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Burning galvanized materials

Burning galvanized materials

Burning galvanized materials

Hi folks
Been reading here for awhile and would like to thank all (regulars especially) for the great advice.
Thot this would be a good post to alert others of this relatively unknown problem if I am right. I have heard that burning galvanized materials ie. Conduit, steels etc. can produce toxic zinc oxide gas. The maintenance people here seem to be oblivious to the dangers of welding and/or torching these galvanized materials. I have searched for more info on the toxicity, but have found very little, even on MSDS’s. Can anyone verify this and/or point me in the right direction?
Big Wally

RE: Burning galvanized materials

Search on "metal fume fever".

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Burning galvanized materials

That did it. Can't believe I didn't cross ref that b4.
Thanks Mike.

Life is what happens while we're making other plans.


RE: Burning galvanized materials


AWS has some Health Fact sheets that might help. http://aws.org/technical/facts/

You can also download ANSI ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes. at no cost.

Vita sine litteris mors est.

RE: Burning galvanized materials

Thank you Rich.

Life is what happens while we're making other plans.


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