Safe welding in times of corona: How protective welding equipment helps against the virus – and welding fumes

The corona virus brings new challenges for occupational health and safety. What made welding safe in the past is now helping to protect the health of employees and maintain operation during corona times. An overall protection concept is important: Clean … >> more

Dust limit values during welding: These values differ greatly around the world

Milch gegen Schweißrauch: Heute heißt die Devise besser absaugen.

Occupational health and safety is an important issue not only in Germany. The regulations are also gradually tightening internationally. One example of this is provided by Great Britain with stricter controls on dust limit values during welding. But how are … >> more

Air purification technology in times of the corona virus: Are general ventilation systems still applicable?

Does the corona virus have an effect on air purification technology? This is a question safety officers are currently asking themselves: Does a general ventilation system in metal processing companies lead to viruses being able to spread even further in production? High filter efficiencies and the quality of the integrated filters indicate otherwise.

VacuFil: The story behind the unique torch-integrated extraction system from KEMPER

KEMPER has developed a unique system for torch-integrated extraction with the digital product variants of the VacuFil series. After numerous enquiries from users and torch manufacturers, KEMPER built up a torch database with key parameters. Read the story behind the latest development from the extraction technology specialist.

Optimum air volume flow at the welding torch: How current standardisation regulates torch extraction

To make torch extraction efficient, the precise adjustment of individual parameters is necessary. Most recently, the French Institute for Occupational Safety INRS drew attention to the subject with its investigations into torch-integrated welding fume extraction. The findings are currently being incorporated in a new DIN standard for torch extraction.

Cancer due to welding fumes? We know that for a fact!

Krebs durch Schweißrauch? Das wissen wir sicher!

Every day, several million people around the world come into contact with welding fumes. It is undisputed today that the hazardous substances in welding fumes are hazardous to health – and some even carcinogenic. But it was not until 2017 … >> more

As close to the point as you can get: 5 reasons why welders should rely on extraction torches

Absaugbrenner sind beim Schweißen wieder im Kommen. Eine neue Generation verspricht ein leichtes Handling für Schweißer.

For a long time extraction torches were considered unwieldy. Welders felt more disturbed during their work by the additional extraction channel. For this reason, solutions previously available on the market were not very popular. But, in the welding industry, there … >> more

Danger from welding fumes: Welding processes can cause a variety of health risks

Welding fumes are dangerous to the health of welders, that’s obvious. But the particular risks they entail depend primarily on the welding processes and the materials they use. There are big differences. This collection of texts about the particular dangers … >> more

Vaccinating against welding fumes? How welders prevent an increased risk of pneumonia

Welders are exposed to a greater risk of contracting pneumococcal infections. The Standing Vaccination Committee of the Robert Koch Institute therefore advises vaccination against pneumococcae. According to researchers, this prevents weakening of the immune system and its potential consequences, including … >> more

Thermal spraying: Closed booths with extraction are essential

Depending on the process, thermal spraying causes a large amount of hazardous substances and a lot of noise. This means one thing above all else: High demands placed on occupational health and safety – because although thermal spraying processes are … >> more