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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 Shrouds: A Detailed Explainer

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Feb 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM

If you are a welder, weld foreman, or welding engineer using a fume extraction welding gun, the shroud is one of the more unique features you have questions about.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Fume Extraction Units - Telling a Good One from the Rest

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Dec 2, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Fume extraction systems are not all created equally for welding. While the basic premise of a system is the same, and from the outside many look similar, like any product there are a variety of features and specifications that impact fume extraction welding performance in an industrial setting. The factors you will be looking at when sorting through all the choices will be items like:

Topics: Fume Extraction

How Do Fume Extraction Systems Work?

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Nov 25, 2019 2:55:00 PM

Fume extraction is becoming a more necessary solution for industrial companies in the wake of continued research findings and government recommendations. Having a good grasp on what fume extraction systems are and how they work is important as you begin to consider fume extraction in your plant.

Topics: Fume Extraction

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 Robotic 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