Info 05/18 Flashback and Flashback Arrestors in Welding Applications

Used properly, modern oxy-fuel process equipment is safe to handle without extra protection.

There is no substitute for training and diligence among those who operate oxy-fuel equipment. However, the use of special technical safety devices such as flashback arrestors is now a requirement and a safety best practice to prevent incidents with oxy-fuel equipment.

This Safety Information deals with the most frequently used safety devices for the prevention of flashback in oxy fuel gas equipment.