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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

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

BINZEL BASICS: Fume Extraction at Source

Posted by Danny Seddon on Jun 28, 2019 6:11:28 AM

Every welding job generates fume or smoke that can be hazardous if inhaled. Whether you're welding mild or stainless steel, there is only one effective solution for maximum health protection....Extraction at source!!

Topics: Fume Extraction, MIG Guns & Torches, MIG/MAG, mig welding torch

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

How to Correctly Capture Weld Fumes at the Source

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Jan 9, 2017 10:41:46 AM

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is one of today’s most popular welding methods in nearly all industrial manufacturing fields. This is a positive development; however, the process has a wide range of risks for the welder. Welders protect themselves from the negative effects of welding by wearing protective gear to protect the body and eyes from burns, electrical shock and bright light and ultraviolet radiation.

Topics: Fume Extraction

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

New Threshold Limits for Manganese and it's Impact on Fume Extraction Welding

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jan 4, 2017 10:20:44 AM

Fusion welding and pressure welding processes both produce visible smoke and fumes that contain harmful metal fume and gas byproducts that can be hazardous to a welder’s health. Manganese oxide has gained so much attention as a hazardous element found in welding fumes that it has warranted a closer study of its side effects.

Topics: Fume Extraction