Welding is a work with certain danger. Because the acetylene hose transfer flammable gases. While the oxygen hose transfer the oxygen, which is to assist the burning. Thus once there was any problem, there will be serious gas leaks or even fire. Therefore, you have to consider the following factors when doing the welding work.
Before each use, inspect the PVC welding hose for any damages such as cut, wear, bulge or leak. While if any of them appears, you can’t use it and should change a new one.
Ensure that the PVC welding hose is compatible with the welding gases. Then ensure the hose is designed for the gases or fuels you intend to transport.
Do not exceed the max working pressure. Because this can lead to hose failure and potential safety hazard.
Store the welding hose in a cool and dry place. Then keep it away from direct sunlight, extreme temp and heat sources. Avoid storing the hoses in areas with sharp objects or chemicals that may cause damage.
Avoid Over bend
Do not excessively bend or kink PVC welding hoses. Because this can restrict gas flow and lead to premature wear or failure. While you can use proper supports and guides to maintain a smooth path for the hose.
Ensure that fittings are securely fastened to prevent gas leakage. While you can choose some clamps and fittings specially for welding hose.
PVC welding hoses have limited heat and flame resistance. Thus keep the hose away from sparks, open flames, hot surfaces, and other potential ignition sources. Do not expose the hose to excessive heat or direct contact with flames.
Training and Knowledge
Ensure that users of PVC welding hose are properly trained in their safe and correct usage. Besides, always follow the instruction from the supplier for a safe work.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Always wear PPE such as safety goggles, gloves and protective clothing. Because these can protect you from damages.
With above methods, you can make the welding work safe and effective.