WELDING ARCS: HOW FAR AWAY IS SAFE?

Between December 1975 and September 1976 the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency, in co-operation with the Union Carbide Corporation and co-ordinated by the Project Committee of the AWS Committee on Safety and health, undertook to determine exposure conditions in the vicinity of welding and cutting arcs. The military maintenance operations studied involve arcs that produce ultraviolet radiation that can cause "sunburn" of the skin and "welder's flash" of the cornea, i.e. erythema and photo-keratitis respectively. Six arc-welding processes were investigated: gas tungsten arc, flux-cored arc, plasma, arc cutting and welding, and shielded metal arc. Partial results are presented for some of these processes.

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    American Welding Society

    2501 NW 7th Street
    Miami, FL  USA  33125
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Welding Journal
    • Volume: 56
    • Publisher: American Welding Society
    • ISSN: 0043-2296

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM