Welding and Metal Fabrication

Metal fabrication processes involve a variety of automated and manual processes involving tools at each step of the process—cutting, bending, and assembling. Metal operations emit pollutants that include hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and particle pollution (dust), specifically oil mist, dust, and fumes containing manganese, lead, hexavalent chromium, and other toxic elements.

A lack of proper ventilation can negatively affect your shop’s employees, their families, and customers. Whether your shop is mostly-automated or mostly-manual, the quality of air your employees breath in is crucial. Due to the possible health threats, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors metalworking plants and, as the agency does with other industrial workplaces, regulates the quality of indoor air.

Metalworking Industry

A man welding a piece of metal using an industrial air cleaner.

Metal fabrication involves any part of the metal-making process, including cutting, machining, punching, folding, stamping, welding, and shearing. Sheet metal, structural metal, and steel fabrication are also popular services in which some shops specialize. Below are just a few of the jobs possible in a metal fabrication shop.

  • Laser operator
  • Fabricator
  • Sheet or Steel Metal Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Steel or Metal Fabricator
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Welder

Manufacturers have a variety of good reasons to exceed minimum air-quality standards, but one of the biggest reasons is to provide the safest and healthiest workplace possible to protect employees. Focus on workplace health and safety has increased over recent decades so keep your workplace safe with Industrial Maid.

Industrial air cleaners from Industrial Maid help improve air quality throughout the entire building. Metal fabrication employees often work within breathing vicinity of welding or soldering, making it crucial that you control and improve the air quality of your workshop for employees in close proximity and throughout the entire shop .

  • Keep everyone (and everything) inside the building safe
  • Minimize preventable costs from poor air quality
  • Eliminate harmful toxins, chemicals, and debris from your shop
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Commercial air cleaners provide an energy-efficient solution for fume, smoke and dust extraction in your metal fabrication shop.

  • Reduce energy costs in your shop
  • Meet regulatory standards for indoor air quality
  • Increase job safety and satisfaction
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Manufacturers of metal products keep their mills, drills, and other metal-forming machines in good condition with the use of oil mist collectors. Protect your employees and equipment investment by removing oil mist particles from your metal fabrication shop.

  • Reduce the adverse effects of exposure to metalworking fluids and mist
  • Stay in compliance with local, state, and federal indoor air quality standards
  • Minimize accidents and maximize worker effectiveness
See Industrial Maid Oil Mist Collectors

Portable fume collectors let you minimize the exposure of harmful chemicals to everyone in your shop. Designed for oily welding smoke & fumes, grinding dust, oil mist, vapors and other nuisance dusts to improve air quality across the board.

  • Flexible, spark-resistant extraction arm
  • Highly-effective fume collection with no installation required
  • Simple, cost-effective units
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Metal Fabrication Company Desires Clean Environment

Hear how Industrial Maid empowered MetalQuest to achieve clean air and a healthy environment through its Industrial Air Filtration Ambient T-Series.

A metal fabrication company, located in southeast Nebraska built a new 41,250 square foot fabrication facility. Looking to keep their employees safe, they sought solutions to minimize the pollutants in the welding area and from laser cutting tables.  Industrial Maid provided a variety of the solutions they needed, including Industrial Air Cleaner Ambient T-Series. See the full story, using the link below.

Learn More About the Ambient T-Series Industrial Air Cleaners

We specialize in general plant air filtration, welding shop filtration systems, automatic and robotic welding cell filtration, and oil mist and particle control for any industry. Whether you challenge stems from welding fumes and smoke; laser and cutting fumes and smoke; grinding and deburring dust; dry dust; powders; machine processes; mist removal; sanding and finishing; vehicle exhaust or dust collection ? We’ve got you covered.