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Resources on Welding Gases, Cutting and Associate Processes, Shielding Gases, Hazards, Safety
August 17, 2009

PWL#072B - Resources on Welding Gases, Cutting and Associate Processes, Shielding Gases, Hazards, Safety, Specifications, Purity, Selection, Equipment, Storage and Transportation, Gas Distributors Associations, Information and more...

Mid August Bulletin

17 August 2009 - Resources on Welding Gases - Bulletin 40


Welding Gases are essential elements in the practice of Welding, Cutting and Associated Processes. Used either for their thermal energy content, as supporters of combustion or for the purpose of shielding molten metal from oxidation, gases are produced, mixed and utilized in a variety of ways.

Their correct handling is important for controlling the hazards and for obtaining the required results in the exploitation of the processes selected. Suitable equipment in fully operating condition is needed for storage, transportation, pressure and flow control, and safe usage.

Apprentices and new welders need proper and complete training on the safety provisions to adopt day after day. Adequate supervision is most important. Nobody should be allowed to deal with gases without having learned and practiced safe gas handling habits.

It is therefore quite important to be exposed to all available information on welding gases properties and dangers.

Please find here our new Mid Month Bulletin that we offer with the purpose of providing useful online information easily accessible to our readers, either now or at some later date.

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No claims of completeness as to available Welding Gases information are advanced. Readers willing to suggest additional information that they know and peruse successfully, can send a note by e-mail, using the Contact Us form.

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Shielding Gas

Shielding Gas that conforms to AWS Specification A5.32

Welding: Fumes and Gases (38 pages) on occupational health and safety

Welding Fumes and Gases: Hazard Alert (2 pages)

Hazards from Gases during Welding and Cutting

A Welder’s Guide to the Hazards of Welding Gases and Fumes

Safety in Gas Welding (16 pages)

Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting. - 1910.253

Gas welding and cutting. - 1926.350

TC 44/SC 8 - Equipment for gas welding, cutting and allied processes

Simplifying Shielding Gas Selection

What shielding gas should I use when welding aluminum?

GAWDA - Gases and Welding Distributors Association

see also:
GAWDA Edge, a monthly online magazine

GAWDA Connection, a bi-monthly newsletter

Welding and Gases Today Online (Third Quarter 2009)

Welding & Gases Today Editor’s Blog

GAWDAwiki: an encyclopedia of terms related to welding and gases

Compressed Gas Association

MIG Welding Gases. Facts and great gas tips.

Oxyfuel Cutting and Welding. Information on Gases

Welding Gases (BOC)


Linde Shielding Gases for Welding

Allied Gases & Welding Supplies

Harris Industrial Gases

Phoenix Welding Supply Co.

Wilson Welding & Medical Gases


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