What is a heating tip used for?

Used for heat treating, bending, straightening, pre-heating, brazing, shrinking, forming, etc. Heads are manufactured from solid copper. Medium pressure oxy-propane or propane-based heating tips provide high heating performance with low-cost fuel gases including natural gas and propane-based gases.

What is the 1 7th rule?

The 1/7 rule simply means it is unsafe to flow more than 1/7th of an acetylene cylinder’s total contents. The biggest challenge with acetylene is in heating situations where large flows are needed. The most common heavy duty heating tip sold in the United States can require up to 80 cubic feet per hour of acetylene.

Why use a rosebud tip?

A rosebud is designed to use a lot of oxygen and acetylene gas flow. A cutting torch tip uses a lot of oxygen sometimes but a rosebud needs a lot of both gases flowing to keep it cool and to keep from popping back. As the tip heats, more inner tip ignition of gases will occur.

What is heating nozzle?

BOC multi-flame heating nozzles are designed to provide large volumes of heat for applications such as bending, straightening, pre-heating, brazing, shrinking, forming and many others. Heating nozzles deliver significant cost-savings by providing great amounts of quick, concentrated heat.

Can I weld with a torch?

Torch Welding Basics Torch welding equipment is quite effective and it can produce flame temperatures that go up to 3200° C or 5,620° F. Torch welding apparatus can be used to heat, cut weld, and braze different kinds of metals. It is powerful enough to even work with steel.

What is a cutting tip?

Cutting tips come in one-piece and two-piece styles. One-piece tips are used with acetylene and are made from copper alloy to withstand the heat of the cutting process (see Figure 2). The copper alloy is machined, drilled, and swaged over special wires to produce exact holes for preheats and cutting oxygen bores.

What happens if you break the 1 7th rule?

The 1/7th rule refers to the flow rate at which an operator dispenses the gas from the cylinder. If the flow rate exceeds the recommended flow rate, you’ll start to pull acetone through which can cause the acetylene to reduce.

What happens to acetylene above 15 psi?

Acetylene will not explode under low pressure at normal temperatures. However, it becomes unstable and spontaneously combustible when compressed to a pressure over 15 psi. Beyond 29.4 psi, it becomes self explosive, and a slight shock may cause it to explode even in the absence of air or oxygen.

What should my torch gauges be set at?

The recommended setting is for the fuel gas regulator to be set at 10 psig and the oxygen regulator at 45 psig. This recommendation applies when cutting less than 1.5 inch steel with the use of propane, propylene or natural gas.

What is Rosebud heating?

Rosebud Heating Nozzle is used to quickly convert a torch from cutting to heating.

Can I braze with a propane torch?

Brazing permanently joins two metals using a torch. You can use a propane torch to braze most metals you want to join. Propane torches are widely available in your local hardware stores, plumbing supply houses as well as at metalsmith and jewelry supply companies.

Is brazing as strong as welding?

Comparative Advantages. First, a brazed joint is a strong joint. A properly made brazed joint (like a welded joint) will in many cases be as strong or stronger than the metals being joined. Second, the joint is made at relatively low temperatures, ranging from about 1150°F to 1600°F (620°C to 870°C).

What are OSHA requirements for compressed gas cylinders?

OSHA compressed gas cylinder storage requirements should be followed on your site. A tank’s exposure to heat can render cracks and other weaknesses in the gas cylinders’ shells. This could obviously lead to a deadly explosion. Here are the compressed gas cylinder storage tips:

Where to place gas cylinders in your home?

The cylinders should be placed at the well-ventilated place at home. The cylinders should never be directly exposed to sunlight or any of the other sources of heat. The cylinders should also be kept away from flammable substances and electrical sockets.

What should you never do with a gas cylinder?

6-Transportation of Gas Cylinders: Usually people do mistake when it comes to the transportation of cylinder. It is observed that some of the users are habitual to roll it from a place to another. One should never roll the cylinder and the cylinder should never be thrown or dropped on the ground.

What should I do with my acetylene gas cylinder?

Never use copper tubing or fittings with acetylene cylinders. Cylinders should be secured so that they can’t cause injury or damage surrounding machinery. Use guards, chains, straps, or “dog bones” to avoid rolling or tipping cylinders. The weight of the cylinders should not exceed the max limit of any of these securing devices.