Oxy-acetylene torch cutting course 

acetylene-oxygen torch

One of the most common methods used to separate metals with low-alloy and low-carbon properties is the gas cutting method using acetylene-oxygen torches. The cutting cycle of the metal material is based on bringing it to a suitable temperature, whereby, in combination with close contact with the torch, the material burns and escapes, taking the form of metal oxide. Such an effect is only possible if properly designed burners are used, allowing oxygen to be mixed with the correct proportions of the flammable gas. The most commonly used materials for flammable gases are primarily acetylene and propane-butane.  

Training program 

With our course you will gain new qualifications and in the future a well-paid job. The course also provides many benefits for companies in terms of improving the qualifications of welders and operators in gas cutting. Our course ends with a practical and theoretical exam. 

Topics discussed on the course:

  • gas burner construction, 
  • correct positioning of the acetylene-oxygen torch, 
  • use of cutting gas, 
  • sequence and correctness of burner firing, 
  • correctness of burner extinguishing, 
  • appropriate setting of oxygen and acetylene pressure for cutting, 
  • how to cut the material evenly and how to cut holes, 
  • Health and safety regulations when working with technical gases such as oxygen, acetylene, propane. 


Upon successful completion of the course, a course completion certificate for manual thermal cutters - oxy-acetylene cutting - is issued by the accredited TUV certification body, which is valid for 3 years. The certificate is issued in both Polish and English. The certificate entitles the holder to work with manual cutting devices using acetylene-oxygen and propane-oxygen torches. It is recognised in Poland and other EU countries. 

How does an oxy-acetylene torch work? 

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The purpose of gas welding is to heat the workpiece material to a sufficiently high temperature so that, with the help of an oxy-acetylene flame, the degradation process then takes place and the metal changes its state of aggregation. Using this method, it is possible not only to separate thick steel components, but also to join them permanently. The results obtained and the quality of the cut are strongly influenced by the choice of torch type. A small torch with a smaller stream should be used in order to obtain an adequate and high-precision cut. There are universal torches, which are suitable for both cutting and welding materials. It should be remembered that not all metals are suitable for machining with gas cutting. Metals suitable for processing with an oxy-acetylene torch are: 

  • cast iron, 
  • brass, 
  • titanium, 
  • tungsten, 
  • iron, 
  • bronze. 

Oxy-acetylene burners also perform well when machining structural, low-carbon, rust-covered and low-alloy steels. 

Where is the acetylene-oxygen torch used? 

It is the basis for all welding, machining and cutting work on all types of metal alloys. Thanks to its versatile use and the function of adjusting components such as the size of the torch, oxy-acetylene cutting is very popular with large companies and small businesses and workshops. The demand for this type of service is everywhere where precise, high-quality customisation of even thicker metal components for a specific industry or service is required. 

Advantages and disadvantages of using an oxy-acetylene torch 

The main advantages of using an oxy-acetylene torch include: a very large cutting thickness range, good cutting quality on thicker materials, perpendicular cutting edges, the possibility of automation and cutting at various angles. On the other hand, the disadvantages include a large heat affected zone, inability to cut high-alloy and high-carbon steels, increased penetration time and low cutting speed. 

Oxygen cutting with acetylene is one of the most efficient methods, This is mainly due to the faster and longer reaching of high temperatures. The main advantages of oxy-acetylene burners are their mobility, which allows them to cut at different angles. Another advantage is their impeccable cutting quality especially for thick metal sheets, as well as the feature that allows mechanised cutting processes. The method of metalworking using oxy-acetylene torches is very popular in many industries ranging from small workshops to large production halls. Thanks to its versatility, gas cutting is used to process cast iron, brass, bronze and steel, as well as other metal alloys. It is also used in the heating, tanning and brazing processes. 

Who is the course aimed at? 

The course is mainly intended for people who wish to broaden their theoretical as well as practical knowledge, but is primarily aimed at welders and gas cutters or workers in related professions such as locksmiths, mechanics and maintenance workers.  

torch cutting process

Conditions for participation in training 

All applicants should be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of primary education. You should also provide a medical certificate that there are no health contraindications to working with burners.... 

The price list and registration are available on our website, should you have any questions, please contact us telephone. 

The course will take place in both classroom and online formats depending on the preference of the students. 

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