What is the 1/7 acetylene rule?
By Neal Lembke

What is the 1/7 acetylene rule?

Acetylene by nature is an unstable gas that has limitations. The 1/7 rule protects operators from unsafe operating conditions. But what, exactly, does the 1/7 rule say and what effect does it have on acetylene cylinders? This blog entry written by Neal Lembke answers those questions.

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DYK 2019-006
By Chad Koens

Did you know that gas flames produce infrared radiation?

Gas flames produce infrared radiation, which may have a harmful effect on the skin and especially on the eyes. Proper eye protection is vital to prevent permanent retinal damage.

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Hose blog image
By Doug Perry

What is the difference between A, B and C welding hoses?

This blog looks at the difference between welding hose - hose size, connection size, and gas usage.

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gas welding
By Doug Perry

What is the difference between gas welding and braze welding?

Gas welding and braze welding both require skill, patience and an oxy-fuel torch. There are several differences, however, between the two applications that require different techniques and materials.

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TIG welding
By Harris Products Group

What is the difference between RG45 & RG60 welding wire?

Both are solid wire oxyfuel welding rods, but each has its own distinct characteristics.

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Cutting with a Harris torch
By Harris Products Group

Will a Check Valve stop a Flashback?

A flashback is an uncontrolled flame that recesses back into your oxy-fuel gas equipment, upstream of the location where the gas is designed to mix. In order to have a flashback you must have oxygen and fuel mixed together.

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Harris two-stage regulator
By Harris Products Group

Two-Stage Regulators

The basic function of a gas pressure regulator is to reduce unusable high pressure from the source to a lower usable delivery pressure. Two-stage regulators are designed to lower the high pressure in two stages. They require less readjustment and provide a more constant delivery pressure despite changes in inlet pressure. They are exceptionally well suited for high pressure cylinder applications.

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Harris regulators at SkillsUSA
By Harris Products Group

Acetylene vs. Alternate Fuel Characteristics

When selecting between acetylene and alternate fuels, there are several factors that need to be evaluated. While cost is certainly a consideration, it's also important to know the characteristics of each gas. Choosing the wrong fuel gas for your application could end up costing you more in the long run. Here are some important characteristics of both gas types to help you make the best choice.

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Pipeline regulator with gas cutting torch
By Harris Products Group

What's the Difference between a Pipeline and Station Regulator?

There is little difference between a pipeline regulator and station regulator other than the inlet fitting. Learn the reasons why this change was implemented, and how it keeps you safe.

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