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Welding fume control a demonstration project ; evaluation of the effectiveness and applicability of selected ventilation controls and an air purifying helmet for welding applications by Rexnord Corporation. Environmental Research Center.

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Published by American Welding Society in Miami, FL .
Written in English


  • Welding -- Fume control,
  • Welding -- Health aspects,
  • Welding fumes

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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesEvaluation of the effectiveness and applicability of selected ventilation controls and an air purifying helmet for welding applications.
Statementresearch performed by the Rexnord Corporation at its Environmental Research Center under contract with the American Welding Society and supported by industry contributions ; prepared for Safety and Health Committee, American Welding Society.
ContributionsAmerican Welding Society. Safety and Health Committee.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 65 p. :
Number of Pages65
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14411988M

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