Gas is one of the most flammable sources in the world and working in close proximity with it makes your job an extremely dangerous practice.

If you’re a welder learning to be safe around electricity and gas is important, especially in an emergency. Find out how to protect your appliances during an outage, understand the benefits of safety and learn about a fire preparedness program.

For starters, do not smoke near gas. Under no circumstances should you attempt to light a cigarette or smoke near a source of gas. Keep your environment as safe as possible.

It is important that you make use of gas friendly equipment and use tools that are specifically geared towards welding around gas- like the right nozzles, etc.

We at E-Weld Online consider the safety of our clients and staff to be of extreme importance. We are here to help you with any concerns you may have, be it cylinder storage or handling of cylinders or material safety data.

We believe in investing in our staff to provide you with the right products, right approach to ensure that you receive the highest standards with the most competitive prices to save you money. All our staff have been trained to furnish you with best service.

Gas welding with oxygen and acetylene:

Acetylene is utilized with oxygen and is a highly recommended fuel gas for welding and cutting of metals due to its high flame temperature. Oxy-acetylene produces a flame temperature in excess of 6000 degrees making it perfect for welding and cutting.

Some important gas safety tips include…

  • Do not pour petrol near a gas appliance or outlet, petrol fumes may be ignited by the appliance flame
  • Do not fill your mower with petrol near a gas appliance or flue outlet
  • Do not spray aerosols near operating gas appliances
  • Don’t store chemicals or pressure packs on or near a gas appliance
  • Never use or store flammable materials such as petrol, mineral turpentine, paint or combustible cleaning solutions near a gas appliance
  • Turn off any pilot burners before using tile adhesive or solvents near a gas appliance

Regarding gas safety at home, if you smell gas, leave the area. Also, do not use a light switch, garage door opener, match, torch, phone or mobile phone as a spark could ignite the gas.