Comply with the new EPA - NESHAP Regulations
Welding metals containing cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese and nickel pose health risks to anyone who breathes the air when these fumes are present. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has new requirements to reduce air pollution of compounds of these such metals. These compounds are emitted into the air from various operations at metal fabrication and finishing plants.

The rule applies to any business, company, owner or operator of an area source where the primary activity of the facility is in one of the following nine (9) source categories:
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment Finishing Operations
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)
  • Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
  • Heating Equipment, except Electric
  • Industrial Machinery and Equipment Finishing Operations
  • Iron and Steel Forging
  • Primary Metal Products Manufacturing
  • Valves and Pipe Fittings
The EPA’s rule contains requirements for five (5) specific processes. Any of these processes at a facility in one of the nine (9) source categories mentioned above are subject to meet the requirements.
  • Dry Abrasive Blasting
  • Dry Grinding and Dry Polishing with Machines
  • Dry Machining
  • Spray Painting
  • Welding 

For additional information, please refer to the EPA's website.


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