Oxy & Plasma cutting

Oxy & Plasma Cutting Fume Hazards

Cutting metal with oxy or plasma produces a large volume of harsh smoke and fumes. Your risk of exposure depends on factors such as:

  • Proper use of capture-at-source filtration equipment
  • Efficiency of Personal Protection Equipment, such as a respirator
  • Material type, composition, and presence coatings or solvents
  • Frequency and duration of plazma cutting activity

There are many known health hazards from plasma cutting fumes. Hexavalent chromium, manganese, nickle and, many other toxic substances become airborne during the cutting process. It is critical to capture these fumes before they reach a worker’s breathing zone. Health risks of plasma cutting gases and fumes may include:

  • Respiratory tract damage
  • Metal Fume Fever
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Emphysema
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Lung Disease
  • Skin Iritaion
  • Manganism
  • Chest pain
  • Nervous system damage

Arc Cutting on a Downdraft Table

Heavy duty arc cutting processes, on a properly configured downdraft table, is effective and safe. Our Downdraft kits for Plasma Cutting (PLA), feature

  1. 2″ thick steel grates that protect the table from the cutting arc
  2. Crushed gravel baffle tray for safe slag collection
  3. Vertical metal mesh prefilters that extinguish sparks in the airstream

Having a designated workspace for plasma cutting activities, setup for the safe source capture of hazardous smoke and slag, will improve your facility’s indoor air quality.

They trust us

« As a repeat customer, and owner of both wet and dry downdraft tables, we cannot say enough about the products, and the people at Diversitech…….both are a pleasure to work with! »

  • Combustible dust from deburring safely contained with wet downdraft tables
  • Solved excess dust from grinding and finishing steel parts
  • Reduced cycle time by allowing operators to deburr near the machining center

« The tables are now fully functioning! The students were on them yesterday, and the instructors were so impressed. One instructor even said that he’s “old school” and wasn’t sure about the downdrafts, but he was very impressed. »

  • Custom powder coated tables to match "Baton Rouge Red"
  • Delivered tables "on-time" to five separate campus locations
  • Nanofiber filter technolgy ensure students have a clean and safe learning environment

« We love the downdraft table and are using it full time. We will probably be looking for another one in 6 months to a year as well. Thanks for a nice product. »

  • Mini DD eliminates deburring dust at source
  • Supplied cushion grid matting to protect parts from damage
  • Downdraft table filters airborne dust to protect workers and machinery

Our Commitment

2 year warranty
Quality build
Certified products (ETL)
Fast delivery