Preparation of the Joints For Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding on Mild Steel Metal

Preparation of the Joints Correct preparation of the parts to be joined is of great importance in the production of the successful welds. In addition thorough cleaning, ensure that all oil, grease, paint and oxides are removed from the parts. Preparations for the welding may include. (a) Suitable preparation of the edges along which the weld is to be made. (b) Accurate setting up of parts in relation to one other. (c) Preheating or other measures to avoid the stresses and distortion. Preparation of Edges Except when thin sheet metal…

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