1. In an Oxy-acetylene manual welding method, to weld a 3 1/2 ft. long seam in a 0.375 inches thick plate at a consumption rate of 9 cu ft./ft. for oxygen and 7 cu ft./ft for acetylene. Compute for the load combined gas consumption in cu ft.
In computing gas consumption;
V=(volume of oxygen + volume of acetylene) * length
=(9 + 7) * 3.5
V=56 cu ft. answer