Our Street Rod,
this web site, is significant. The workshop where
final construction occurred is where the
Gas Saver System (GSS)
"Advanced Automotive Welding"
Author: Jerry Uttrachi
(President of WA Technology)
This 176 page book includes detailed metallurgical information about
CLICK for Book Details
Our work shop has a large shielding gas cylinder chained to the wall. To reduce significant gas waste and improve weld starts the GSS
Since that 1st
application, thousands of the patented
Gas Saver Systems
are in use in industrial fabrication shops throughout the US, Canada,
Turkey, Mexico, China, Chile and several other countries.
See a Partial List of Customers
managed a Welding Research and Development Laboratory for a leading shielding gas producer, I was aware that:
Shielding gas flow surge at
the weld start causes inferior weld
starts by pulling air into the shielding gas stream.
With the typical 1/2 inch ID MIG Gun Nozzle used on small welders, the
maximum flow providing the needed laminar, non turbulent flow is 37 CFH.
We've measured in excess of 150 CFH "Gas Blast"
at weld starts with even short gas delivery hoses.
Our patented, reduced internal volume GSS
also Limits Peak Flow with a built-in orifice
on the welder/feeder end.
pressure is required to automatically maintain flow when inevitable spatter
and a bent torch cable cause flow
devices, some have sold to reduce the gas surge, create greater and less obvious
extra gas is needed at the weld start to purge air from the weld
area making simple orifices or
flowmeters placed at the welder (feeder) a poor solution and causing welders to set
much higher flow rates than needed;
numerous tests in our Welding Laboratory, a simple innovative product was discovered (and patented) that solved the problems. Thus the GSS
was born! In addition to saving wasted shielding gas the
GSS provides improved weld start quality.
prevents the high gas surge flow rate by placing a peak flow limiting
orifice in the welder/feeder hose end. It supplies a controlled amount of extra gas to purge air in the
weld start area at a maximum velocity that avoids excess turbulence. Click on Picture Left For Product and Purchase
to benefits for industrial shops, home and small shops
save gas and get over twice the use from a shielding
gas cylinder. There are at least half the trips to the gas distributor to pickup a new
cylinder. With many short welds, tack welds and frequently
inching the wire to cut off the end (that wastes gas like a start) even more
than twice the use is possible. More time is available to let the cylinder
run low and still not find it empty when welding on a weekend!
Check Out a Video Where
Home Users Comment About How the GSS
Engineering a Street Rod -
Rap on Gas Video
Better Quality Weld Starts!
Have a Lincoln, Miller or
Hobart Portable Welder?
If you have a Lincoln, Miller, Hobart or many
other brands of US made portable 110V and
220V power input welder (or almost any industrial welder) the solution is simple.
Just replace the gas
delivery hose from cylinder to welder with our GSS. Most of these welders and supplied regulators use standard
Compressed Gas Association (CGA) threaded fittings (Photo lower right shows the
fitting on our standard GSS hose; FB3,
FB4, FB6, FB12, FB25, or longer.) Just order the length needed, Click for Order Page.
If you have other than a CGA gas
fitting such as on a small ID
hose or a barb fitting on your regulator
or welder, we can provide special fittings
to install a GSS hose with a splice
connection. If you have a typical 1/4 or 3/16 inch hose see
Installation for Details.
E-mail with details of the length of hose desired and
fitting on your current hose. We can make custom length
GSS hoses if required.
Detailed Review of GSS
Wasting Shielding Gas!!
Improve Weld Start Quality
See YouTube Videos About Our
Patented MIG Shielding
Saver System" (GSS)
Just Click on Picture
Short Overview of GSS-
Welding Race Cars
Rat Rods -Then