ArcSafe welding screens, now available from Elliotts , are designed to absorb the dangerous ultra violet light emitted from the arc welding process.
They are manufactured from vinyl film that is processed with a colour dye, a flame retardant and an ultra violet absorber.
The dye used consumes and filters the blue light brightness associated with electric arc welding, while the material surface acts as a reflector to reduce glare to the eyes.
The surface also scatters light in different directions, creating a fluorescent light that causes pupils to constrict and shut out excess glare, further reducing the amount of light that reaches the retina.
ArcSafe welding screens offer a number of additional benefits, including:
- surrounding welding situations with safety
- protecting co-workers and other people from the painful effects of accidental welding flash
- safely and quickly defining hazardous welding areas; and
- allowing safe observation for safety checks of welding operations.
They can be supplied in red, green or amber, and are certified to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3957:2006 Light transmitting screens and curtains for welding operations.
Elliotts states that ArcSafe welding screens are the only welding screens certified to Australian Standards.