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Thermal Lance

  • What is it?  How does it work?
  • Applications for the maintenance welder:
    • cutting, gouging, piercing
  • Set-up, safe operation, PPE
  • Techniques for:
    • piercing long pins
    • gouging steel & cast iron

Time requirement:  30-45 minutes.  (100% shop)

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Piercing froze-up pins in machinery is a primary application of a thermal lance. Steel is instantly melted by the exothermic rods (shown at left) fueled by oxygen.