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The industrial needs are increasing each day and almost all sector of activity make use of the welding technique in one or the other way. The welding processes have become so important that the companies are hiring welders who have thorough knowledge of the operation process, capacity to read welding symbols from blueprints and advanced working skills. These are basic characteristics that the companies seek in the welders. But the most important thing is the way the welder handles the welding machine and how he operates it. Certain protective steps should be essentially taken for making sure that the welding process is done safely and efficiently. The following steps would help the welding process easier.

The first and foremost thing to consider is the place where the prospective welding machine would be placed. It is advised to keep the machine in a dry area where air circulation is proper and there is proper ventilation. The air circulation is absolutely important because during welding all sorts of chemical fumes would be emitted following the technological process. Such fumes are hazardous and are highly risky for the operator's health. If at all open air access is not possible, the welding machine should necessarily have special ventilation which would be placed very close to the machine. Thus the air circulation can be assured to an extent. Moreover it is also important to make sure that there are no flammable substances anywhere near the welding machine. Substances like paints, solvents or any other chemicals of flammable nature increases the chances of accident exposures.

The second important thing would be the cleanliness of the area where welding takes place. The area should be cleaned prior to the welding process since any trace of paint, oil, rust or other impurities can possible reduce the efficient functioning of the welding machine. Here the need for protective apparels arises which is very important. The welder operating the machine should essentially wear protective gadgets like protective gloves which are fireproof, apron and a special helmet along with protective glasses. Such apparels would help the welder to prevent exposure to radiation, sparks, spatters or fumes that occurs during the usage of the welding machine. Above all, yet another important to be noted is that all the settings of the welding machines should be arranged in accordance with the characteristics of the metal that is going to be welded. If that is not done, then burn outs or low arc penetration would happen.

The welding machines are usually purchased for industrial use but if you are an amateur welder or a novice, you don't need to buy the machines. Evaluate the work before setting out to buy the welding machines and welding equipments. Compare the extent of investment possible along with the desired results. If you are only doing occasional welding, then a rented welding machine is more than enough. But if the welding machine constitute almost 60% of the activity, then it is better to buy one. There are many other cost effective options like purchasing used welders which are reliable due to the liability of the engine.

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