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What Is The Best Protection Against Welding Hazards?
May 23rd 2016

What Is The Best Protection Against Welding Hazards?

The history of joining different metals together dates back to the Bronze Age. But it wasn't until the end of the 19th century that the only welding process that existed was forge welding. Welding is a process that joins materials together by melting a metal piece with a filler metal to form a strong joint. Today, the most common types of welding processes are: Shielded Metal A … read more
Allegro Venturi Blowers for Confined Space Ventilation
Jan 28th 2016

Allegro Venturi Blowers for Confined Space Ventilation

Circulation of fresh air is critical for many confined space entries. Teams are turning to the efficient and easy to use venturi blowers for a number of reasons. To start with, Plastic Allegro venturi blowers are lightweight, efficient, and intrinsically safe because they have no moving parts. Power for the blower is created by compressed air or steam being introduced to the cast chamb … read more
Jan 1st 2016

What Size Ventilation Unit is Needed for My Confined Space?

Ventilation is one of the central pillars of confined space safety. Fumes, vapors, and volatile organic compounds accumulate and create an atmosphere that is not conducive to breathing. And I think we can all agree that breathing is a central pillar of living. OSHA calls ventilation one of the most important engineering controls available to maintain a safe work environment. We agree. And … read more
Dec 18th 2015

Performance and Price - The Ecko Blower & Ducting Combo

The two things we hear most about the 8 inch ECKO K2025 Blower and Ducting Combo is that it works great and you can't beat the price. And really, what else do you want? You need a good warranty? The motor has a 1 year complete warranty. So check that one off the list. It's also lightweight and easy to carry. At only 38 lbs. it's pretty svelte. But the feature that makes it man … read more
Nov 27th 2015

Ventilation in Confined Spaces

Ventilation is the number one way for workers to control and disperse hazardous atmospheres in a confined space. For this discussion, the prime objective in ventilating a confined or enclosed space is to render it safe for workers. To reach this level of safety three requirements must be met. If your ventilation unit is too small to handle the job, a safe atmosphere can't be maintained, and … read more
Welding in a Confined Space - How to Ventilate Properly
Nov 13th 2015

Welding in a Confined Space - How to Ventilate Properly

Construction welders regularly need to enter confined spaces in boilers, tanks, or pressure vessels to perform repairs or during the manufacturing process. Both MIG welding and TIG welding use inert gas that's heavier than air and that has the potential to displace oxygen and create a major hazard for the welder. Because of the inadequate ventilation of confined spaces, the heavy gas has … read more
Oct 30th 2015

Confined Space Ventilation Made Easier

It's a no-brainer. When it comes to choosing the right ventilator for confined space work, it needs to do three things really well: Move large amounts of air Be lightweight Be simple to use How does one go about shopping for these bad boys? Look no further cause we found "The One" in the  ECKO K30 blower/ventilator from Euramco. Unlike traditional … read more
Jul 10th 2015

What Do Contractors Need for Confined Space Entry?

Just because you aren't entering a drainage system, silo, septic tank, or some other confined space every day, or even every week, doesn't mean you can avoid getting the equipment necessary to make you OSHA compliant. But it does mean that you will be perfectly satisfied with a basic confined space entry system. For folks working in city waste water treatment facilities or manuf … read more
Jun 5th 2015

A Great New Fan for Confined Space Ventilation

Looking for a great confined space fan that won't break the bank? The Ecko K30 ventilation fan is the newest ventilator from the experts at Euramco. This 12 in. blower/exhauster and has a .62 horsepower motor and is part of Euramco's economy line of blower. The features of this fan are similar to much more expensive models. The K30 is capable of moving over 2400 cubic feet of ai … read more
Mar 6th 2015

Oxygen-Rich Environment Safety

For an oxygen-rich atmosphere, it's important to always make sure that gases expelled from the confined space through ventilation do not come into contact with internal combustion engines, flames or other sources of ignition that may cause an explosion or accelerate burning. While this might seem obvious, it is sometimes overlooked in the rush to clear a confined space and make it safe fo … read more
Feb 16th 2015

Venting Paint and Varnish Fumes - Best Blowers

As a guy who has lost a fair amount of brain cells to paint and varnish vapors I know better than most that many projects aren't properly ventilated. (Yes I called them paint and varnish fumes in the title because that's what folks search for. Fumes are heated solid particles - think burning metal. Vapors are gaseous. I haven't lost all my brain cells.) That being said, there are some jobs that … read more
Jan 16th 2015

Non-Permit Confined Space (NPCS) vs. Permit Required Confined Space (PRCS)

The simple definition of a confined space is an area that is large enough for a worker to enter and work, but that is tough to get in and out of and isn’t designed for regular occupancy. With a definition like that, there are so many spaces that would qualify - under the sink, an attic crawl space, the shed that houses an air compressor. While all of them qualify as a confined space, not … read more