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Ventilation of smoke in a large Mfg. Building

Ventilation of smoke in a large Mfg. Building

Ventilation of smoke in a large Mfg. Building

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I am working on a ventilation of welding smoke project in a large manufacturing building. Parts are huge in a rollover fixture. I'm not sure there is a solution just improvements; put low level ventilation at the columns with appropriate exhaust; or suspend air cleaning unit(s) with flexable duct. I have looked to most site and manufacturers and found possibilities.
Has anyone encountered anything sililar?

RE: Ventilation of smoke in a large Mfg. Building

girardwt,

In order to better answer your question, you need to provide more details about the applications. For instance, the type of metal being welded, the work area, the size of the "shop", etc.

I am an engineer for a ventilation company that specializes in the source capture of fumes, contaminants and dusts. Depending on the welding applications, there are two options: (1) If the welders are stationary, I suggest having a fixed motor/blower enclosure at the wall with a mobile capture arm that will allow to cover the workspace. Since the fumes are captured at the source, we usually apply 600-1200 CFM. Now depending on the density of smoke and frequency of application, we would vary the motor strength and fan size. ditto for filters. (2) Mobile units are versatile for companies that have space and budget.

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