Early welding was dirty work. Welders of the past were exposed to flying sparks, harmful fumes, and high temperatures with very little protective gear. From when welding processes were first used in the Middle Ages to the modern, innovative welding helmets of today, personal protective equipment for welding safety has come a long way.
Welding is the most common method of joining metals in industry today. When welded, two pieces of similar metals are fused (melted) together. Once completed, the welded joint is as strong or stronger than the pieces from which the joint is formed.
Synonyms vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes. Physical Description: Fumes generated by the process of joining or cutting pieces of metal by heat, pressure, or both. Properties vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes.
Respirator upgrade helps provide protection to workers exposed to altitudes of up to 10,000 feet
March 27, 2014
3M has announced the launch of a revolutionary high-altitude upgrade to its popular Adflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) system. The 3M Adflo Turbo Assembly with High-Altitude Upgrade provides continuous filtered air to welders working at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet.