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Choose your welding filter darkness based on the electric current you are using. Usually, in stick welding, the shade number is selected between 9 and 14, in MIG welding between 10 and 14, and in IG welding between 9 and 14.
Please refer to our Welding Safety catalogue for more detailed instructions on selecting the welding filter’s shade number for arc welding.
If your eyes are exposed to bright lights and ultraviolet radiation during welding, your eyesight may damage permanently. Even a short exposure can cause the surface of the eye to burn, causing so-called ‘arc eye’ or ‘flash burn’. Ultraviolet and infrared radiation and visible elements, such as hot spatters, can damage the eyes and burn unprotected skin.
In arc welding, Din 8 is usually the lowest shade. The recommended shade number depends very much on the selected current of the welding arc and the basic material to be welded. Bright materials such as stainless steel or aluminum reflect more light so the shade number needs to be a little higher than in mild steel welding.
The welding helmet should fit so that it feels comfortable to use. By adjusting the helmet to as low to the user’s nose as possible you can achieve the best weight balance experience. When you balance the welding helmet as well as possible, the user's neck does not get as tired as if it was adjusted far from the nose.
Alfa welding helmets are the most lightweight models in Kemppi’s welding helmet range. Alfa e60P with a passive welding filter weighs only 470 grams and Alfa e60A welding helmet with an active welding filter weighs 490 grams.
Welding can expose you to several hazards, but most risks can be minimized by using proper welding safety equipment.
The most common welding hazards are:
Always wear proper personal protective equipment such as a welding helmet or a welding respirator, welding gloves, and clothing that fully covers your body.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you experience any further problems or have any questions