Category Archives: Welding Safety

How to Choose Filler Metals for Carbon and Low-Alloy Applications

To produce quality welds, you need to evaluate a variety of industry- and application-dependent issues. There are numerous factors that play a role in producing high-quality welds. The proper welding technique is critical, as is selecting the correct process for … Continue reading

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Introduction to Welding Pipe Downhill

Field welding API 5L line pipe in grades X42 or X52 are required for natural gas extraction and transmission, as well as oil and chemical processing and water transmission. For this thin-wall pipe, typically 0.5 inches or less, many welding … Continue reading

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Selecting the Right GMAW Gun for the Job

Many may be curious, “how much of a difference does your welding gun selection make?” If you are engaged in gas metal arc welding (GMA), it is crucial to pick the right tool for your unique needs.

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Maximizing Operator Comfort and Safety to Increase Productivity: Part 2

In the metalworking industry, one of the major challenges is increase productivity, which can ultimately be achieved through reducing downtime and increasing yield. Tools that can withstand the harsh environments and rigors of the job, feature an ergonomic design and … Continue reading

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Maximizing Operator Comfort and Safety to Increase Productivity: Part 1

There are many issues that play a role in welding operator comfort, including the heat generated by the welding process, the repetitive motions, and at times, cumbersome equipment. These challenges can take a tole, which can result in aches, fatigue … Continue reading

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Maintaining Corrosion Resistance when Welding Stainless Tube and Pipe

When it comes to welding stainless steel tube and pipe, there’s no guesswork. Proper selection of filler metals, joint preparation, cleanliness and welding process help ensure the final product meets the designated quality standards and retains its intended corrosion-resistant qualities. … Continue reading

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A Guide to Reducing Welding Fumes: Part 2

Carefully selecting the most appropriate welding processes and consumables for your application can lower workplace exposure levels.

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A Guide to Reducing Welding Fumes: Part 1

Carefully selecting the most appropriate welding processes and consumables for your application can lower workplace exposure levels.

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Safety Tips for Weld Prep in Pipe Fabrication

The proper surface preparation is required for any good weld. A safer environment can be provided for the operator and worker who may be working in close proximity if common safety tips are followed when using the various tools for … Continue reading

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Welding Safety: Eye Injury Prevention

Eye injuries represent one-quarter of all welding injuries, making them by a wide margin the most common recognized injury for welders. Those most at danger for welding-related eye injuries are workers in industries that produce industrial and commercial machinery, computer … Continue reading

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