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Solder fume during soldering

#34862

Solder fume during soldering | 9 June, 2005

I'm curious what other companies are doing in their soldering area (wave/ hand solder/ solder fountain) to ensure thier employees are protected sufficiently against solder fume and lead oxides. Subsequently what it implies in terms of selecting the right type of personal respirator.

This includes both normal soldering tasks and maintainence requirement.

Rgds, Peter

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#34949

Solder fume during soldering | 14 June, 2005

Check government agencies for recommendations. For instance: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg248.pdf

Flux flume: Follow the recommendations of your materials suppliers. For instance: http://www.frymetals.com/pdf_uploads/ organicacidcoredsolderwire.PDF

Lead oxide: Heat resistant gloves and face, eye and respiratory protective equipment should be worn during dross removal.

Handling solder: Again, follow the recommendations of your materials suppliers.

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#35062

Solder fume during soldering | 21 June, 2005

Please go to http://www.purexltd.co.uk for information on fume extraction.

If you have any questions please give me a call @ 330-724-3333

Scott

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