Month: August 2014
SuperFlash added three new online classes to its "Spark Speaks" series of online courses for gas safety! This NEW series of FREE online courses is perfect for welders, supervisors, or anyone who uses oxygen and / or fuel gas with their job. 1. Intro To Compressed Gas And Welding Gas Safety This course covers the characteristics of gases, explaining the difference between oxygen and fuel gas and what safety features should be used for each gas. 2. Choosing The Proper Flashback Arrestor For Your Application Goes into detail about the following topics: How accidents occure How flashback arrestors work The different types of flashback arrestors and where they should be placed on equipment (torch and regulators) Calculations of flows and pressures 3. How To Prevent Welding And Compressed Gas Accidents Different regulations from OSHA and CGA are discussed to include the training requirements and equipment maintenance to meet these regulations. We also review the
Come see the NEW "Spark Speaks" from SuperFlash! This NEW series of FREE online courses is perfect for welders, supervisors, or anyone who uses oxygen and / or fuel gas with their job. SuperFlash president, Dave Marquard has been in the welding and gas industry for 40+ years and all of our speakers have the expertise and experience to meet your training requirements. All participants receive a certificate of attendance to keep with their records, along with our speaker qualifications. We will be featuring the following classes in our NEW Spark Speaks online classes from SuperFlash: Introduction to Compressed Gas & Welding Gas Safety Choosing the proper flashback arrestor for your application How to prevent welding & compressed accidents? For class dates and availability, give us a call 888-327-7306.
Different sizes of torches and tips require different flow rates to operate properly. It is very important to understand the required gas flow for your process to ensure safe operation. High flow capacity flashback arrestors allow sufficient gas flow for larger heating and cutting tips. Additionally they have significantly longer service life because of their high flow capacity. A flashback arrestor can restrict gas flow if it is too small for the application, causing backfires, short tip life, poor quality work, and even equipment damage. Tip sizes and consumption rates vary for equipment from different manufactures. A good rule of thumb is to use a high flow arrestor for tip sizes larger than #4. However It is always better to size an arrestor based on the actual gas consumption. Flashback arrestor flow charts and technical service are available to help make the correct decision based on the equipment you are using. High flow flashback arrestors have a larger flame barrier