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Posted: March 18, 2024

What Gas Is Used For MIG Welding?

The different kinds of welding gases and how to determine the type you need

welding Waco, TX When many of us think of welding, we think of the basics and that is the process of joining materials together with some type of high heat.

While this is certainly a big part of welding, experts know very well that there is much more to the process. That includes knowing which type of welding gas is needed to get specific jobs done.

Choosing the right welding gas

Picking out the type of welding gas that you need is not a one size fits all process.

The first thing to know is that welding gases can be broken down into two categories:

  1. Inert welding gases: These gases don’t change nor do they instigate change when mixed with other substances
  2. Reactive welding gases: As opposed to inert welding gases, these gases do in fact change and they make other substances change

Selecting the exact kind of gas that you need depends on a few different elements and various factors, including:

Here is a look at some of the different types of welding gases that are available:

Symank Energy and welding

Symank Energy can help with your welding projects throughout Malone, Madisonville, Cuero and the surrounding Texas areas. Whether you are looking for welding equipment, accessories or advice on which welding gases you should use, you can count on our team of professionals.

Contact Symank Energy today and let us know how we can help with your welding project needs!