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Welding, Brazing and Soldering

Edited by
David LeRoy Olson
David LeRoy Olson
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Thomas A. Siewert
Thomas A. Siewert
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Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu
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Glen R. Edwards
Glen R. Edwards
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ASM International
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-173-3
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Oxyfuel Gas Welding

By
William Ballis
William Ballis
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Columbia Gas of Ohio
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Published:
1993
Page range:
281 - 290

Abstract

Oxyfuel gas welding (OFW) is a manual process in which the metal surfaces to be joined are melted progressively by heat from a gas flame, with or without a filler metal. This article discusses the capabilities, advantages, and limitations of OFW. It describes the role of gases, such as oxygen, acetylene, hydrogen, natural gas, propane, and proprietary gases, in OFW. The article discusses the important elements of an OFW system, such as gas storage facilities, pressure regulators, hoses, torches, related safety devices, and accessories. It describes the sequence for setting up a positive-pressure welding outfit. The article provides information on forehand welding and backhand welding, as well as various joints used. It concludes with a discussion on repairs and alterations, as well as the safety aspects.

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William Ballis, 1993. "Oxyfuel Gas Welding", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

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