Stuart Plumley has written: 'Oxy-acetylene and arc welding' -- subject(s): Electric welding, Oxyacetylene welding and cutting 'Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting; a course of instruction' -- subject(s): Metal-cutting, Welding
If your question is "Why is Acetylene and Oxygen used for welding/cutting NOT Oxygen and air"? This is why. Acetylene and air mixed in correct proportions produces a flame temperature of 4500F to 4800F degrees. Acetylene mixed with Oxygen in… Full Answer
You have oxygen and acetylene to blend into the tip for a flame. It will be regulated by adjusting the regulators on the bottles and the welding handle will have adjusting ability for the temperature you need for the metal… Full Answer
Air contains 20% oxygen and almost 80% nitrogen,which is inert. That's why pure oxygen is used instead of air to increase the flame temperature to allow localized melting of the workpiece material (e.g steel) in a room environment. Acetylene/air flame… Full Answer
n - Oxygen and Acetylene are the original gasses that are used for welding/cutting. Newer mixtures are slowly replacing Acetylene as a fuel. These gasses don't always reach the temperatures attained by Acetylene. Us old-timers still prefer Acetylene.
Oxygen and acetylene for flame welding. Argon for Tig welding CO2 for MIG welding steels Argon for MIG welding aluminum TRI-mix for robotic mig of steels. And helium is added for some overhead welding.
GASSES - Oxygen and Acetylene. Acetylene is sometimes replaced by a mixture of gasses. The Oxygen increases the burning rate/temperature of Acetylene and temperatures in excess of 6,000o F can be reached.
I was taught oxy/acetylene welding first, then stick. TIG welding is just like oxy/acetylene except much easier (less variables and a foot control to make minor corrections or even pulse the weld) I would recommend you learn both. TIG welding… Full Answer
For welding materials together that do not require regulated temperature control on heated materials. Such as car bodies and frames. They would require controlled heating to keep from weakening the metals during the welding process. This would be done with… Full Answer
Depends on what you think of as normal welding. Gas welding use oxygen-acetylene. MIG/TIG use Argon. MAG, use an argon-something mix. Depending on what materials you are welding, there are some more options tha might be used.