WIG welding: “Clean” process with underestimated health risk

It is deemed a “clean” welding process creating only little welding fumes and is therefore often underestimated: WIG welding. The process harbors health risks which should not be underestimated. Welders are exposed to nitrogen oxides, radioactivity and ozone in particular. … >> more

Fine dust: the invisible danger

The danger is in the unseen: Fine dust is a threat to people. Specifically, ultra-fine dust particles constitute a health threat. This finding is becoming more accepted in science and practice and can be applied directly to welding or rather … >> more

MIG welding: highly hazardous despite lower quantities of welding fumes

MAG-welding: common, despite high emissions of welding fumes

Hazardous substances such as welding fumes can harm employees

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Manual arc welding: Chromium VI compounds and more besides in the welding fumes

Up to the formation of chromium VI compounds: In manual arc welding, the kind of hazardous substances in the welding fumes is very much determined by the metal of the core rod and its covering. Particularly hazardous are high-alloy rod … >> more

Factors for the amount of welding fumes

How much welding fumes created in any welding work depends on many factors: Not only the method and the materials used influence the amount of welding fumes. The welding fumes emissions, expressed in mg/s, are smaller than the smoke and … >> more

Gas welding: Nitrogen and carbon hazard in welding fumes

Whether your welding sheets of pipes: Oxyacetylene welding (gas welding) stands for high accuracy. But even this relatively slow process releases hazardous substances and not only the dangerous nitrogen dioxide. Have you ever been in confined spaces where oxyacetylene welding … >> more

Welding aluminium: dangerous formation of oxides and ozone

Many welding companies ask themselves one question when it comes to the welding of aluminium: Is an air pollution control system absolutely necessary when working with this comparatively lightweight material? Studies show, however, that the material does indeed pose a … >> more

Welding fumes and their varying effects

Not all welding fumes are the same. Hazardous substances created by the welding process have different effects on the human body. There are substances which affect the lungs, poisonous substances and carcinogenic substances – and they all harbor their own … >> more