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Toxic fumes: a risk for your health but also from a legal perspective

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Aspects that are taken into account in the law and regulations

The first step to a healthy work environment is to be informed about the regulations concerning clean air at the workspace.

We have identified four categories with different legislations; welding & cutting fumes, oil mist, vehicle exhaust and vehicle exhaust in fire stations. But these legislations have one thing in common, a maximum allowable concentration.

Every country has its own laws and regulations, which means that the a maximum allowable concentrations can also differ per country. This is inconvenient for multinational companies, so they use a corporate limit value. The reason for doing this is to make sure that air quality is kept at the best possible level, making sure that production can follow the quality standards in every country where the company is active.

Putting your health as our priority since 1975

We provide high-quality solutions that remove pollutants from indoor air in the metalworking industry, garages and fire stations.


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Challenge us with your unique situation. Our experts have years of experience and can provide you with step-by-step guidance for the best solution in your facility.



To keep up with the demands you face every day, we continuously innovate and manufacture the products to provide you with the best indoor air solution and technologies like IIoT.


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Since 1976 we have provided over 50.000 companies worldwide with clean air at work. You too can be a part of our growing community. How can we assist you?

Danger of exposure to fumes

Exposure to welding fumes and vehicle exhaust emissions can cause serious health problems for your employees.

At Plymovent, we know what the danger of exposure to hazardous fumes can be. We continuously review safety management guidelines and listen to what the independent experts have to say.

Welding fumes

  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) has recently categorized welding fume as a Group 1 carcinogen. This category is used when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans

Vehicle exhaust extraction:

  • The EPA has classified benzene as a Group A carcinogen.
  • OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the USA has set a permissible exposure limit of 1 part of benzene per million parts of air (1 ppm) in the workplace during an 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek.

Plymovent systems are designed to meet or exceed the standards of the most exacting health and safety codes –worldwide!

Your advantages

  • Healthier work environment
  • Compliance with local regulations
  • Sustainability
  • Cost-effective
Welding and cutting fume removal

Plymovent joined the European Welding Association

20 Jul 2021 European welding association (EWA)

The European Welding Association (EWA) is an industrial association of manufacturers of welding equipment and consumables as well as National associations from the welding industry from across Europe.

Vehicle exhaust extraction in fire stations

TÜV SÜD certification affirms Plymovent’s quality-driven approach

6 Sep 2021 Product development

Recently Plymovent received the renowned TÜV SÜD certification. To get this TÜV SÜD certificate several Plymovent systems were tested for safety and the production locations were monitored.

Welding and cutting fume removal

Plymovent complies with NEW ISO 21904 standards

2 Oct 2020 Product development

Plymovent is fully prepared to accommodate the key features of this new ISO 21904 standard.


"The mobile units extract the welding fumes effectively and the air inside the workshop stays clean."

Kees van Ekris
GP Groot
North Tonawanda Fire Department

"We can tell in the daily cleaning duties as there is no soot build up. It has made for a healthier work environment for all our personnel."

John Lapham
Chief at North Tonawanda Fire Department
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"This system that eliminates everything is probably the first of its kind in France."

Mr. Stéphane BLANC
Logistic Manager at Cazenave

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