a daunting task.  The real question, of course, being asked by a purchaser is “Given all…