Oxyacetylene Welding

The Advantage Oxyacetylene Welding

Advantages of Oxy-Acetylene Welding

  • It’s easy to learn.

  • The equipment is cheaper than most other types of welding rigs (e.g. TIG welding)

  • The equipment is more portable than most other types of welding rigs (e.g.TIG welding)
  • OA equipment can also be used to “flame-cut” large pieces of material.

Disadvantages of Oxy-Acetylene Welding

  • OA weld lines are much rougher in appearance than other kinds of welds, and require more finishing if neatness is required.

  • OA welds have large heat affected zones (areas around the weld line that have had their mechanical properties adversely affected by the welding process

Source: http://www.stanford.edu/group/prl/prl_site/Content/Foundry_Area/Welding/Oxyacetylene.html