Most of the metallurgists, welding engineers all already aware that one silly safety mistake can jeopardize or put a question mark on their- yet to start or to flourish professional welding career, in short, or long term basis. Welding is by nature, a critical affair and needs safety equipment to do. Heat, spark, flying particles, gases, moving metal can present a risk for your entire body, and especially eyes related injuries, which are more common.
When it comes to selecting a right helmet, you need to consider the range of jobs you are supposed to do, the number of hours you are going to wear it in a day, and you need to consider its price, timing and range of jobs you are will to do. Let's dig deep into the factors that you need to need to keep in mind before buying the welding helmet-
Be Serious about the Danger
All who are interested in making a career in the welding industry need to understand and accept that the art of welding is a dangerous affair. The fear of getting hurt on-site is a real thing. You can’t just ignore it. Welder faces an array of hazards if safety precautions have not been taken care of properly. So, it is better to have a welding helmet as well as other safety equipment that can save you from workplace injuries. A less expensive, inadequate welding helmet can as equally dangerous as if working without a helmet.
Welding can be brutal torture for your neck. A heavy helmet can put a lot of pressure at the neck area and can cause neck strain and fatigue. Lightweight, comfortable helmet make the metal artist feel that he is working without mask hence enable him to work for a longer duration of time. Ergonomically designed helmet distributes the weight across the welder’s head.
Lens to Save Vision
Just like eyes helps you to see things, in the world of welding, the lens of welding helmet is the crucial part that will protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet, blue, infrared wavelengths, as well as help you get a clear vision of area where welding needs to be done. The lens comes in various sizes and colours. These are usually made of polycarbonate plastic and provide auto-darkening functionality with LCD that enables the user to detects surprise exposures caused by welding and put less eye strain.
Bigger is Better
The bigger lens size is better, right? hmm…. not always! It comes down to personal choice when it comes to the size of the glass. However, if you a professional welder and engaged into welding business on a daily basis, then a larger size lens is more suitable.
Sensor for Safe Welding
Welding helmet sensors are meant to sense any flash while working in a variety of angles. The basic helmet comes with two sensors whereas high-performance helmet has up to 4 sensors. The professional helmets have ‘Intelligent Sensing Technology’ that enables welders to distinguish between welding arc and other light sources.
The ultimate goal of the welding helmet is to design safe welding helmet that made of lightweight material and help welder to redo the defects. Commonly, the helmet should have satisfying headgears, tenaciously tough shell, and excellent optics. Here is a list of some of our favourite helmets.
Prima PWH 01 - Welding Helmet with one Glass
ESAB 700000401 - Yellow Warrior Tech Welding Helmet
Athermal - Black Welding Glass
Prima PFS 05 - 6x11 Inch Face Shield with Elastic