Title

Fume generation and control in GMA welding

RIS ID

8964

Publication Details

Norrish, J. (2003). Fume generation and control in GMA welding. In S. David, J. T.DebRoy, J. Lippold, H. Smartt & J. Vitek (Eds.), Trends in Welding Research: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (pp. 349-356). Arizona, USA: ASM International.

Abstract

The paper outlines the recent work carried out by several Australian research organizations in a joint effort to elucidate the mechanisms of fume formation, the morphology and . composition of particulate and potential methods of fume control. These studies have resulted in an improved understanding of fume generation rates and fume composition and the development of a predictive model which relates fume generation rate to welding parameters. The work has also resulted in the publication of 'fume minimisation guidelines' for a wide range of processes and materials. Continuing work on the distribution of fume in the working environment and the development of low cost ozone sensors is also reported.

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