Re: [welding_group] Re: What else is dangerous about welding?
- Remember aluminum will stay on the belt and grinding disc.
--- pupdieselluv <hmshop@...> wrote:
> WOW, Thermite!
> Thank you for psoting. I have a belt sander and sand all sorts of
> stuff...I'll be vacumming it clean after EACH job from now on...
- Hi Ken,
So what is your take on wearing a respirator when grinding Thoriated
tugnsten? The books I have read say to wear one, but they may be
saying this from a liability standpoint.
I am wondering if 2% really is a dangerous amount. It is a pain
to worry about the mask.
--- In email@example.com, Ken <av8orken@...> wrote:
> They may be dangerous but we had someone check the area around our
> grinder and could not detect any radiation. There are normally
> students grinding their tungstens at class once or twice a week.
> dan.pinvidic wrote:
> > 2% thoriated tungsten (red band) contains Thorium.
> > This is a radioactive isotope.
> > So you want to wear a respirator when grinding them.
> > You should be careful about the dust build-up also.