Gas control equipment, hoses and connectors need to be regularly inspected and tested to ensure they are safe and free from leaks. Many thousands of litres of weld process gas are wasted every year due leaks.
Many welders believe a higher weld process gas flow rate gives a better weld. This is not true. There is an optimum flowrate for each application.
It is common to experience a surge of gas at the start of each weld; this is known as pre-weld surge. It is a waste of gas and can cause porosity.
On agreement to proceed, Gastrak® Economisers are installed on the welding equipment and performance is monitored. You can expect an Application Specialist to return regularly, usually 12 months, to ensure targets are being achieved. It’s all part of the service.
Every welding operation is different so potential savings vary. On average Air Products’ customers benefit from at least 25% reduction in gas consumption. We have seen savings of up to 65%. Call us to find out how much you could save.
Our qualified Welding Specialists identify the ideal gas flow rate to achieve the optimal weld for your operation. Our Specialists install Gastrak® Economisers® onto your cylinders or pipeline which are locked at the optimal flow rate.
No, our qualified Welding Specialists will install the equipment with minimal interruption and return to site as often as required post-installation to ensure everything is working well.
Unlike on-line suppliers, we provide more than just the hardware. Our service includes a full review of the welding set-up. Optimisation adjustments of your operation and Economiser® installations are managed by our team of qualified Welding Specialists. We predict your gas consumption savings and monitor progress to ensure they are achieved.
Eliminating leaks in the system will ensure that no contaminants enter the gas shield and impact weld quality. Optimising gas flow rate also ensures adequate gas shield.