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Are Weld Fumes Combustible?

The combustibility of weld fumes has been a controversial and contested topic in the welding industry. While most metal dusts are highly combustible, the high heat of the welding process is known to oxidize metal particulates. For this reason, many manufacturers assume that weld fumes are not combustible because oxidation has already taken place.

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Are Weld Fumes Combustible

February 3, 2022
Are Weld Fumes Combustible?

The combustibility of weld fumes has been a controversial and contested topic in the welding industry. While most metal dusts are highly combustible, the high heat of the welding process is known to oxidize metal particulates. For this reason, many manufacturers assume that weld fumes are not combustible because oxidation has already taken place.

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