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BOC welding guide

BOC Industrial is bringing out its welding and cutting manual, BOC Tradefile, in a new hardbound catalogue and for the first time in the UK is to make it available to retail teams and over the counter at selected BOC Industrial trade outlets.

BOC Tradefile is a practical guide containing advice from BOC welding engineers, technical specialists and health and safety experts, many of whom have written specific chapters or contributed to subscriber updates.

Now in its fifth year of publication and with over 5,000 regular subscribers, BOC Tradefile has been built chapter by chapter to provide a comprehensive range of hands-on advice including: ‘how to guides’ on welding processes, trade tips on improving welding and cutting techniques, efficiency and performance as well as advice on selecting the right process, gas and equipment.

BOC Tradefile is divided into seven chapters:

  • legislation and obligations – including health and safety, noise at work, manual handling, working in confined spaces
  • safety at work – how to store, handle and transport gas safely, typical hazards such as metal fume fever and including those associated with working in confined spaces
  • trade tips – includes how to avoid common weld defects, MIG welding of aluminium and stainless steel, heat treatment, joint design
  • products – includes property and safety with acetylene gas, oxygen, argoshield, propane
  • process knowledge - includes MIG welding, TIG welding, cutting with oxygen
  • safety self assessment – includes safe storage, handling and transport of gas cylinders, handling emergencies, confined spaces
  • emergency procedures – covers what to do should cylinders leak or be involved in a fire.

    BOC Tradefile is available for a yearly subscription of £33.

    For further information or to purchase BOC Tradefile call 0800 111 333.

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