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By David Gailey

Proper use of purge devices can extend the life of specialty gas equipment in corrosive gas systems

With the high cost of specialty gas equipment for corrosive and reactive gases, you need to protect your investment as much as possible. In this blog entry we discuss what steps you should take to extend the life of your equipment.

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By Doug Perry

What is the difference between A, B and C welding hoses?

This blog looks at the difference between welding hose - hose size, connection size, and gas usage.

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gas welding
By Doug Perry

What is the difference between gas welding and braze welding?

Gas welding and braze welding both require skill, patience and an oxy-fuel torch. There are several differences, however, between the two applications that require different techniques and materials.

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CGA connections on gas cylinders
By Harris Products Group

Why do cylinder valves have different thread types?

It is required in the U.S. by OSHA and the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) that cylinder valves be designed differently to prevent interchangeability with gas systems and equipment. This is one of the most important safety practices in the gas industry.

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Cutting with a Harris torch
By Harris Products Group

Will a Check Valve stop a Flashback?

A flashback is an uncontrolled flame that recesses back into your oxy-fuel gas equipment, upstream of the location where the gas is designed to mix. In order to have a flashback you must have oxygen and fuel mixed together.

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Machine cutting torches
By Harris Products Group

How to Use a Cutting Torch Tip Chart

Next to the manufacturer's operation manual and safety guidelines, the cutting tip chart is the next important printed advice for having a safe, great hand cutting torch experience. If you are having trouble lighting a torch, correctly adjusting the flame or the torch just will not stay lit, the cutting tip chart contains the most likely answers and is a good starting point.

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Harris two-stage regulator
By Harris Products Group

Two-Stage Regulators

The basic function of a gas pressure regulator is to reduce unusable high pressure from the source to a lower usable delivery pressure. Two-stage regulators are designed to lower the high pressure in two stages. They require less readjustment and provide a more constant delivery pressure despite changes in inlet pressure. They are exceptionally well suited for high pressure cylinder applications.

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Harris regulators at SkillsUSA
By Harris Products Group

Acetylene vs. Alternate Fuel Characteristics

When selecting between acetylene and alternate fuels, there are several factors that need to be evaluated. While cost is certainly a consideration, it's also important to know the characteristics of each gas. Choosing the wrong fuel gas for your application could end up costing you more in the long run. Here are some important characteristics of both gas types to help you make the best choice.

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Cutting on the plant floor
By Harris Products Group

Changing Just the Tip is Not Enough

If you are using an alternate fuel with equipment specifically designed for acetylene, you may not be realizing all the benefits of an alternate fuel. It often takes more than just changing the tip.

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