As a concise yet thorough introduction to the topic, this bestselling resource makes welding easy for beginners and is a handy reference for professionals. Its unique, comprehensive question-and-answer format allows readers to quickly find what they are looking for and fully understand it. Eliminating non-essential items to prevent overloading readers, Welding Essentials addresses safety hazards and required precautions in detail and provides solutions to common problems for each process. Additionally, this valuable reference carefully explains step-by-step setup and shutdown procedures, along with why equipment grounding and GFI's are needed and the way in which they work.
New to the Second Edition...Welding tip sizes for differing metal thickness, as well as proper pressure settings for those tips & how to dermine what the size is as related the non-standard numbering systems used by manufacturersNew and improved drawings throughout.Discussions on Carbon Arc Cutting with air, Plasma Arc Cutting, and Laser Cutting.More thorough information related to the proper sizing of oxy-fuel cutting tips and pressure charts, and bore drill sizes for the various tips.More thorough explanation of common welding elements.New information on the wire feeding process and more in-depth information related to the use of the tungsten electrodes.Friction stir welding process.
About the AuthorWilliam L. Galvery graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Vocational Education degree and has more than 30 years of industrial welding experience. He is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, a Certified Welding Educator, and a qualified professional weldor licensed to weld pipe to ASME and API code. Galvery served two terms as Chairman of the Long Beach-Orange County AWS section and serves as education and foundation chairman. He is currently Associate Professor of Welding Technology and Welding Department coordinator at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.Frank B. Marlow is a Registered Professional Engineer (electrical) and holds a BA and BSEE from Lehigh University, an MSEE from Northeastern and an MBA from the University of Arizona. With a background in electronic circuit design, industrial power supplies, and electrical safety, Marlow has worked for Boeing, Raytheon, DuPont, and Emerson Electric. He has served as both Secretary and Treasurer of the Long Beach-Orange County AWS section. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.Note: Due to their nature, books are non-returnable. Defective books will be replaced.