12-16-2006, 12:14 AM
Im new to operating an orbital welder and Im in the middle of an extremely time sensitive pharmaceutical plumbing Job.At about 9:pm tonight I was changing my diameter setup and I dropped the tungsten down into the weld head of the AMI orbital welder and I have no clue where it went.I have done this before but I was always able to retrieve it. I ran a test weld and all seamed ok but Im uncertain if it will remain that way.I need to be back on the job site at 5 AM sat morning to complete the job by noon. I have six joints to fit up and weld and Im frightened about what problems that tungsten could cause. Anyone familiar with the inner workings of the AMI head and what problems I might expect? Anyone ever done this ? Am I in the clear? thanks for any info you can provide.