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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

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

The Importance of Safety When Operating Welding Torches

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jan 4, 2017 10:22:06 AM

Welding is an incredibly useful skill, and can be used in a variety of industries of manufacturing. With the demand for welders increasing on a global scale, more and more people are getting into the field. At Abicor Binzel we offer a wide variety of welding torches to fit your needs and requirements. One of the first things any welder should know though, are the safety features and procedures that you should have in place for your welding projects.

Topics: Welding, Welding Safety, Safety, fume extraction, MIG Welding

New Threshold Limits for Manganese

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: Welding, manganese, Welding Safety, Safety, fume extraction, MIG Welding

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