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- Understanding fume formation by GMAW
- Deam, R.; Bosworth, M.; McAllister, T.; Norrish, J.; Brooks, Geoffrey; Zhou, S.; Haldar, J.; Lowke, J.; Farmer, A.; Simpson, S.
- The control of exposure to welding fume is necessary to meet health and safety obligations. The work reported here is a continuation of a successful Cooperative Research Centre project, that has revealed how two different mechanisms are responsible for generation of fume in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Models of fume formation have now been developed and compared with experimental measurements of total fume formation rate, fume composition and the fraction of Chrome VI in the fume from stainless steel GMAW. These models give an insight into how process modification might be used to control fume at source. Control at source is believed to be the most cost effective and energy efficient technique for dealing with welding fume. It is anticipated that the understanding, gained from this project, will be applied to determine the practical limits for the control of welding fume at its source.
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- Conference paper
- Proceedings of 'Total product life cycle from design concept to decommissioning', the 47th Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 17-20 October 1999 / Chris Smallbone and Jim Henderson (eds.)
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- Arc modelling; Bulk fume; Chemical kinetic modelling; Experiments; Gas metal arc welding; GMAW; Kinetics; Thermodynamic modelling; Welding
- Welding Technology Institute of Australia
- 9780909539801, 0909539804
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- Copyright © 1999. The published version is reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher.
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