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December 14, 2020

Winter is here, and along with it, come some changes in the atmosphere. These changing conditions affect not only human beings but also aircrafts, aviation welding technicians, and welding procedures. Weather does affect the implementation of welding procedures and outcomes. Experienced and highly trained aviation welding experts know how to deal with these changes by using different methods and ways of applying things.

Extra Clothing’s Effect On Welders

Winter weather affects aviation welding technicians. The effects on welding professionals also affect the quality and precision of welding procedures.

During winter, the welding experts have to wear warm clothes. The extra layers can hamper or modify their movements and ultimately affect the way they carry out their welding tasks. Experience allows the technicians to overcome these effects. Those who are habitual to the weather changes and its effects will not have difficulty adjusting to this.

Shivering Affects Precision

Unless and until the body of a welding expert is at a comfortable temperature, he will not move or have steady hands to perform well. In cold weather, the body shivers and affects the precision and accuracy of the welding process.

Besides shivering, the cold weather affects the joints and muscles of the body as well. It makes it hard for the welding experts to flex and contract their muscles at will. They need to ensure they have comfortable working conditions to enable them to perform at their best.

Now, let’s have a look at how the weathers’ elements affect welding procedures.


Humidity is one of the weather elements that significantly change the aviation processes' results. The number of water vapors in the air affects the welding arc and a welding joint's performance.

The humidity ratio in the atmosphere and its saturation in the air at a certain temperature indicate relative humidity. The workspace needs to be monitored to ensure there are no compromises on welding results.

Dew Point

Dew is another factor that affects the quality of welding procedures. The temperature point at which the water vapors condense in the air is known as the dew point. The dew point always corresponds to the relative humidity level in the air.

Air Temperature

The air temperature is a crucial factor in varying the performance and quality of a welding expert's job. The heat of the metal arc has to be in alignment with the air temperature. It enables the welding arc to provide sufficient heat to the metal surface to behave desirably. The guarantee of receiving the expected results from a welding procedure is how much of the heat experts apply on the metal surface. Therefore, air temperature directly affects the welding process.

Changes In Metal Surface

It is not only the welding arc or air that changes with changing weather and atmospheric conditions. The metal surface that undergoes the welding process also changes. The surface changes its behavior when the temperature varies.

If the surface's temperature is below or even equal to the dew point, moisture will condense on the surface. This calls for a careful change in the application of a welding procedure. The experience and adaptability of the welding technician come into play in these circumstances.

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