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Acetylene

For brazing, oxy-fuel cutting, heating and welding applications

Acetylene (C2H2) is not an air gas, but a synthesis gas generally produced from the reaction of calcium carbide with water. It was burnt in "acetylene lamps" to light homes and mining tunnels in the 19th century. A gaseous hydrocarbon, it is colorless, has a strong garlic odor, is unstable, highly combustible, and produces a very hot flame (over 3000°C or 5400°F) when combined with oxygen.

Applications

Acetylene is a standard fuel gas used in conjunction with oxygen for welding metals and cutting steel, and for allied oxy-acetylene processes for the heating, forming and treating of metals.

Air-acetylene flames also are, in general, used for brass and aluminum soldering and other plumbing applications where the very high temperature of the oxy-acetylene flame is not required.

You will find below the main applications using acetylene for different industries.

Industries Applications
Aeronautics, Automotive, Oil & gas Brazing
Automotive, Construction, Craftmen, Metals, Metal fabrication, Mines, Oil & gas Oxy-fuel cutting
Oil & Gas Preheat treatment

Equipment

To choose the right regulator, flowmeter, or accessories according to your use of gas cylinder, please consult our dedicated page to Gas handling equipment and accessories for industrial gases.

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