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Hi,alright.lol..my husband has been a welder for about 9 years. He's welded everything BUT pipe.BUT,he applied for a VERY good job at a power plant, as a pipe welder.He applied because we are desperate to relocate to that area.His company is closing and we are losing our house,the crime rate is skyrocketing in our town, it's horrible.So anyhow, he has exensive experience in welding, and will get to pratice here at home for about a week or two before he has his 2'' and 6'' tests there. 
Does anyone have any advice, or techniques on pipe welding that would help? The company knows he doesn't have pipe welding experience, he did NOT falsify his resume. They are a HUGE power company with tuition reimbursment, so we are thinking they are going to train a lot before they just send him out on the job. 
Don't be rude with answers, and serious replies only. 
You have no idea how desperate he is for this job. If he doesn't get this, I really don't know what we are going to do. Tks 
God Bless!!

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    0861788249 2017-01-16 09:53:14

    Safety issues Welding, without the proper precautions, can be a dangerous and unhealthy practice. However, with the use of new technology and proper protection, the risks of injury and death associated with welding can be greatly reduced. Because many common welding procedures involve an open electric arc or flame, the risk of burns is significant. To prevent them, welders wear personal protective equipment in the form of heavy leather gloves and protective long sleeve jackets to avoid exposure to extreme heat and flames. Additionally, the brightness of the weld area leads to a condition called arc eye in which ultraviolet light causes the inflammation of the cornea and can burn the retinas of the eyes. Goggles and welding helmets with dark face plates are worn to prevent this exposure, and in recent years, new helmet models have been produced that feature a face plate that self-darkens upon exposure to high amounts of UV light. To protect bystanders, translucent welding curtains often surround the welding area. These curtains, made of a polyvinyl chloride plastic film, shield nearby workers from exposure to the UV light from the electric arc, but should not be used to replace the filter glass used in helmets. Welders are also often exposed to dangerous gases and particulate matter. Processes like flux-cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding produce smoke containing particles of various types of oxides, which in some cases can lead to medical conditions like metal fume fever. The size of the particles in question tends to influence the toxicity of the fumes, with smaller particles presenting a greater danger. Additionally, many processes produce fumes and various gases, most commonly carbon dioxide, ozone and heavy metals, that can prove dangerous without proper ventilation and training. Furthermore, because the use of compressed gases and flames in many welding processes pose an explosion and fire risk, some common precautions include limiting the amount of oxygen in the air and keeping combustible materials away from the workplace

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