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How Fume Extraction Guns 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 Gun, fume extraction, Fume Extraction Gun, Health & Safety

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 Torch, Fume Gun, Welding Safety, Safety, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume System, Fume Extraction Gun, 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 Gun, Smoke Gun, MIG Guns, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume Extraction Gun, Handheld MIG

Capturing 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 Torch, Xtract Fume Gun, Fume Gun, Smoke Gun, Welding, Welding Safety, Safety, fume extraction, MIG Welding, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume System, Fume Extraction Gun

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

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