Acetylene Flow Rate Chart

To enable maximum safety during filling, transportation, and storage, Acetylene is dissolved into acetone that is distributed within a porous mass inside the cylinder.  Due to this structure, there are restrictions in the amount of gas that the cylinder can provide without pulling acetone out of the cylinder with the gas.  Use this chart to calculate the number of cylinders that should be available at the cylinder source (manifold) to ensure your system operates as desired.

Note: Be sure to stay consistent with the size of cylinder that is connected to the manifold after the system is installed.

 

Number of Cylinders Withdrawal Rate per Hour (Cu.Ft.)
145 Cu.Ft. Cylinder 250 Cu.Ft. Cylinder 300 Cu.Ft. Cylinder 400 Cu.Ft. Cylinder
1 14 25 30 40
2 29 50 60 80
3 43 75 90 120
4 58 100 120 160
5 72 125 150 200
6 87 150 180 240
7 101 175 210 280
8 116 200 240 320
9 130 225 270 360
10 145 250 300 400
12 174 300 360 480
14 203 350 420 560
16 232 400 480 640
18 261 450 560 720
20 290 500 600 800

 

 

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