Today, welders need to enhance their protection whenever they are doing water system management. The welding helmet is what will make you a professional water welder. It is important you dress wisely using the helmet which is well manufactured and the one that ensures 100% protection for your maintenance work all time throughout. Here are some of the specification/ major characteristic you should put into consideration when choosing a welding helmet to use in water system management and ultimately help in solving the water crisis.
ADJUSTABLE AND COMFORTABLE HEADGEAR
A welding helmet should be comfortable as the water welder is going to wear it throughout the day. The flexibility of the head enhance good movement and you will be able to explore many areas during welding.it should be padded with a front strap cover for more comfortability.
Lens clarity is the most basic specification that your welding helmet should have. You will not be able to do welding effectively if you are not seeing what you are working on clearly. When rating the lens clarity the following are points to be considered: Diffusion of light, the angular dependence, vision accuracy, the shade consistency.
Weight is the key and most important factor to consider when choosing a welding helmet. The helmet should not be too much heavy for you, the chose a very light welding helmet so as you wouldn’t experience neck pains and it will also reduce fatigue. You will be able to focus on the job and not that disturbing neck pain.
THE NUMBER OF ARC SENSORS
Arc sensors keep your eyes safe from getting flashed. The range of sensors is between 2-4. The numbers of arc sensors depend on your immediate environment where you are working in, if you work in a free environment with no obstructions 2 sensors are enough nut in the case where you are working in cramped spaces you need more than 2 working sensors. Choose a welding helmet when doing water system maintenance or repair that has a minimum of three sensors.
THE REACTION TIME
Your welding helmet should be able to respond very fast to welder’s flash. Reaction time is the period the lens take to switch from light to dark during arc detection. It is recommended to have a welding helmet with a faster reaction time to minimize eye strains which may lead to eye problems.
SOURCE OF POWER
There are three types of sources of energy that welding helmets use. We have the solar powered helmets which can be charged by the sun if you are a welder outside or by the arc light. These types of welding helmets should be used in water system repair, solar energy has no side effects. Battery powered welding helmets need the regular change of the batteries when they get low. The battery with solar assist powered welding helmets have a solar assist as the backup in case the battery run low.
THE WARRANTY PERIOD
Majority of the companies offer a 2-year warranty on welding helmets buyers but there are some companies that offer a five-year warranty. It is important for a welder to buy a welding helmet from a company that offers a long-term warranty. Water system maintenance or repair should be done by the professional that has a dressing that enables them not to get affected by the strong rays and the possible risks which emerge from the water system. Take the specifications guide any time you will be choosing the welding helmet to use.