The Blast of Shielding Gas Occurring When a MIG Gun Trigger is Pulled Causes
Inferior Starts Since
Air is "Pulled" Into The Resulting Turbulent Shielding Gas Stream
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Gas Saver System (GSS):
simple to install; just replace the existing gas delivery
from gas supply to welder or wire feeder with our prefitted
system. It reduces the gas surge volume by 80% and limits peak surge
flow rate. Works with existing regulator or flow control. You still
control the steady state flow.
inexpensive. A commonly used 6 foot
system (Part Number
cost less than $60 and will typical cut shielding gas use by 50% so you'll
have a very quick payback!
Reduces the gas surge at
the start producing better shielding for sounder welds with less starting
spatter so wasteful repair or grinding may not be needed.
reduces the CO2
waste going into the
atmosphere (even 25% if using 75 Argon/ 25 CO2 ) and also the number of times your gas supplier
will have to expend energy to fill and delivery the ~200 pound cylinders or
to delivery to your bulk tank
Using MIG gas waste information published in an industrial magazine
quoting a Praxair representative regarding their plant survey finds and
validated with our own observations- one
industrial MIG welder typically wastes over 150,000 ft3 (CF) of
per year. If using straight CO2
that's over 16,000 pounds (8 tons!) of wasted
per welder per year!
If your using Argon gas mixtures your
wasting a similar weight of gas per year per welder and have similar
distribution and much higher production electric energy costs (with
accompanying CO2 pollution)
SEE Why. )
Much Shielding Gas is
Wasted on Each Weld Start or Torch Pull?
Causes Shielding Gas Waste?
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CALCULATION OF CO2 WASTE:
|Industrial MIG welder operating at 50% duty
cycle with flow setting of 35 ft3/hr (CFH) on flowmeter|
|4 times this amount of
shielding gas needed is wasted. See References below which states
up to 5 times needed is wasted.|
|Then 40 hrs/wk * 50% duty
cycle * 50 weeks = 1000hrs/year arc-on time.|
|Waste consumption = 35 ft3/hr
*4* 1000 hrs/yr = 140,000 ft3 CO2/year|
|140,000 ft3 CO2
* 0.115 lb CO2/ft3 @ STP (Standard Temperature and
Pressure) = |
|16,100 lbs = 8 tons of CO2
wasted per year|
| 8 tons/yr wasted.|
Standifer, L. R., Shielding Gas Consumption Efficiency.
The Fabricator, Volume 30, Number 6, June 2000.
(States 18 to 30 cubic feet of shielding gas is typically used per pound
of wire consumed. Which is 2.5 to 5 times
the amount that is needed)
Weber, R., How to Save 20% on Welding Costs.
Trailer/Body Builders, Volume 44, Number 3, January 2003
(Praxair Representative states, their market survey findings show the average fabricator
consumes 30 cubic feet of gas per pound of wire which 5 times
what is needed.)
Setting Flow Rates Too High?
We have measured flow
rates above 125.CFH when the flow ball is
pinned to the top of the tube! Anything over about 50.CFH
is pulling moisture laden air into the shielding gas stream and
causing internal if not visible porosity! The flow rate may be outside
the variable range specified in Procedure Qualifications.
Our Recently Patented
Flow Rate Limiter Locks Flow Setting!
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