The fabrication of large components with multiple weld points can prove demanding for traditional local exhaust ventilation systems where traditional extraction arms may not be able to reach the point of weld. When AES were approached by the oil services site at Nigg Bay to design a system we specified a high vacuum extraction system which could be connected to extraction hoods on magnetic bases and on-torch weld systems.

Three separate high vacuum fan and filter units were installed to serve over 100 welders. In addition to providing effective extraction of weld fume the systems can also be used to clean the workplace using the floor cleaning attachments provided.