Welding Positions

In industrial welding, getting a welding position of our choice is not always in our hands. Welding must be done in the position dictated by the application. It is a good thing, that – today, we have electrodes and techniques available with which welding is possible in almost any position. Some processes allow welding only … Read more

Oxyfuel Welding Positions

This article discusses different oxyfuel welding positions such as flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead. At the end is a small discussion on oxy-fuel forehand welding and oxy-fuel backhand welding. OxyFuel Welding Flat Position OxyFuel flat position welding is performed from the top side of the joint. The face of the weld is horizontal in this position. … Read more

Oxy-Fuel Welding: Vertical Position

***Oxy-fuel welding in the vertical position requires a ***technique in order to keep the molten metal from running downward. In vertical position welding, the axis of the weld is approximately vertical. When welding is done on a vertical surface, the molten metal has a tendency to run downward and pile up. A weld that is not carefully … Read more

Pipe Welding Positions

Pipe welding positions are dictated by the job. Pipe welds are made under many different requirements and in different welding situations.  In general, the position is fixed, but in some cases can be rolled for flat-position work. Positions and procedures for welding pipes are outlined below. Horizontal pipe rolled Weld(1) Align the joint and tack weld or … Read more

OxyFuel Welding Flat Position

OxyFuel flat position welding is performed from the upper side of the joint. The face of the weld is approximately horizontal. Bead Welds. In order to make satisfactory bead welds on a plate surface, the flare motion, tip angle, and position of the welding flame above the molten puddle should be carefully maintained. The welding torch … Read more