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

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

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

OxyFuel Fillet Welding

Fillet weld is the easiest way to join two metals. It requires no joint preparation, and can be completed in no time, and is cheaper. Due to this reason fillet weld is a very popular choice of weld among designers. A fillet weld can be used to join all five types of basic joint types: … 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

Types Of Oxy Acetylene Welding Flames

In this article, we shall see an introduction on the various types of oxy acetylene welding flames, how to identify them by their appearance, lighting the acetylene torch to obtain a flame, and temperatures observed in the various portions of the flame. Later on, each kind of flame has been discussed in some detail, including … Read more

Oxygen And Acetylene Regulators

The gases stored in the gas cylinders used for oxy-acetylene welding are originally at very high pressure, and cannot be directly used as such. Here, the oxygen and acetylene regulators play an important role in reducing this pressure to a working pressure. These regulators enable maintaining a constant desired pressure at the point of delivery, … 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