Furse Weld (ABB-Furse)

FurseWELD exothermic welding is a cost-efficient method of making large or small numbers of high quality electrical connections.

FurseWELD is a simple, self-contained system that uses the high temperature reaction of powdered copper oxide and aluminum, within a mould, to form permanent electrical connections.

Typical applications include

Earthing for power plants and substations


Transmission and power distribution lines

Cathodic protection

Rail connections


The FurseWELD system

Requires no external power or heat source

Creates high quality electrical connections

Completely portable

Can be used safely with minimum training

Cost effective

Can be used for over 45 connection configurations


FurseWELD connections have several advantages

Tolerant to repeated fault currents

Highly conductive

Does not loosen

Excellent corrosion resistance


Most FurseWELD connections have at least twice the cross-sectional area of the conductors being joined, and an equivalent or greater current carrying capacity. Corrosion resistance is exceptional because of the very high copper content (> 90%) of the alloy.