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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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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 Gun, Fume System, Fume Gun, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume Torch, Welding Safety, Safety, Health & Safety

4 Problems with Fume Extraction Torches (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 Torch, Fume Extraction Gun, Fume Gun, Smoke Gun, Handheld MIG, MIG Guns

Air-cooled vs. Water-cooled: Robotics Edition

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. Basically, looking at water-cooled versus air cooled, there are obvious cases where you would choose one over the other.

Topics: Robotic Welding, Welding Automation, Robotics, Automation, Arc Welding, Water-cooled

3 Reasons to Use Fume Extraction Torches

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 torches.  Our xFume™ Fume Extraction Torches offer efficient fume extraction through the torch itself.  Its unique design solutions make it the best option for welding fume extraction.  While there are multiple fume extraction options in the market, here are three things to consider when making your fume extraction torch selection.

Topics: MIG Welding, Welding, fume extraction, Welding Safety, MIG Guns, Welding Guns, MIG Torch, MIG Welding Gun, Fume Torch, Fume Extraction Torch, Xtract Fume Gun, Fume Gun, Smoke Gun, Fume System, Fume Extraction Gun

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