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What Is Oxy Acetylene Welding?

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Anvin Raj answered
Oxy-acetylene welding is one of the many types of welding procedures supported by the PRL. In this type of procedure, oxyacetylene torch is the source of the heat which is used for the purpose of welding. The gas flame used in this process is normally produced by burning of acetylene and oxygen.

The salient features of Oxy-Acetylene Welding is that it is very easy to learn, the equipment used in this kind of welding process is cheaper compared to the others, the equipments are light in weight as compared to the other kinds of welding rigs, large pieces of material can be easily cut by means of the flame.

The disadvantages of oxyacetylene welding are that the welded surface is rougher in appearance than any other welds, the welds have big heat affected zones around weld lines.

If you would like to know more about oxyacetylene welding, click on the following link: www.stanford.edu.
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Syed Asim answered
Oxy-Acetylene gas welding is technique of welding metallic pieces through heat in this case a mixture of oxygen and acetylene gas is burned and is then made to contact the metal pieces to be melted with the impact of heat the metals melt and then they fuse into each other finally they are left for cooling and a joint is produced.
The important components of this type of welding are oxygen and acetylene cylinders, oxygen cylinders are usually painted green they contain compressed oxygen with a pressure of roughly 2200 psig. If Oxygen comes into contact with oil or grease, it will burst into flame so it is not recommended to use oil or grease on cylinder valves or regulators. Even the hand and gloves of the user should be free of grease and oil. The other important part is acetylene cylinder which contains compressed acetylene up to a pressure of 250 psig however a great care is to be taken whenever one is using this gas if the pressure of release is exceeded above 15 psig; it could be very unstable and could cause even blast of cylinder or heavy uncontrollable flames. Other important parts of the equipment are regulators, check valves, welding hoses, torches, welding and cutting tips, and cutting torches etc.
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Shumaela Rana answered
Oxy-acetylene welding is a very ordinary and common welding process. The use of oxygen and acetylene as welding gases started round about in the 1890's. The combination of oxygen and acetylene generates a flame temperature over 6000 degrees Fahrenheit temperature makes it ideal for welding and cutting.

In case of the oxy-acetylene welding, a combustion gas melts resources or the material, and they are fixed and joined. Acetylene gas and oxygen both are used for the welding. Speed of the welding is slow, and its welding process is intelligible and legible. Thus, there is small failure, such as poor welding. Besides, there is the feature of being easy to carry out welding of thin plates. Though, compared with arc welding, welding speed is extraordinarily slow. It is not very efficient welding method.

In oxy-acetylene type welding, the flame is generated by the combination of the gases melts the metal faces of the work pieces to be joined together, causing them to flow together. A filler metal alloy is usually added and sometimes be used to avoid oxidation and to make possible the metal union. If protective eye shielding is not used while doing oxy-acetylene welding, aching burns can occur on the surface of the eye, and could result in permanent damage.
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Karl Sagan answered

Well, acetylene oxide welding is a special welding to avoid humidity in the two pieces of metal and it is very useful for structures that are left outside the homes or that go inside a structure if you need more information you can check this page https://wisewelders.com/articles/welder-salary/ will give you more detail and guidance on welding.

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