Handbook for Gas Welders is published by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi. The book reveals completed instructions for dealing with allied processes and gas welding manually. The term allied processes comprise oxygen cutting, brazing, braze welding and similar other processes. All the guidelines are in simple language and easy to grasp for welders. Welding terms (glossary) of common use are given in Appendix A of the book. Appendix B consists of a complete list of Indian Standards on welding.
The most important aspects of the book are welding techniques and procedure, welding and cutting equipment, elements of welding metallurgy, welding gases, method of ‘inspection and testing of welds, welding filler rods and fluxes, and safety in welding. The book also explains how to produce economical and quality welds. It stresses the training of welders practically and theoretically for producing durable, sound and economical welds. Further, the book tells safety measures while handling welding equipment and performing welds. The following is the contents of the handbook.
Handbook for Gas Welders: A Book on Gas Welding and Allied Processes
Table of Contents:
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Production and Distribution of Gases
Section 3: Oxy-Acetylene Equipment and Accessories
Section 4: Safety in Welding
Section 5: Welding Metallurgy
Section 6: Filler Rods and Fluxes
Section 7: Welding Technique and Procedure
Section 8: Inspection and Testing
Section 9: Oxygen Cutting
Section 10: Estimating and Costing
Appendix A: Definitions of Common Welding Terms
Appendix B: Indian Standards on Welding
Appendix C: Technical Committees
Thus, Handbook for Gas Welders is a unique manual for welders to deal with welding and gas welding. And the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has historical inspiration behind publishing this book. It favors training welders both theoretically and practically for producing strong and sound welds. Next, it explains things like fluxes, filler rods, inspection/testing tools, welding techniques, costing, distribution of gases, etc.
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