"Oxyfuel Cutting Applications" provides an overview of the oxyfuel cutting process and its safety requirements, equipment components, and operating procedures. Before performing oxyfuel cutting, it is important to correctly setup the oxyfuel outfit and perform essential safety inspections. After lighting an oxyfuel torch, an operator must control the ratio of gas to produce a neutral cutting flame. During the cutting process, an operator must control specific variables, including tip height, gas flow rate, travel speed, and torch angles. Understanding these variables along with the proper cutting procedures help produce a quality oxyfuel cut. The information in this class helps prepare users to perform oxyfuel cutting, a popular thermal cutting process with a variety of applications. After taking this class, users will be familiar with many of the considerations and variables that go into oxyfuel cutting, which is essential to safely and successfully producing quality cuts.
- Define oxyfuel cutting
- Describe the oxyfuel cutting process
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of oxyfuel cutting
- Distinguish between oxygen and acetylene cylinders
- Describe the functions of regulators and hoses used in oxyfuel cutting
- Describe the components of an oxyfuel cutting torch
- Distinguish between positive-pressure and injector cutting torches
- Describe proper maintenance procedures for oxyfuel cutting equipment
- Describe the appropriate equipment setup and inspection for oxyfuel cutting
- Describe the steps involved in safely lighting and adjusting an oxyfuel cutting torch
- Identify neutral, carburizing, and oxidizing flames
- Describe the proper way to preheat and initiate an oxyfuel cut
- Distinguish between underhand and overhand grip
- Describe the process variables that affect the quality of oxyfuel cuts
- Describe the proper steps for turning off and securing oxyfuel equipment
- Describe personal protective equipment used in oxyfuel cutting
- Distinguish between backfire, sustained backfire, and flashback
- Describe safe handling and storage procedures for oxyfuel gases.
- Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including engineers, technicians and managers, particularly handling welding operations.
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