You may be wondering about a certain welding blanket specification for the purpose of choosing the right one for your particular task. Here you will be informed about what features medium and heavy duty blankets possess, as well as what working scenarios each one is best suited to. Each welding blanket specification will be set out in brief detail in order to help you make an informed selection.
Use For Fire Protection And Prevention
First of all, it’s important to understand what standards must be met with both heavy and medium duty welding blankets. Without these features, you may run the risk of a fire hazard. Here are four features to look out for before buying.
- High-quality welding blankets must not tarnish after extensive use. These blankets are purchased for industrial situations, so durability is of high importance.
- A welding blanket specification that must be met is that the material does not crack or tear, as this can thwart the purpose it was made for.
- Eyelets must accompany the corners of these blankets so that covering of floor areas and objects can be easily done.
- In the case of heavy duty blankets, they must comply with BS476 Pt 20.
Medium Duty Blanket
In instances where flexible draping is required, the medium-duty blanket is a must-have for industrial use. This welding blanket can withstand long-term temperatures of up to 290 degrees Celsius and will not deteriorate because of weathering or regular use. This blanket is also ideal for areas where acidic liquids, vapours, and oil or grease are present.
Neoprene Welding Blanket
This version of the medium duty welding blankets may not be as flexible as the former, but that’s because it’s been designed for vertical use. You can easily drape this blanket using the brass eyelets. Use it as a curtain to protect walls, window frames, and bookshelves during welding.
Heavy Duty Blanket
With an incredible heat resistance of up to 1000 degrees Celsius, the heavy duty blanket is superior to both asbestos and tensile strength. This blanket does of course also adhere to the BS476 Pt 20 welding blanket specification-which simply means it’s been put through standard UK fire testing and passed with flying colours.
The above medium duty blankets are available in five different sizes to accommodate large to small areas. Heavy duty blankets are available in three sizes. All of these possess brass eyelets so that they can be fixed onto areas without shifting during working sessions.