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

Efficient extraction systems are also necessary for automated welding robots

Welding robots help on specific applications which are difficult to implement using manual welding processes. On top of this, robot welding is safe because welders do not have to remain in the vicinity. However, welding fumes which are hazardous to … >> more

How welding fumes and pollutants are created

If welding fumes are formed, a whole chain of physical and chemical processes is behind them. The pollutants in the welding fumes are also formed by very different elements during the welding process. Welding fumes are created at the high … >> more

Strong generation of fume during welding with covered rod electrodes

The manual arc welding with covered rod electrode is a very popular welding method. However, more welding fume is generated here than in many other methods. This means greater hazard for the health. In the manual arc welding a rod … >> more

Prevent fire and injury due to flying sparks

One of the key reasons for fires during welding operations are invisible smouldering fires These are initiated by sparks which cannot be avoided during welding.  Yet you can protect yourself from the danger of flying sparks. During welding, in addition … >> more

Two welding methods and the related hazards

Welding activities hold a number of sources of danger: Not only the material, but also the welding procedure used are decisive in which work protection measures need to be taken and what the welder needs to look out for. Hazardous … >> more

Effective health and safety management in welding processes: essential guidelines

Wie Schweißrauchabsaugung funkioniert, erklärt die VDMA-Broschüre "Schweißen ohne Rauch".

Welding operations make up a large group of issues which comprise a variety of procedures, rules and regulations. The range of available brochures and data sheets is quite extensive and somewhat confusing. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of Great … >> more

Efficient air pollution control: Welding works in the new TEUTLOFF training workshop in Calbe

Whether for numerous work stations in welding companies or in huge training workshops for welders: precise planning of the extraction and filtering technologys helps to design a hall in accordance with the needs of welders and to achieve high cost … >> more

Air return system for chrome-nickel welding works: the welding fumes separation class matters

Beim Schweißen von Chrom-Nickel-Stahl ist eine Luftrückführung nur teilweise zulässig

Air return system through the extraction devices during chrome-nickel-steel welding works? In Germany the answer is clearly yes! At least as long as the extraction and filtering devices have the appropriate welding fumes separation class. Whereas the dust class is … >> more