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At Ryval Gas, we offer a range of great value, high-quality MIG welding gas cylinders that are perfect for hobby welders and small businesses. We know that a large and heavy gas cylinder can be impractical, so we offer 2-litre welding gas cylinders as well as 10-litre cylinders. A smaller 2-litre cylinder is more convenient for the occasional hobby welder, and the 10-litre cylinder is for more regular or professional welders.
MIG welding is an abbreviation for Metal Inert Gas Welding. It’s also sometimes referred to as GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and MAG (Metal Active Gas). It is the most frequently used process when welding carbon or low-alloy steels. It’s particularly suited for the manufacturing of steel structures and welding automotive parts.
MIG welding is performed by continuously feeding a solid wire electrode with shielding gas to produce an electric arc which heats the workpiece metals and fuses them together to produce a slag free weld. The shielding gas is essential to prevent the weld pool reacting with the gas in the atmosphere.
There are a number of benefits of choosing a MIG welding approach for your welds. The two primary reasons why people choose MIG welding is that it allows for a high rate of productivity and a reduced cleanup time. The time spent on MIG welding is generally around half as much as is spent on TIG welding, and weld costs are much lower for MIG welding, so it’s a great choice for efficiency. Also, the skill level required to perform the weld is less than is needed for TIG welding and MIG welding does not create a slag cover.
Different MIG welding applications require a different type of gas.
For those who wish to focus on producing high-quality welds, our MIG shield 5% CO2 in Argon Mix provides the best results. Here you can enjoy a combination of quality appearance, reduced spatter and high arc stability. This is particularly popular for welding thin sections of mild steel.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is also a popular gas used for MIG welding. Carbon dioxide is usually selected as a low-cost alternative to MIG shield, which makes it suitable for welds where a low material cost is essential. CO2 is particularly effective in welding a thicker sheet of metal. The main downsides of CO2 are that it produces much more spatter than MIG shield and the welding arc is less stable.
When welding a non-ferrous metal, such as magnesium, titanium, or aluminium, then the Pure Argon is the most suitable gas cylinder. However, if you’re welding a ferrous metal such as mild steel, the Pure Argon gas cylinders are not suitable and you should use the 5% CO2 in Argon mix.
All of our gas cylinders are rent free, so you don’t have to pay continuous charges on a gas cylinder that’s not being used. Simply pay a one-time deposit and login to your online account to order a refill at the click of a button.