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Welding
Principles and Practices
Third Edition

Sacks and Bohnart

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Principles
Chapter 11
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Objectives
1. List the percentage of usage of SMAW in the industry. 2. Name the components that make up the schematic representation of the shielded metal arc. 3. Know the maximum arc temperature of an SMAW electrode. 4. List the four constant current welding machines.
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Objectives
5. List the common type and uses of constant current welding machines. 6. Name the power supply ratings. 7. Name the characteristics of the four basic types of welding machines. 8. Choose the correct cable size based on the application. 9. List the welder¶s safety equipment.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
‡ Manual arc welding
± Heat for welding generated by electric arc established between flux-covered consumable metal rod (electrode) and work

‡ Called stick electrode welding ‡ Combustion and decomposition of electrode creases gaseous shield
± Protects electrode tip, weld puddle, arc, and highly heated work from atmospheric contamination
‡ Additional shielding provided by covering of molten slag (flux)
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Inc.SMAW American Welding Society 11 .5 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Permission required for reproduction or display. .

Process Capability ‡ Shielded metal arc welding one of most used of various electric arc welding processes 9% 13% 42% 2% SMAW GMAW/FCAW GTAW SAW Others 34% 11 .6 .

more portable and less costly ‡ Can be done indoors or outdoors.SMAW Advantages ‡ Equipment less complex. in any location and any position ‡ Electrodes available to match properties and strength of most base metals ± Not used for welding softer metals ± Not as efficient in deposition 11 .7 .

8 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. . work.SMAW Operating Principles ‡ Sets up electric circuit ± Includes welding machine. Inc. electric cables. Permission required for reproduction or display. electrode holder and electrodes. and a work clamp ‡ Heat of electric arc brings work to be welded and consumable electrode to molten state ± Heat intense: as high at 9.000ºF at center 11 .

Welding Process ‡ Electric arc started by striking work with electrode ‡ Heat of arc melts electrode and surface of base metal ‡ Tiny globules of molten metal form on tip of electrode and transferred by arc into molten pool on work surface ‡ After weld started. arc moved along work 11 .9 .

10 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Permission required for reproduction or display. Inc. .SMAW Operating Principle American Welding Society 11 .

Welding Power Sources ‡ Each type of power source has fundamental electrical differences that best suit particular processes ‡ Welding machine ± Must meet changing arc load and environmental conditions instantly ± Must deliver exact amount of electric current precisely at right time to welding arc ‡ Available in wide variety of types and sizes 11 .11 .

12 .Welding Power Sources ‡ Also known as power supplies and welding machines ‡ Two classifications ± Output slope ‡ Whether constant current or constant voltage ± Power source type ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Transformer Transformer-rectifier Inverter Generator 11 .

Type of Output Slope ‡ Two basic types ± Constant current ‡ Referred to as variable voltage ± Constant voltage ‡ Referred to as constant potential 11 .13 .

. Permission required for reproduction or display.14 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.Output Slope ‡ Relationship between output voltage and output current (amperage) of machine as current increased or decreased ± Also called volt-ampere characteristic or curve ‡ Largely determines how much welding current will change for given change in load voltage ± Permits welding machine to control welding heat and maintain stable arc 11 . Inc.

15 .Output Slope ‡ Indicates type and amount of electric current designed to produce ‡ Each arc welding process has characteristic output slope ± SMAW and GTAW require steep output slope from constant current welding machine ± GMAW and FCAW require relatively flat output slope from constant voltage power source ± Submerged arc welding adaptable to either slop 11 .

Permission required for reproduction or display.16 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.Typical Output Slopes 11 . Inc. .

welding current ± May be either d. electric motor ‡ No longer being manufactured and rarely found ‡ Transformer-rectifiers ± Use basic electrical transformer to step down a. welding voltage ± Welding voltage then passed through rectifier to convert a.Four Types of Power Source ‡ Engine-driven generators ± Powered by gas or diesel combustion engine ± Can be found with a.c. output to d.-d. line power voltage to a.c.c.c.c. or d.c. or a.c.c.17 .c. machines 11 .

C. or d. or both ± Produce a. constant voltage.c.Four Types of Power Source ‡ A.c. welding voltage ‡ Inverters ± Increases frequency of incoming primary power ± Constant current. line power voltage to a.18 .c.c. transformers ± Used to step down a. welding current 11 .

or d.c. ± Shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding must use constant current machine ± Gas metal arc prefers constant voltage machine 11 .Power Sources ‡ Important to select right power source for each job ‡ Table 11-1 "Common types and uses of arc welding machines" should be studied ‡ Study of job indicates whether a.c.19 .

20 . or droopers ‡ Load voltage decreases as welding current increases 11 .Constant Current Welding Machines ‡ Used for shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding ± Current remains fairly constant regardless of changes in arc length ± Called drooping voltage. variable voltage.

Constant Current Output Slope ‡ Constant current welding machines ± Steep output slope ± Available in both d.21 . welding current ‡ Steeper the slope. and a.c.c. the smaller current change ‡ Enables welder to control welding current in specific range by changing length of arc 11 .

Permission required for reproduction or display.22 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. .Constant Current Output Slope Some jobs require steep volt-ampere curve Other jobs use less steep volt-ampere curve 11 . Inc.

23 .Open Circuit Voltage ‡ Voltage generated by welding machine when no welding being done ± Machine running idle ‡ Arc voltage ± Voltage generated between electrode and work during welding ‡ Load voltage ± Voltage at output terminals of welding machine when arc is going ± Combination of arc voltage plus voltage drop in welding circuit 11 .

Open Circuit and Arc Voltage
‡ Open circuit voltage runs between 50-100 volts
± Drops to arc voltage when arc struck

‡ Arc voltages
± Range: 36 volts (long arc) to 18 volts (short arc) ± Determined by arc length held by welder and type of electrode used

‡ Arc lengthened, arc voltage increases and current decreases
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Open Circuit and Arc Voltage
‡ Open circuit voltage on constant current machines higher than on most constant voltage machines ‡ Arc voltage depends on physical arc length at point of welding and controlled by welder
± Shielded metal arc welding ± Gas Tungsten arc welding

‡ Arc voltage much lower than open circuit voltage
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Motor Generator Welding Machines
‡ Usually supply only direct current
± Can be made to supply a.c.

‡ Most constant current type ‡ Used chiefly for shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding

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Motor-Generator Welding Machine
Sturdy steel lifting eye Large voltmeter Calibrated dial for easy, fine adjustment of heat and relation between voltage and current Outer wheel and dial for selecting desired welding range Stop button
Hobart Brothers Co.

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. Permission required for reproduction or display. Inc.Motor-Generator Welding Machine Ground cable connector Optional steel guard Pressed steel bearing cap Heavy-duty ball bearings Arc welded copper squirrel cage rotor Motor stator Heavy steel fan Hobart Brothers Co. 11 .28 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Arc welded steel frame 11 .Motor-Generator Welding Machine Steel frame Fourpole "Multi-Range" generator Heavy-duty metallic graphite brushes Large commutator Heavy-duty ball bearings Pressed steel bearing cap Hobart Brothers Co.29 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. . Permission required for reproduction or display.

11 . Permission required for reproduction or display.30 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. . Inc.Motor-Generator Welding Machine Removable steel covers Heavy-duty single unit steel shaft Welding cable connector Polarity switch Large ammeter Steel turret top with removable cover Hobart Brothers Co.

31 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.Motor Generator Welding Machine for SMAW Variable voltage control Instruction on the Name-plate Polarity switch Constant voltage The Lincoln Co. . Toggle switch Current control 11 .

Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Motor Generator Welding Machine The Lincoln Electric Co.32 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. 11 .External Construction of d. .c.

Internal Construction of a D. .33 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. 11 . Inc. Motor Generator Welding Machine The Lincoln Electric Co. Permission required for reproduction or display.C.

34 .Motor Generator Desirable Characteristics ‡ Have forceful penetrating arc ‡ Versatile ± Can be used to weld all metals that are weldable by arc process ‡ Flexible ± With proper electrode. can be used in all positions ‡ Durable and have long machine life 11 .

35 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. 11 . Co. generator. d. Permission required for reproduction or display. .c. and exciter built on single shaft Generators used in the field Miller Electric Mfg.c.Generators ‡ Classified by type of motor that drives generator ‡ Consists of a. motor. The Lincoln Electric Co. Inc.

500 ampere rated for use with automatic submerged arc welding equipment ‡ Manual welding machine idle sometimes ‡ Automatic power supply units 100% duty cycle ± Should not be used at or beyond max over extended period 11 .Sizes ‡ Determined on basis of amperage ‡ Range ± 100-ampere rated for home ± 1.36 .

37 . cleaned frequently and replaced when necessary ‡ Brushes need frequent inspection for wear ± Check commutator for wear or burning ‡ Rewound and turned on lathe ‡ Main bearings on shaft inspected and greased at each 6-month period ± Clean old grease out of bearing housings 11 .Maintenance ‡ Contacts of starter switch and control rheostat should be inspected.

38 .Start and Stop Buttons ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Purpose of starting and stopping the motor Start button black Stop button red Important buttons be engaged firmly 11 .

c. electrode negative) ± Electrode connected to negative terminal of power source and work connected to positive terminal ‡ DCEP (d.Polarity Switch ‡ Electrode negative and electrode positive used in d. welding ‡ DCEN (d. electrode positive) ± Electrode connected to positive terminal of power source and work connected to negative terminal ‡ Switch changes to either electrode positive or electrode negative 11 .39 .c.c.

single meter that indicates both volts and amperes ‡ Button engaged to get individual readings ‡ Would need second person for monitoring ‡ Increased demand for additional devices so meters have been discontinued by some manufacturers 11 . individual meters for volts and amperes ± Some.40 .Volt-Ampere Meters ‡ Sometimes serve dual purpose ± Can indicate polarity as well as current ± Others.

Current Controls ‡ Amperage ± Quantity of current ± Determines amount of heat produced at weld ‡ Voltage ± Measure of force of current ± Determines ability to strike an arc and maintain its consistency ‡ Two types of dual control generators ± Tapped-step current control ± Continuously variable current control 11 .41 .

restricting characteristics. soft or digging arc required.Dual Tapped-Current Control ‡ Coarse adjustment dial selects current range ± Called steps or taps ± Impossible to secure current value between two steps by setting dial between them ‡ Fine adjustment dial trims current between steps ± Whether set high or low depends on type and size of electrode. and Position of welding 11 . arc starting.42 . thickness of metal.

43 .Dual Continuous Control ‡ Coarse adjustment dial continuously adjusts current ‡ Fine dial adjusts both current(amperage) and open circuit voltage ± Operator adjusts output slope for given current setting by manipulating both coarse and fine adjustment dials together ‡ Wheel or knob on both amperage and voltage setting devices gives welder continuous control of both 11 .

Inc. Co. Co. Permission required for reproduction or display. FCAW and PAC.44 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. 11 . GTAW.Engine Driven Generator Miller Electric Mfg. . SMAW. Capable of SMAW. Miller Electric Mfg.

45 .Remote Control ‡ Welding machines may be installed in remote part of plant ‡ Welder may adjust current without leaving job ‡ Timesaving on work ± Welder does not have to leave fabrication to readjust current 11 .

Air Filters ‡ Wear in arc welding machines costly ± Cost of replacement parts and labor ± Loss of production due to nonuse of machine ‡ Bearing wear critical ± May be reduced through use of air filter fitted on suction end of motor generator machine ‡ Filter cleaned regularly ± High pressure air.46 . commercial solvent or steam 11 .

Permission required for reproduction or display. 11 . The Lincoln Electric Co.D. Inc. Co. .47 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Transformer-Rectifier Welding Machines ‡ Have many designs and purposes ‡ Flexibility one reason for wide acceptance ± Deliver either DCEN or DCEP ‡ May be used for: ± Stick electrode welding ± Gas tungsten arc welding ± Submerged arc welding ± Multi-operator systems ± Stud welding Miller Electric Mfg.C.

48 .c.c. to d. ‡ Third important part is ventilating fan ± Keeps rectifier from overheating ‡ Design improves arc stability and makes it easy to hold short arc which is soft and steady ‡ No major rotating parts so consume little power 11 .Transformer-Rectifier Machines ‡ Have two basic parts ± Transformer for producing and regulating alternating current that enters machine ± rectifier that converts a.

c.c. remote control often built into machine 11 .-D.C.c. or d.A. and electrode negative or electrode positive ‡ Switch ± Permits welder to use only transformer part of machine for a. welding ± Flipping switch then output current directed through rectifier which converts it to d.c. balance controls for a.c. operation. Transformer-Rectifier Welding Machines ‡ Permit welder to select either a. welding ‡ High frequency arc-starting devices.C. water/gas flow controls.49 .

. The Lincoln Electric Co. Permission required for reproduction or display.50 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.-d.c. Portable SMAW/GTAW welding machine 11 . Co. GTAW/SMAW machine. Inc. The Lincoln Electric Co.C. A 300 amp a.c. Transformer-Rectifier Welding Machines A 300 amp model shown in use Miller Electric Mfg.C.A.-D.

Co The Lincoln Electric Co. low voltage current required for welding ‡ Especially suited for heavy work Miller Electric Mfg. Permission required for reproduction or display. . Transformer Welding Machines ‡ Most popular a.A. 11 . Inc. welding machine ‡ Function of transformer ± Step down high voltage of input current to high amperage.c.C.51 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.

52 . Power Sources ‡ Reduces tendency to arc blow ‡ Can use larger electrodes ± Resulting in faster speeds on heavy materials ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Lower cost Decreased power consumption High overall electrical efficiency Noiseless operation Reduced maintenance 11 .c.Advantages of a.

Inverter Welding Machines ‡ Portable. . Inc.D. lightweight. constant voltage or both ‡ Can perform several different processes Miller electric Mfg.C.C. Co. and versatile ‡ May be either constant current. 11 .53 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. and A. The Lincoln Electric Co.-D.C. Permission required for reproduction or display.

lubrication ‡ Transformer-rectifiers and inverters have no moving parts 11 .Cost Comparisons: Arc Power Sources ‡ Three main areas ± Cost of purchasing equipment (nearly equal) ± Operating efficiency ‡ Motor generator machine: 52-65% ‡ Transformer-rectifiers: 64-72% ‡ Inverters: 85% See Table 11-2 for more comparisons ± Maintenance ‡ Motor generator machine: replacing parts.54 .

Multiple-Operator Systems ‡ Can be installed away from work site and be connected to control panels close to welding operator ‡ When using direct current.c. ‡ Power: 600-2. lowers operating cost Miller Electric Mfg. Permission required for reproduction or display. Co.55 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. 11 . . all welders must weld with same polarity ‡ Most installations are d. saves space and cable. Inc.500 amperes ‡ Cost less.

56 .Power Supply Ratings ‡ Standards set ± The National Electrical manufacturers Association ± Occupational Safety and Health Administration ‡ Provide guidelines for manufacture and performance of power sources ‡ Rated by ± Current output ± Efficiency of output ± Open circuit voltage ± Power factor ± Duty cycle 11 .

57 .Current Output ‡ Rated on basis of current output in amperes ‡ Amperage range ± 200 amperes or less for light or medium work ± Over 2.000 amperes for submerged arc welding 11 .

c.Open Circuit Voltage ‡ Maximum allowable used for manual welding ± 80 volts for a. machines ± 100 volts for d. machines ‡ Very smooth output (less than 2% ripple) ‡ Automatic machine welding ± Some constant current machines rated up to 125 ± Constant voltage types normally rated from 15 to 50 11 .c.c. or a.58 .c.-d.

automatic machine welding ± Rating of 60% means machine can be used at its capacity 6 out of every 10 minutes without damage ‡ Satisfactory for heavy SMAW and GTAW 11 .Duty Cycle ‡ Percentage of any given 10-minute period that machine can operate at rated current without overheating or breaking down ± Rating of 100% means machine can be used at rated amperage on continuous basis ‡ Required by continuous.59 .

Efficiency ‡ Relationship of secondary power output to primary power input ± Indicated in percent ‡ Determined by losses through machine when actually welding at rated current and voltage ‡ Average efficiencies ± Motor generator welding machines: 50% ± Transformer-rectifier: 70% ± Inverter: 85% 11 .60 .

transformer-rectifiers: 75% ‡ Single-phase a.c.c.c. primary line power ± Primary power used divided by amount total drawn ± Expressed in percent ‡ Three-phase d.61 .Power Factor ‡ Measure of how effectively welding machine makes use of a. power units: 55% ‡ Welding machines can be purchased with power factor correction 11 .

Power Cable ‡ Conductors of ample capacity and adequately insulated for voltage transmit power ‡ Necessary to ground frame of welding machine ± Portable cable with extra conductor fastened to machine frame on one end and solid ground on other ‡ Important cable adequately insulated with tough abrasion-resisting insulation ± Stand up under rough usage in welding shops 11 .62 .

11 .Electrode and Work Cable ‡ Required to complete electric circuit between welding machine and work ± Electrode cable (welding cable) attached to electrode holder ± Work cable attached to work ‡ Rubber-covered multistrand copper cable generally used ± Must have high flexibility The Lincoln Electric Co.63 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. .

Special composition and curing of heavy rubber covering 11 . Paper wrapping around wires allows conductor to slip within robber covering when bent C. Inc. Wires stranded for extra flexibility B.Cable Core Construction ‡ ‡ Woven of thousands of very fine copper wire ± Greater the number of strands the more flexible Components A.64 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Extra strength from open-braided reinforcement of extra cotton cords D. Permission required for reproduction or display. .

65 .Work Cable ‡ Not necessary to have flexibility of electrode cable See Table 11-3 to help choose the right size of welding cable ‡ Important considerations ± Amperage of welding machine ± Distance from work ± Usually same cable used ‡ Larger cable ± Greater the amperage and greater the distance ± Resistance increases as diameter of cable decreases 11 .

. Permission required for reproduction or display.66 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.Cable Lugs ‡ Required on both electrode cable and work cable ± Soldered or fastened mechanically ± Connections MUST be tight and secure 11 . Inc.

Rotary type Lenco dba NLC. Inc. thus permits work clamp to be attached in seconds. Clamp welded to part. 11 . Lenco dba NLC. Permission required for reproduction or display. and on weld positioners. heavy metal weight. many types of clamps may be used ± Copper hook.67 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. C-clamp ± Specialized work clamps This clamp stops twisting and turning of welding cable where work rotates.Work Clamps ‡ Variety of structures to be welded. pressure vessels. Inc. Inc. It is generally used in fabricating Spring loaded C-clamp tanks. Inc. . Lenco dba NLC.

. 11 .Quick Connector ‡ Attached to ends of different lengths of cables ‡ Allow quick and easy attachment to any length cable Lenco dba NLC. This connector has cam-type action that ensures positive stop and lock and cannot come loose or accidentally fall apart. Permission required for reproduction or display. Inc. Inc.68 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Permission required for reproduction or display. 11 .69 . Inc.Metal Electrode Holders ‡ Device used for holding electrode mechanically ‡ Conveys electric current from welding cable to electrode ‡ Insulated handle protects hand from heat ‡ Jaws of holder grip electrode at any angle ‡ Made of metal with high electrical conductivity and ability to withstand high temperatures Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Lenco dba NLC. Inc.

70 .Metal Electrode Holders ‡ Jaws can be replaced with new ones ‡ Should be light in weight. well-balanced and have comfortable grip ‡ Size of holder must be in line with size of welding machine ‡ Fully insulated so stays cool even with high duty cycles 11 .

Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.Spring Type Electrode Holder Lenco dba NLC. 11 . Inc.71 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. .

Permission required for reproduction or display.Short-stub Electrode Holder One-ton pressure contact High welding current conductance Special extruded copper-alloy body Cable connections Bernard Welding Equipment Co.72 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Entirely insulated Holds electrodes burned to very short stub.000 pounds. 11 . Lifeguard insulation Twist-type locking device permits electrodegripping power in excess of 2. . Inc.

. Permission required for reproduction or display. Jackson Products Co.Angle-head Electrode Holder Shorter and lighter than other holders of comparable capacity. 11 . Inc. Available in sizes of 400 and 600 amperes and takes electrodes from 1/16 through 5/16 inch in diameter.73 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Other Electric Arc processes ‡ Generates heat for several major welding processes ± Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) ± Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) ‡ Arc cutting utilizes much of same equipment as arc welding 11 .74 .

Carbon Arc Welding ‡ Welding heat comes from arc formed between base metal and carbon electrode or arc formed between two carbon electrodes ± With or without addition of filler rod ‡ Carbon electrodes available: 1/4. 5/16.75 . 3/8 inch ‡ Alternating current: 30-125 amperes ‡ Metal electrode holders not suitable ± Carbon electrode hotter than metal electrode 11 .

Twin Carbon Electrode Holder Two leads are required because the arc is created between the two electrodes. Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. The Lincoln Electric Co. . Larger than the metal electrode holder Holder is water cooled 11 . Metal shield to protect welder's hand from intense heat.76 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Atomic-Hydrogen Arc Welding ‡ Process in which electric arc surrounded by atmosphere of hydrogen ± Gas shields molten metal from oxidation and contamination from the air ± Transfers heat from electrode to work ± Arc formed between two electrodes ‡ Temperature produced by arc: 7.500ºF ‡ Current supplied by a.c.77 . welding transformer ‡ Hydrogen supplied in cylinders 11 .

Atomic-Hydrogen Electrode Holder General Electric Co. Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.78 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. 11 . .

ductile. low operating cost. and low maintenance cost 11 .79 . nonporous and free from impurities ± Surface free from scale ‡ May weld hard-to-weld metals ‡ Advantages: increased production.Atomic-Hydrogen Arc Welding ‡ Metal of same analysis as being welded can be deposited ‡ Welds may be heat treated ± Unusually smooth.

shield in front of face 11 . and skin any distance within 20 feet Hand shield so person may hold Fibre-Metal Products Co. . Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.Hand and Head Shields ‡ Brilliant light caused by electric arc contains two kinds of invisible rays which injure eyes and skin ± Ultraviolet ± Infrared ‡ Rays affect eyes within 50 feet.80 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Inc.81 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Permission required for reproduction or display.Hand and Head Shields ‡ Also called hood or helmet ± Attached to adjustable headband ‡ Allows it to be moved up or down as wearer desires ‡ Dependable protection ± Both hands free to grasp electrode holder ‡ Partial protection ± Must also wear leather or nonflammable cap for adequate protection Fibre-Metal Products Co. Fibre-Metal Products Co. 11 . .

pressed-fiber insulating material ‡ Shields fully molded at top and bottom to protect head and neck ‡ Usually black to reduce reflection with window frame to hole protective lens Fibre-Metal Products Co. Wilson Products 11 . Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Chrome leather helmets ideal for hard-to-get-into areas. . Flip-front welding helmet permits welder to inspect and brush weld without lifting the hood.82 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.Hand and Head Shields ‡ Constructed of heat-resisting.

Head Shield Lens ‡ Sizes: 2 x 4. infrared rays.25 ‡ Colored to screen out ultraviolet.83 . and most of visible rays ‡ Variety of shades of color ± Density depends on brilliance of arc ± Varies with size of electrode and volume of current ‡ Side exposed to weld pool protected by clear polycarbonate plastic cover lens ± Protect costly filter lens from molten metal spatter and breakage (replaced when pitted and clouded) 11 .5 x 5.5 or 4.

or avoiding inadvertent arc strikes ‡ Single shade or variable shades ‡ Filter can switch from light to dark in less than 1/10. . Permission required for reproduction or display.Auto-darkening Electronic Filter Helmet ‡ Useful when working close . Jackson Products Co. quarters.84 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. doing high production work.000 of a second ‡ Battery powered ± May have solar battery booster 11 . Inc.

Safety Glasses ‡ Should be worn ± Also behind hood to prevent severe arc flash reaching eyes ‡ Can Absorb more than 99.85 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. and comfortable ‡ Lenses have light tint (Not dark!) and tented side shields © RobCrandall/The Image Works 11 . well ventilated. Permission required for reproduction or display.9% harmful ultraviolet rays ‡ Worn by others who work with welders ‡ Light in weight. .

Inc. . sleeves.Protective Clothing ‡ Gloves to protect hands ± Made of leather or some other type of fire-resistant material ‡ Leather capes. Permission required for reproduction or display.86 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. shoulder garments with detachable bibs. aprons ‡ Split-type apron if sitting down ± No place to collect hot particles ‡ High-top shoes ± Leggings and spats Department of Labor 11 .

Miller Electric Mfg. 11 .Protective Clothing ‡ 100% cotton or wool ‡ Thick enough to prevent injurious untraviolet rays from penetrating to skin ‡ Long sleeves ‡ Shirts buttoned to neck ‡ Shirttails tucked ‡ Cuffless pants long enough to cover top of leather boots Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies. Co. Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.87 .

. Permission required for reproduction or display.88 Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies.Protective Clothing 11 . Inc.

Further Protection ‡ Ear Protection ± Full ear muffs that cover entire ear or ear plugs ± Dangers ‡ Noise ‡ Hot weld spatter or slag entering ear canal ‡ Flume Protection ± Always use proper ventilation to keep head out of fume plume 11 .89 .

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