Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW)

Learning objectives

  • Describe the principles behind oxyacetylene welding (OAW) operations
  • Identify and describe commonly used OAW equipment
  • Outline the procedure to light an oxyacetylene torch
  • Explain how to adjust the flame on an oxyacetylene welding torch
  • Describe the characteristics of an oxyacetylene flame
  • Discuss oxyacetylene flame control
  • Outline the procedure to shut off an oxyacetylene torch
  • Describe OAW techniques

Course overview

Oxyacetylene welding (OAW) and cutting is versatile. It requires no electricity and works by fusing a metal base and welding rod with the intense heat created by burning acetylene gas in the presence of oxygen. OAW equipment is used to weld, cut, bend, or straighten steel.

The Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW) training course describes OAW techniques. It discusses the design and function of components and apparatus used in the OAW process. This online course focuses on:

  • Oxyacetylene welding principles
  • Oxyacetylene equipment
  • Lighting and adjusting the welding frame
  • Flame characteristics and control
  • Shutting off the welding torch
  • Oxyacetylene welding techniques

Oxyacetylene Welding is part of the Welding and Cutting for Maintenance training series.

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