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Different types of gas welding processes and its applications

Today I will be sharing with you different types of gas welding. Previously, I enlighten on gas welding, I hope you check it out!

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Types of gas welding

Types of gas welding

There are several different types of gas welding. They are tools that use combustible, free-floating substances to produce a focused flame. The following explain below are gas welding types:

Oxy-acetylene welding

In these types of gas welding, two gaseous are a channel to welding containing a mixing chamber, helping to mix the gases and produces a flame. Oxy-acetylene welding has two cylinders containing acetylene and oxygen gas. These gases flow in different indicated hoses to the torch. It is common and most use gas welding techniques. It produces the highest flame temperature of all fuel gases. However, the high cost of acetylene makes other techniques better.

Types of gas welding process

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Oxy-gasoline welding

Oxy-gasoline welding is implied when acetylene canisters are not available and serves as fuel where fabrication cost is an issue. Torch use in these types of welding is more effective than oxy-acetylene when cutting thick steel plates. Pressure can be pump manually by hand from the cylinder, making pressure level to be controlled.

MAPP Gas welding

MAPP is an abbreviation of methylacetylene-propadiene-petroleum. It is a mixture of gases with more inert than other gas mixture, making it safe for operators. Just oxy-gasoline, MAPP can also be used at very high pressure, which makes it useful in cutting operations. However, due to the flowing of hydrogen in mixtures, the gaseous medium is unsuitable for joining steel.

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Propane/butane gas welding

Propane and butane are similar gases that can be a mix or use alone to produce a flame. It is less expensive and easier to transport. Propane torches are suitable for soldering, bending, and heating. But it offers a lower flame than acetylene. In these types of gas welding, propane requires different torch tips for different operations.

Hydrogen welding

Hydrogen welding uses higher pressure than any other fuel gases, which makes it useful for underwater welding. Most hydrogen welding equipment works on electrolysis. It is achieved by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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That is all for this post, where the various types of gas welding are being discussed. I hope you get a lot from the reading, if so, kindly share with other students. Thanks for reading, see you next time!

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