The Welding Academy has been built to attract and educate local people as the area struggles with the regional shortage of skilled welders. The Welding Academy emphasis mainly on MIG welding, however TIG welding facilities are also available.
The Welding Academy at Peterlee (United Kingdom) has a 10,000 sq. ft. workshop. In this workshop twenty students can use the MIG, TIG and MMA welding equipment.
Natural ventilation was the only way that welding fumes were extracted from the former academy. It was clear that the new academy needed to have a high-quality welding fume extraction system. Preferable for each of the seven welding workplaces to meet the educational air quality regulations and to create a safe and healthy working environment for the students.