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Etienne Blouin

Etienne is District Sales Manager for ABICOR BINZEL covering Canada from Ontario east including Quebec. He has a degree in Physics Engineering from the University of Laval.
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Recent Posts

Fume Extraction Guns: How They Work

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Apr 15, 2019 1:18:33 PM

As more people become aware of the harmful effects of welding fumes and regulations are put in place, more are moving to fume extraction torches as a solution.

In this blog we will go into detail on fume extraction torches; how they operate, design features, limitations, and maintenance so that you know what to expect before making the jump.

Topics: Fume Extraction

How to Test Your Fume Extraction System

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Jul 30, 2018 2:29:52 PM

With fume extraction welding, the effectiveness of the smoke capture is always dependent on the strength of the fume extraction system. No matter how effective the torch or skilled the welder, without a system strong enough to capture the smoke, both the welder and the environment will not be spared from the harmful effects of metallic fumes.

Topics: Fume Extraction

4 Problems with Fume Extraction MIG Guns (and How to Overcome Them)

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Dec 29, 2017 8:26:00 AM

We get it, not everyone loves fume extraction torches. For one reason of another, whether you're a welder or a welding engineer or a project manager, the same problems or complaints come up when it comes to fume guns.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Air-cooled vs. Water-cooled for Robotics Welding Torches

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Sep 18, 2017 9:30:36 AM

When it comes to robotic MIG welding you often have to ask the question about whether you should go air-cooled or water-cooled. It's always good to have the right tool in the right place for both optimal performance and cost. Looking at water-cooled versus air cooled, there are obvious cases where you would choose one over the other.

Topics: Robotic Welding

3 Reasons to Use Fume Extraction Welding

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Jan 9, 2017 10:35:54 AM

Every welding project generates hazardous fumes and smoke that can be dangerous to welders if inhaled.  One way to improve the safety of welding torch operators is with fume extraction welding.  Fume extraction welding offer efficient fume extraction through the torch itself through source capture.

Topics: Fume Extraction