AWS - C4.2/C4.2M:2017
Recommended practices for safe oxyfuel gas cutting torch operation
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
|ICS Code (Welding processes):||25.160.10|
1.1 Scope. This standard describes the equipment, procedures, and safe practices for the oxyfuel cutting of steel. It is for the operators of both hand and machine torches and is recommended for management personnel associated with the oxyfuel cutting process. Oxyfuel gas cutting is a process whereby a metal (usually an iron base alloy) is heated to its kindling temperature (well below the melting point) by an oxyfuel gas flame and then burned rapidly by a regulated jet of oxygen. A cutting torch is used for this operation. Although this recommended practice is not written with mandatory requirements, mandatory language, such as the use of "shall," will be found in those portions of the document where failure to follow the instructions or procedures could produce inferior, misleading, or unsafe results. 1.2 Units of Measure. This standard makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). The latter are shown within brackets ([ ]) or in appropriate columns in tables and figures. The measurements may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently. 1.3 Safety. Safety issues and concerns are addressed in this standard although health issues and concerns are beyond the scope of this standard. Safety and health information is available from the following sources: American Welding Society: (1) ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes (2) AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets (3) Other safety and health information on the AWS website Material or Equipment Manufacturers: (1) Safety Data Sheets supplied by materials manufacturers (2) Operating Manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers Applicable Regulatory Agencies Work performed in accordance with this standard may involve the use of materials that have been deemed hazardous, and may involve operations or equipment that may cause injury or death. This standard does not purport to address all safety and health risks that may be encountered. The user of this standard should establish an appropriate safety program to address such risks as well as to meet applicable regulatory requirements. ANSI Z49.1 should be considered when developing the safety program.
These recommended practices for oxyfuel gas cutting include the latest procedures to be used in conjunction with oxyfuel gas cutting equipment and the latest safety recommendations. Complete lists... View More
These recommended practices for oxyfuel gas cutting include the latest procedures to be used in conjunction with oxyfuel gas cutting equipment and the latest safety recommendations. Complete lists of equipment are available from individual manufacturers.View Less