Oxyfuel Welding Safety Precautions

This article discusses a few general safety precautions related to welding with oxy-fuel welding process. In the end, a small discussion is included on safety aspects of acetylene cylinders and MAPP gas cylinders. The oxyfuel welding safety precautions include discussion around safely lighting up the torch, shutting off the torch, safety pertaining to fuel cylinders … Read more

Welding Machines: Safety

The use of welding machines requires some basic safety considerations. Understanding these basic safety aspects of welding ensures safety of both personnel and equipment. Generally welding sources are driven by electrical power supply. In rare cases though, they can be also be driven by a live electric generator converting mechanical power of an internal combustion … Read more

General Welding Safety

This article discusses some general welding safety precautions that are common to any welding, followed by small discussions on welding in confined spaces and welding fire hazards. General Welding Safety Precautions Following general safety precautions are recommended for any type of welding process: Welding is an activity that must always be approached with utmost safety … Read more

Welding Protective Equipment

The electric arc is not just a source of intense heat, but also a source of intense electromagnetic radiation. If appropriate and adequate welding protective equipment is not worn by the welder, the intense radiation emitted by the arc and spatter can cause lot of harm to the welder. The radiation emitted by a welding … Read more

Welding Health Protection And Ventilation

All welding and thermal cutting operations carried on in confined spaces must be adequately ventilated to prevent the accumulation of toxic materials, combustible gases, or possible oxygen deficiency. Monitoring instruments should be used to detect harmful atmospheres. Where it is impossible to provide adequate ventilation, air-supplied respirators or hose masks approved for this purpose must … Read more

MAPP Gas Cylinders Safety

a. MAPP gas is a mixture of stabilized methylacetylene and propadiene. b. Store liquid MAPP gas around 70°F (21°C) and under 94 PSIG pressure. c. Repair any leaks immediately. MAPP gas vaporizes when the valve is opened and is difficult to detect visually. However, MAPP gas has an obnoxious odor detectable at 100 parts per … Read more

Acetylene Cylinders: Safety

CAUTION: If **acetylene cylinders **have been stored or transported horizontally (on their sides), stand cylinders vertically (upright) for 45 minutes prior to (before) use. a. Always refer to acetylene by its full name and not by the word “gas” alone. Acetylene is very different from city or furnace gas. Acetylene is a compound of carbon and … Read more