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Gouging is similar to gas cutting. The oxy-fuel gas flame heats up the piece to be worked to ignition temperature and the cutting oxygen jet combusts and carries away the molten metal. The equipment is the same as in gas cutting, only the nozzle needs to be changed. In gas cutting the cutting oxygen beam is directed at a right-angle towards the work-piece, while in gouging the oxygen beam is almost parallel with the surface of the piece to be worked.
An oxy-fuel gas flame can also be used in flame cleaning to clean surfaces from rust, mill scale, paint, grease and dust. Examples of Processes include the treatment of steel and concrete surfaces as well as offshore constructions.
In gouging and flame cleaning various fuel gases are used together with oxygen. By using ODOROX® (odorized oxygen) you can minimize the risk of fire and explosion which is always associated with fuel gases. The smell warns of gas leaks in good time.
Avoid risks by following the safety instructions for hot work.