Setting up Oxyacetylene Welding Equipment

Acetylene is an explosive gas at high concentrations, but it is a useful commodity used in the oxyacetylene welding. It should always be handled by trained hands in a systematic fashion. Setting up the equipment error-free is therefore important. It is important that a fire extinguisher in working condition be kept at hand to deal … Read more

Acetylene Generator

Acetylene is a heavily used gas in oxy-acetylene welding. It is an organic substance, composed of only carbon and hydrogen at the molecular level. Its’ molecular construction consists of two carbon atoms bonded to each other through a triple bond. Each carbon atom in turn is bonded to one hydrogen atom through a single bond. … Read more

Can Your Welding Machine TIG Weld Aluminum?

A considerable number of people ask about welding machine requirements in order to TIG weld aluminum with direct current. TIG weld Aluminum with Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP) or DC(+) Can you TIG weld aluminum without AC and a High-Frequency box? Yes, you can actually weld aluminum with a low-cost DC power supply. It doesn’t make it any … Read more

How to TIG Weld Stainless Steel Effectively: Preventing Carbide Precipitation

In order to effectively weld stainless steel with tungsten inert gas welding process, it is important to consider carbide precipitation. TIG Weld Stainless Steel : Carbide Precipitation What is Carbide Precipitation? Carbide precipitation occurs when the chrome and carbon in 300 series stainless steel are drawn out of the material and react with the atmosphere. It occurs … Read more

MIG Welding Advantages

Mas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), or MIG welding, offers several advantages over other conventional processes such as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), etc. Some of these advantages are as follows: The main advantage of metal inert gas welding or MIG welding is the high rate of weld metal deposition as compared to SMAW … Read more

Shutting Down Oxyacetylene Welding Equipment

It is essential that only a trained operator handle the equipment for oxyacetylene welding. Shutting down oxyacetylene welding equipment is as important as starting it up. Acetylene is a highly inflammable gas, and if it leaks, it can cause a fire and cause harm to life and property. In order to avoid accidents, and ensure … Read more

OxyFuel Cutting Steel And Cast Iron

This article discusses a few hands on tips to keep in mind while performing oxyfuel cutting of steel and cast iron. General Cutting of carbon steels can be easily done with an oxy-fuel torch. The low carbon steels containing less than 0.25% carbon do not pose much problem. However, for cutting of medium carbon and high carbon … Read more

Oxyacetylene Welding Torch

The oxyacetylene torch is a vital component of oxyacetylene equipment. Broadly speaking, it receives gas supply from the two gas cylinders (one for acetylene and other for oxygen), mixes them, and delivers them to the point of flame. Robust and precise construction of the oxyacetylene welding torch is important for obtaining a quality weld, and … Read more