Month: April 2017

BOC’s guide to welding safety helmets

It’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, we take a look at why welding safety helmets are a critical piece of personal protective equipment. Safety is a major concern for BOC both that of our customers and employees – and it’s an issue we’re working to improve daily. For welders a major part of safe working is choosing the right helmet. This guide should help welders know what they should be getting from their welding helmet. Why you need one The helmet helps protect welders’ eyes, face, neck and ears from arc radiation, sparks...

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Why now is the time to switch to Lindoflamm® Special Burners

Lindoflamm® special burners are not only fast but also cost efficient. If you’re still not convinced that you should switch, then read on. What is Lindoflamm®? Lindoflamm® is the combination of two key factors – Lindoflamm® special burners and dissolved acetylene gas – that unite to create a process now being used in the heavy fabrication industry. Lindoflamm® is ideal for pre-heating thick plate or structural steel within the heavy fabrication industry such as shipbuilding, structural steel projects and the construction of wind turbines. Thanks to the safe delivery of acetylene, Lindoflamm® can get the material to temperature faster than alternative...

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The many benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

It really surprised me when a welder I was talking to recently said he used propane “because it’s a safer welding gas than oxy-acetylene”. As I drove home I thought why does this myth continue? I realised it must date back to the cautious safety procedures issued by the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in 2003. It inspired me to write my first blog on why acetylene should once again be the first choice for welders. Acetylene Vs propane We can thank the German Federal Institute for Materials (BAM) for shattering the myth that oxy-acetylene causes more disruption...

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