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Platinum Melting and Soldering: Choosing the Correct IR Shade of Safety Glasses

When working with platinum, whether for melting or soldering, the intensity of the light and the heat produced require high-quality protective eyewear to ensure safety and compliance with occupational standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines to protect workers’ eyes from the risks associated with high-intensity operations like these.

Risks and Recommendations

UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS​

OSHA Recommendations

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Platinum melting involves temperatures exceeding 1,700°C (3,092°F), creating a bright and intense light that can cause damage to the eyes. Soldering, while generally involving lower temperatures, also produces high levels of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation that can be hazardous. The proper lens shade in safety glasses is crucial in protecting against these risks.

According to OSHA, the appropriate shade of lens depends on the work performed. For soldering platinum, OSHA recommends a minimum of shade number 7, but shade seven isn’t standard and easy to buy in the marketplace, so we recommend you move up to shade 8. A higher shade number is necessary when dealing with the intense light from platinum melting. Typically, shades ranging from 8 to 12 are recommended, depending on the specific conditions, such as the arc current and the operation type.

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UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS​

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Platinum melting involves temperatures exceeding 1,700°C (3,092°F), creating a bright and intense light that can cause damage to the eyes. Soldering, while generally involving lower temperatures, also produces high levels of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation that can be hazardous. The proper lens shade in safety glasses is crucial in protecting against these risks.

OSHA Recommendations

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According to OSHA, the appropriate shade of lens depends on the work performed. For soldering platinum, OSHA recommends a minimum of shade number 7, but shade seven isn’t standard and easy to buy in the marketplace, so we recommend you move up to shade 8. A higher shade number is necessary when dealing with the intense light from platinum melting. Typically, shades ranging from 8 to 12 are recommended, depending on the specific conditions, such as the arc current and the operation type.

Choosing the Right Glasses from Phillips Safety

Phillips Safety offers a range of welding and soldering glasses designed to meet these needs. For those engaged in high-intensity operations like platinum melting, choosing a higher-shade lens is essential for adequate protection.

Green Welding Fitover Glasses 9014: These glasses are ideal for those who need to wear prescription glasses while working. They are designed to fit over regular eyewear while providing the necessary protection from UV and IR radiation with their high-quality green lenses, available in various shades From 4-14, suitable for different intensity levels.

Green Welding Glasses 70-PC: These are perfect for workers looking for standalone protective eyewear with the same high standards. The green lenses not only reduce the brightness of the flame and protect it from radiation but also enhance visibility and reduce eye strain. These safety glasses are also available in welding shades 4-14

Technical Specifications and Compliance

Our glasses comply with ANSI Z87.1 standards, meeting rigorous safety requirements for personal eye and face protection devices. They are not only crafted to protect against high-intensity light and heat. Still, they are also durable and designed for comfort, allowing workers to wear them for extended periods without discomfort.

Choosing the Right Glasses from Phillips Safety

Phillips Safety offers a range of welding and soldering glasses designed to meet these needs. For those engaged in high-intensity operations like platinum melting, choosing a higher-shade lens is essential for adequate protection.

Green Welding Fitover Glasses 9014: These glasses are ideal for those who need to wear prescription glasses while working. They are designed to fit over regular eyewear while providing the necessary protection from UV and IR radiation with their high-quality green lenses, available in various shades From 4-14, suitable for different intensity levels.

Green Welding Glasses 70-PC: These are perfect for workers looking for standalone protective eyewear with the same high standards. The green lenses not only reduce the brightness of the flame and protect it from radiation but also enhance visibility and reduce eye strain. These safety glasses are also available in welding shades 4-14

Technical Specifications and Compliance

Our glasses comply with ANSI Z87.1 standards, meeting rigorous safety requirements for personal eye and face protection devices. They are not only crafted to protect against high-intensity light and heat. Still, they are also durable and designed for comfort, allowing workers to wear them for extended periods without discomfort.

Conclusion

When selecting the proper safety glasses for platinum melting and soldering, it is important to consider both the lens shade and the glasses’ quality. Phillips Safety’s range of welding glasses, like the Green Welding Fitover Glasses 9014 and the Green Welding Glasses 70-PC, offer both safety and comfort, ensuring that you meet OSHA recommendations and protect your vision during these high-risk jobs. Whether you need to cover prescription glasses or are looking for direct protection, Phillips Safety has options that will cover these needs effectively.

Choose the proper protective eyewear for your platinum working operations to stay safe and compliant. Visit Phillips Safety to explore our extensive range of protective eyewear tailored for various industrial applications.

If you still aren’t sure which welding glasses are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at service@phillips-safety.com

Our experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.

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