welding safety Articles

  • Portable Weld Fume Collectors

    There are some important considerations when choosing a portable weld fume collector. First, airflow: Generally you need 900 to 1500 CFM for a small, portable unit to be an effective ventilation tool for welding operations. Second, filtration: There are a few critical elements to consider here. Make sure you have a spark ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Welding fume hazards

    Welding is tough work.  Not many who begin as welders retire as welders.  Eventually practically every welder develops cataracts.  Neck and back problems are also a foregone conclusion. There is also a long list of possible health problems depending on the type of welding.  Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) identified hexavalent chromium as a ...

  • Conveyor oven - Welding consumables company

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Industrial Conveyor Ovens for the Welding Consumables Industry. The Problem The company produces welding rods that must be dried to a certain specification before the process is complete. The Process The welding rods must travel through 3 zones at certain temperatures and meet the ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • In-sodium self-welding susceptibility evaluation of chromium-plated 2.25Cr-1Mo steel with Inconel 82 weld metal

    The self-welding susceptibility of Cr-plated 2.25Cr-1Mo steel with Inconel 82 weld metal, with and without Cr-plating, has been evaluated in flowing sodium at 823 K for three and six months under contact stress of 3.0 MPa. Tests were performed on flat-on-flat geometry of hollow cylindrical specimens under compression. No self-welding was observed in either test for either material combination. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of substrate dilution on corrosion of colmonoy-6 weld overlays in nitric acid

    In the moderator system of some nuclear power plants, subsequent to the activation of the safety shutdown system, Gd3+ is removed by ion exchange prior to reactor start-up. During this process, the pH of the system water can get lowered to 3 due to generation of HNO3. Colmonoy-6, which is weld-deposited ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Standard quality valves available forcompressed gas and welding industry

    Small, medium or large scale industries all can be befitted with unique, innovative and premium quality valves provided by Evergreen Midwest Co. Other products includeregulators,fittings, adapters, cryogenic valves, transfer hoses and accessories. There are various kinds of valves available like the ammonia, CNG, Gate, chlorine valve, check packed, cylinder valves, ...


  • Health and safety at work

    The challenge The production activities of equipment such as cooling towers, condensers and cooling installations in aid of air conditioning systems require a lot of metalworking and welding. Baltimore Aircoil concluded for itself that the extraction of welding fumes and hazardous gases in the production halls could be ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Pipeline safety action plan

    According to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines are responsible for delivering oil and gas to communities and businesses across the United States. Much of the pipeline network is old and in a state of disrepair. The Obama Administration launched on April 4, 2011, a national pipeline safety initiative to repair and replace aging pipelines to prevent ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and brewing, as ...

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and ...

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • What are the Safety Parameters Followed by Pressure Vessel Manufacturers

    Safety has always been a huge priority where pressure vessels are concerned. The use of poorly designed and manufactured pressure vessels has resulted in the deaths of millions of men and women over the years. To reduce the staggering number of fatalities, pressure vessel manufactures are required to adhere to the standards and guidelines laid down by Government bodies. API and ...


  • What `The Three Stooges` Teach Us About Safety

    If you grew up watching the Three Stooges, chances are you're familiar with their physical humor – over exaggerated and slapstick comedy. In almost every episode, Moe, Larry, and Curly (Stooges) played the roles of blue-collar laborers. From construction and plumbing to painting and welding, the Stooges did it all. Of course things never went as planned for the ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Safety Systems Depend on Reliable Field Sensors (Emphasis on Fire and Gas Detectors)

    Abstract Because not all hazards are the same, identifying and quantifying the hazard is the starting point in choosing sensing technology. Not all detectors are the same, and they should be selected according to their ability to detect the hazard. This paper gives a broad summary of technologies that provide users reliable responses to hazardous conditions, that minimise false ...

  • Development of joining procedure for pole pieces of the electromagnet of the diverse safety rod in a fast breeder reactor

    In the prototype fast breeder reactor, the electromagnet for the diverse safety rod is welded using a non-magnetic filler to separate the magnetic poles. The pole pieces are made of soft iron, and the non-magnetic nickel base ERNiCr-3 was chosen as non-magnetic filler wire. The procedure followed for joining the pole pieces consisted of weld build-up of the inner and outer core pieces with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2013 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group's (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between the House and Senate). Speculation is currently rife ...


    By Acta Group

  • Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group's (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between the House and Senate). Speculation is currently rife ...


    By Acta Group

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