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Category: General Interest

Can I use Propane or Propylene instead of Acetylene

Thursday, 19th March 2020

I take a lot of calls regarding using Oxygen + Propane or Oxygen + Propylene instead of Acetylene + Oxygen. Well the short answer to the Title question is, “Yes” and “No”. Sorry its ambiguous, but it all depends what you want to do!  Let me explain! Fuel Gas Options Oxygen + Fuel Gas kits used […]

No Rent Gas Cylinders

Thursday, 19th March 2020

No Rent Gas Cylinders have become very popular in recent Years. For those who cannot justify the cost of Renting a cylinder, but find disposable cylinders expensive, no rent gas cylinders are perfect. Rented Gas Cylinders Renting the Gas Cylinder has always been the traditional way of accessing Industrial type Refillable cylinders. Gas fills are […]

Gas Regulator Safety

Tuesday, 12th April 2022

It’s never a good idea to cut corners with Gas Equipment, it’s simply not worth the risk! Gas Regulator Safety should very much be at the top of anyone’s agenda when buying Gas Equipment. European Standard EN ISO 2503 First and foremost is checking that an Industrial Gas Regulator is conforms to EN ISO 2503. […]

How do I Dispose of Empty Gas Cylinders

Wednesday, 28th October 2020

“How do I dispose of empty Gas Cylinders” is a question I get asked a lot! Much will depend on the type of cylinder and the gas contained within it. Types of Gas Cylinder Refillable cylinders should always be returned to the supplier for recycling. Given there’s often a deposit on refillable cylinders it makes […]

Visit to the Lead Sheet Training Academy

Tuesday, 20th October 2020

I had a very interesting visit to the Lead Sheet Training Academy recently! I’ve visited many times before, but this trip was partly to meeting the new Director of Training and Operations, John Lewis. It was also a good opportunity to touch base with Sharon in the office and Simon, the Academy’s Lead Instructor, both […]

Mig Welding Gas

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Mig Welding Gas is required because it’s essential to keep Oxygen from the weld pool. Shielding gas does this by replacing the Oxygen containing air that’s all around the weld pool. Categories of Mig Welding Gas Mig Welding Gas falls into two basic categories, “Inert” & “Active”. Inert means the gas has no effect on the […]

How Much Wire is on a Mig Spool

Friday, 26th February 2021

I regularly get asked “How Much Wire is on a Mig Spool”, so I figured it was time I posted some figures 😀 0.6mm 0.8mm 1.0mm 1.2mm All of the figures are based on weighing a sample length of Mild Steel Mig Wire to calculate how much wire is on a Mig Spool. Figures for […]

Fuzz Townshend – Car SOS

Thursday, 19th March 2020

I first met Fuzz Townshend when he was a journalist at Practical Classics magazine and got involved in several projects with him including a Mig Welding project that saw Fuzz choosing one of our Mig Welders. Since then, a few years have passed and now Fuzz co-presents Car SOS on Channel 4, where our Mig […]

Air Fed Welding Masks

Thursday, 19th March 2020

February 2019 saw a “Safety Alert” from the Health & Safety Executive. The notice reports on new Scientific Evidence that links Welding Fume exposure to Lung Cancer. Click the “H&S Safety Alert” Text Link below to view, or Downloaded via the “Download” Button: Welding Fume Protection There is no single solution to Welding Fume Protection […]

Welded Scrap Metal Art

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Hi Everyone I recently attended an International Welding Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany. Whilst wandering around I came across an impressive display of Welded Scrap Art. OK, so most of us would have seen this sort of thing before, but it’s the first time I’ve seen more than one piece in one place.  All were made […]