Can I avoid using a filtration extractor and instead collect my fumes through a wall mounted arm and blower that exhausts the fumes outdoors?
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.
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
If I were to exhaust welding fumes outdoors through an Ace wall mounted arm and blower, can I retrofit the components to a filtration system should this method become prohibited?
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.