Oxy-Acetylene Techniques

  • Peter F. Woods
Part of the Engineering craft studies series book series (ECS)


Although the oxy-acetylene processes have been superseded in great measure by modern techniques like M.I.G. welding and plasma-arc cutting, they are still, because of their versatility, used in some industries; car manufacturers, for instance, still use the process and almost every garage and small workshop has its oxy-acetylene welding and cutting equipment.


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Further Study

  1. A. Dickason, Technology of Sheet Metalwork, Pitman, London, 1967Google Scholar
  2. F. Koenigsberger and J. R. R. Adair, Welding Technology, Macmillan, London, 1966Google Scholar
  3. D. Romans and Eric Norman Simons, Welding Processes and Technology, Pitman, London, 1968Google Scholar
  4. B. E. Rossi, Welding Engineering, McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead, 1954Google Scholar
  5. B.O.C. Ltd, Acetylene, its Properties, Production and Uses, Waltham Cross, 1969Google Scholar
  6. B.O.C. Ltd, Handbook of Operating Instructions, Waltham Cross, 1970Google Scholar
  7. B.O.C. Ltd, Production of Oxygen, Nitrogen and the Inert Gases, Waltham CrossGoogle Scholar
  8. B.O.C. Ltd, Safety in the use of Compressed Gas Cylinders, Waltham CrossGoogle Scholar
  9. Department of Employment and Productivity, Repair of Drums and Small TanksGoogle Scholar
  10. Welding Institute, Health and Safety in Welding, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  11. H.M.S.O. Booklet 3 (New series), Bulk Liquid Storage of Liquefied Gas CylindersGoogle Scholar
  12. H.M.S.O. Booklet 34 (New series), Guide to the Use of Flame Arresters and Explosion ReliefsGoogle Scholar
  13. H.M.S.O. Forms 386 and 1926 Google Scholar
  14. H.M.S.O. Safety booklet 18 Google Scholar

Books and instruction manuals

  1. C. G. Bainbridge and F. Clarke, Oxy-acetylene Welding Repair Manual, B.O.C. Ltd, Waltham Cross, 1968Google Scholar
  2. Ethel Browning, Toxicity of Industrial Metals, Butterworth, London, 1969Google Scholar
  3. G. Love, The Theory and Practice of Metalwork, Longman, London, 1967Google Scholar
  4. B.O.C. Ltd, Handbook for Oxy-acetylene Welding, Waltham Cross, 1967Google Scholar
  5. B.O.C. Ltd, Rightward Welding Booklet 1, Waltham Cross, 1967Google Scholar
  6. B.O.C. Ltd, Vertical Welding Booklet 6, Waltham Cross, 1967Google Scholar
  7. British Acetylene Association, Portable Apparatus for Welding, LondonGoogle Scholar
  8. Lincoln Electric Co., Metals and How to Weld Them, Machinery Publishing, BrightonGoogle Scholar
  9. Welding Institute, Brazing, Soldering and Braze Welding, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  10. H.M.S.O. Booklet 35 (New series), Basic Rules for Health and Safety at workGoogle Scholar
  11. H.M.S.O. Form 814, Memorandum on Explosion and Gassing Risks in the Examination and Repair of Tanks and StillsGoogle Scholar
  12. BS 349:1973 Identification of contents of industrial gas cylindersGoogle Scholar
  13. BS 638:1966 Arc welding plant, equipment and accessoriesGoogle Scholar
  14. BS 679:1959 Filters for use during welding and similar industrial operationsGoogle Scholar
  15. BS 1389:1960 Dimensions for hose connexions for welding and cutting equipmentGoogle Scholar
  16. BS 1547:1959 Flameproof industrial clothing (materials and design)Google Scholar
  17. BS 1821:1957 Class I oxy-acetylene welding for steel pipelines and pipe assemblies for carrying fluidsGoogle Scholar
  18. BS 2640:1955 Class II oxy-acetylene welding of steel pipelines and pipe assemblies for carrying fluidsGoogle Scholar
  19. BS 2653:1955 Protective clothing for weldersGoogle Scholar
  20. The Gas Cylinders (Conveyance) Regulation, S., R. and O., 1938–654Google Scholar
  21. The Petroleum (Carbide of Calcium) Order, S., R. and O., 1947–1442Google Scholar

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