Welding aluminium and stainless steel
Welding of metals such as stainless steel and aluminium releases a combination of hazardous materials in a metal and aluminium oxide smoke. As with all other high-alloy steels, a protection class FFP3 respirator should be worn for adequate protection against these metals. A respirator with carbon should be worn to protect against ozone gas that is released by welding (protection against gases and vapour under occupational exposure limits [OEL]). You can find product suggestions for this purpose below. Please ensure all appropriate and requisite personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn, as offered by uvex.
The suggested products listed below carry general, non-specific recommendations. For a detailed product analysis, please refer to our guide to help choose the right mask for your requirements: Basic knowledge/correct choice
Please do not hesitate to contact your relevant professional association should you have any queries or questions.