Avoiding Hazardous Fumes When Fabricating Structural Steel

Avoiding Hazardous Fumes When Fabricating SteelIn the earliest days of industrialization, there was not much awareness of the detrimental health risks that can occur from inhaling fumes when fabricating steel. Thankfully, we’ve learned a lot over the years, and now there are standard practices in place to avoid breathing in carbon monoxide, helium, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, argon, and other hazardous gases that are released during the fabrication process. And while the industry as a whole is much safer than it used to be, BeamCut’s safety features go above and beyond the norm.

What Is BeamCut?

BeamCut is the most advanced structural steel fabrication technology on the market. With state-of-the-art features such as a six-axis FANUC robotic arm, a Hypertherm X-Definition plasma source, and fully automated CNC software, BeamCut is designed to improve the quality of your work while also reducing your production time by as much as 80%.

BeamCut’s Safety Enclosure

BeamCut’s safety enclosure can easily be hooked up to your shop’s filtration system and will effectively trap plasma smoke during fabrication. It is gusseted and welded for rigidity and to eliminate vibration, and it is equipped with a locking door mechanism. And while taking extra precautions—such as wearing protective gear and a respiratory mask—is recommended, you can fabricate with peace of mind knowing that BeamCut exceeds OSHA standards for air quality and safety expectations.

If you’d like to learn more about BeamCut’s safety enclosure or its other advanced features that can help make your structural steel fabrication business a success, contact us today.