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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

What is Welding Fume?

Posted by Etienne Blouin on May 25, 2020 11:09:00 AM

What is welding fumes? We all have an idea of what is welding fume. It is obviously coming from molten metal that you create when you're welding. The mixture of the welding smoke is changing from one process to the other, but overall, it's a mixture of very fine particles and gases.

Topics: Fume Extraction

Source Capture Fume Extraction Options Explained

Posted by Etienne Blouin on May 12, 2020 10:43:00 AM

When you start looking at fume extraction solutions, there are a multitude of engineered possibilities to assist in the capture of weld fume. These are typically the most effective way of dealing with weld fume in the workplace apart from removing the welding process.

Topics: Fume Extraction

BINZEL BASICS: RAB Fume Extraction torch selection, fume nozzles & consumables

Posted by Danny Seddon on May 12, 2020 3:18:35 AM

Topics: Fume Extraction, mig welding torch

Fume Extraction System Problems and Solutions

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Apr 9, 2020 11:59:46 AM

Fume extraction systems are big investment for your plant. Especially when using either a single station or multi-station fume extractor, it's bound to encounter problems at some point during it's service life.

That's normal and you shouldn't be surprised by that.

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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

5 Fume Extraction Questions You Should Know Before Starting

Posted by Craig Rice on Jan 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Let's face it: for most people looking at Fume Extraction, many of them have never seen fume extractions solutions before aside from extractor arms. 

That means most Safety Managers, Production Managers, or business Owners - and I may be talking to you directly - don't even know what questions to ask themselves before getting started.

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

How to reduce health burden during welding

Posted by André Faber on Oct 14, 2019 7:44:46 AM

With the new xFUME VAC series we are eliminating harmful welding fumes.

In any manufacturing location across the world, air quality and fume control is an increasing concern. While the welder himself bears the most burden in weld fume exposure and long term health risks, it’s not limited to just the welding operator. Across the entire shop floor – from the forklift operator to administrative staff and walk the floor, exposure to weld fumes is a second hand smoke experience. Even if it’s not always visible or noxious, it’s there. There isn’t a welding operation today that in some way doesn’t need fume extraction.

Topics: Fume Extraction, health & safety

Fume Extraction Filter Review: Picking the Best Filter for the Job

Posted by Cody Miller on Oct 1, 2019 12:26:00 PM

With fume extraction systems in welding, the filter is usually a non-consideration. After all, it’s the fume extraction system doing all the work, right?

Topics: Fume Extraction