In the industry production, we need welding in almost everywhere. While when doing welding work, the oxygen hose and acetylene hose will be necessary. Oxygen hose is to deliver oxygen during the welding. While acetylene hose is to deliver flammable gas. Include acetylene, Co2 and propane. They are widely used in ship building, machine, pipeline and other industries.
However, welding is a dangerous work. Once there was any incorrect operation, the serious safe accident may happen. For example, the hose is on fire and then explode.
Reasons for oxygen hose and acetylene hose explosion
1. The temper fire enter the hose
2. Oxygen and acetylene mix with each other inside the hose
3. Because of wear, squeeze, corrosion or poor maintenance, the hose ages or leaks.
4. The quality of such hose is bad
5. There was grease on the hose
6. High speed air current cause static. Then there was electric spark.
Then how to avoid oxygen hose problem?
First of all, you have to choose a high quality hose. Because quality determines all. A quality hose not only has longer service life, but also makes your welding work more safe. Orientflex is such a supplier for welding hose.
Second, protect your hose well. Prevent your hose against sunlight shoot, rain and snow. Besides, keep your hose away from the touch with acid, alkali, oil and solvents. In addition, keep your hose at least 1 meter from heat resource. After use, store it in dry place. While the temp should be within -15℃-40℃.
Third, never mix the oxygen and acetylene together. Besides, you can’t transfer oxygen with an acetylene hose. Moreover, don’t blow out the barrier in acetylene hose with an oxygen hose.
Fourth, maintain your welding hose regularly. Find out if there was any leakage or damage.
Last, welding work needs a large amount of oxygen. Thus you should open the valves on the oxygen bottle to make sure enough oxygen deliver.
Above are the factors you should focus on in welding work. If you still have questions, please just contact Orientflex.