There are currently no “blanket” regulations prohibiting the placement of used filters into standard trash receptacles. Local authorities, however, may place certain restrictions on this procedure, so we advise checking with applicable agencies to ensure conformance with regulations
Yes you can. Local authorities, however, may place certain restrictions on this practice, so we advise checking with applicable agencies to ensure conformance with the law.
Welding fume extraction hoods should be placed close enough to the welding arc to be effective, yet not so close as to distrub shielding gases or obstruct the welders line of vision. We call the optimal distance from the arc the sweet spot, and the sweet spot is determined by placing the edge of the … Read more
Used filters can be easily removed from Ace extractors. We recommend the operator wearing gloves and protective eyewear, placing the removed filters into a trashbag, sealing the bag, and placing the bag in a trash receptacle.
There are several factors that determine the best extractor to use, including location, usage, materials, and quantity of smoke/fume produced. In general, however, the rule of thumb is this: Portable extractors are the best choice for jobsite work, maintenance welding, and production benchwork. Mobile extractors and downdraft tables are best suited for continuous production welding … Read more
Ace makes a wide variety of filters available that work in combination to provide the best possible filtration for your work application. Generally speaking, 95% main filters and standard pre-filters provide effective filtration for the vast majority of welding operations. HEPA main filters can be used in place of a 95% filter to provide additional … Read more
There is no clear answer to this question as too many factors can influence the life of filters, including, but not limited to, welding process, type of materials, condition of materials, run times, position of extraction hood relative to the arc, welder skill level, ambient air movement, humidity, and more. Filter status indicators are included … Read more
Yes, the Ace stationary system is designed to accommodate such a change in regulations, so you can purchase and install Ace wall mounted arms and blowers with the assurance that you can convert to a filtration system without dismantling your current system. Ask your Ace dealer for more information.
Filters are rated on their efficiency to stop and trap particulate of a particular size. Most filters used in Ace extractors base their efficiency rating on stopping particulate of 5 microns or greater. A micron is 1/25,400th of an inch in diameter, and most carbon steel welding particulate is approximately 5% microns in size. So … Read more
Ambient air cleaners are effective supplements to fume extractors, but should be avoided as a primary tool for fume control. Because of the nature of how ambient air cleaners work, fumes must first pass by a welder’s breathing zone before drifting into the capture zone of the ambient unit. As such, the welder is exposed … Read more