Flextraction, supplier and manufacturer of Local Exhaust Ventilation has installed a welding fume and dust extraction system in the UK’s first specialist foundation level welder training facility at Stevenage Skills Centre. The system incorporates the company’s latest self supporting Hood Positioning Devices (HPD).

Flextraction installed in each of the six welding bays 2m standard telescopic HPDs, incorporating black polyester coated 100mm diameter PVC 371 hoses with a coated mild steel 100mm diameter flared hood and mesh guard. Each HPD was ­supplied fully assembled. Each bay was also fitted with an electronic airflow indicator attached to each hood to monitor the extraction air flow. In addition to the HPDs Flextraction installed the spiral galvanised sheet steel ductwork to safely extract the welding fumes and dust from the welding bays to a point outside the building.


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