Welding generates energy-rich radiation. Particular attention must be paid to UV radiation (UV-A, UV-B and UV-C), which affects the body within a short distance and is responsible for skin reddening, sunburn and skin cancer.
Natural UV-C radiation occurs in insignificant amounts because it is absorbed in the atmosphere. However, if artificially generated, it must be taken seriously. Protection from harmful UV-C radiation is primarily achieved by selecting the correct material.
Hohenstein tests UV transmission in different states of use for product development and PPE certification according to - and beyond - DIN EN ISO 11611
- To pinpoint effectiveness and maximum usage period for various welding procedures
- To determine the protective behavior in practice