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  1. #1
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    Default Oxy / Acetylene firewall barriers ?

    i hear we are supposed to have a firewall between our tanks now ? is that for when we are using the set or during storage ?

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    Mike
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    Cool

    Where i work its for all sets of tanks. I even see factory installed plates on new carts...Bob
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    Bob ! ! ! Why ? what will it matter ?
    i am looking at a portable welding business, with an engine driven welder on one side of my truck and a Oxy/ Actelyene on the other side, well bolted in. and shipping caps installed when i am not using it. more from theft than any other reason. and the truck always being outside. i don't see why it would matter whether there is a firewall between the tanks or not ? it is outside ?
    i am not saying i won't comply, just want to know what caused this forrest idea and why ?

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    Default Please explain?

    Where are these barriers supposed to be located?
    Between the tanks, or between the tanks and truck?
    How thick of material?

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    Default firewalls?

    I don't think we really need any firewalls between our tanks, but there should be some kind of common sense detector installed. In all my years in this business, I have seen some really stupid actions taking place with torch bottles. A few weeks ago I was in a citrus packing house and the shop mechanics had a set of torches sitting out in the middle of the floor, no cart,not tied to anything, hoses stretched to their limit, and a couple dozen packers (girls) walking around just waiting to knock over the bottles while they were trying to fix a piece of machinery.
    The one that I see all too often and scares me the most is that it is very commonplace to see work trucks riding down the interstate at 80 m.p.h. with the torch bottles barely strapped in with a piece of twine and the hoses and regulators still hooked up. Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by crenshawjm View Post
    Bob ! ! ! Why ? what will it matter ?
    i am looking at a portable welding business, with an engine driven welder on one side of my truck and a Oxy/ Actelyene on the other side, well bolted in. and shipping caps installed when i am not using it. more from theft than any other reason. and the truck always being outside. i don't see why it would matter whether there is a firewall between the tanks or not ? it is outside ?
    i am not saying i won't comply, just want to know what caused this forrest idea and why ?

    thanks:
    Mike
    well we got a new guy from TENNESSEE welcome aboarded ,I was reading about this in a welding Magzine but don`t remeber much about it sorry

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    Default

    This might sound silly, but why would you need a divider between the tanks. If everything is strapped down properly and the valves are covered I don't see how a tank divider is going to help. If you are in a bad enought accident for the tanks to become volatile you will probably have bigger problems I would think?
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    Not to start a completely off shooted thread, but... does anybody but me think that they have board meetings at OSHA just to figure new rules and regs simply to keep their job security level high? Why not just enforce the ten thousand ones already on the books and leave the guys alone that are just trying pay the mortgage and feed the kids.

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    Default

    So if we figure the wall-thickness of the cylinders themselves, what exactly does a divider plate add?

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