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ASM Handbook

Thermal Spray Technology

Edited by
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.
The Tucker Group
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ASM International
Volume
5A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-171-9
Publication date:
2013
Book Chapter

Safety Guidelines for the Handling and Use of Gases in Thermal Spraying[1]

Published:
2013
Page range:
154 - 162
Publication history
March 23, 2013

Abstract

This article provides members of the thermal spray community with practical recommendations for the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of gas equipment used in the thermal spray process. It focuses on safety issues concerning gas equipment used in conjunction with thermal spray equipment at consumer sites. The article covers the gas sources (bulk or gaseous), the piping (hard and soft) leading to the gas console or the torch, and the specific safety devices used to help ensure safe operation. It discusses the characteristics and safety hazards of gases such as oxygen, compressed air, nitrogen, helium, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, acetylene, kerosene, propylene, propane, and natural gas. The article also provides information on the maintenance and safety practices involved in the plumbing configurations of cylinder gas supply units and bulk gas supply units.

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2013. "Safety Guidelines for the Handling and Use of Gases in Thermal Spraying", Thermal Spray Technology, Robert C. Tucker, Jr.

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