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  • What You Need to Know About GHS – Acetylene Gas?
    May 17, 2017 / Comments Off on What You Need to Know About GHS – Acetylene Gas? / Acetylene Gas

    The Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labelling is developed by the United Nations to standardize the use of hazardous chemicals around the globe. Abbreviated as GHS, this system standardizes the use of chemicals on the basis of their health, physical, and environmental standards. This classification is very broad, however, here we will discuss it
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  • Rexarc’s Acetylene Plant Safety Auditing
    May 8, 2017 / No Comments / acetylene gas plants

    A regularly scheduled plant audit is highly recommended for any manufacturing and processing plant dealing with chemicals and complex manufacturing procedures. A plant audit involves inspection by experienced specialists from the organization that supplied key equipment to a process or manufacturing plant. For several years, Rexarc has offered comprehensive plant audits as one of our
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  • Rexarc Model L and R Acetylene Compressors – What is the difference?
    March 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Rexarc Model L and R Acetylene Compressors – What is the difference? / acetylene compressor

    This is a common question when a company asks about the compressor options available from Rexarc. Here’s a brief overview of the similarities between the Rexarc Model L and Model R acetylene compressors as well as the positives and negatives of each of the differences. Similarities between Model L and Model R Acetylene Compressors: Flow:
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  • Rexarc Celebrates Giving with TVS
    December 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Rexarc Celebrates Giving with TVS / Uncategorized

    For the second year in a row Rexarc International has chosen to have the CSR initiative – Giving Tree. To inspire the giving of employees, Rexarc matched each employee gift of a hat and/or gloves. The initiative was well-received again this year by our employees, who contributed over 20 sets of hats and gloves. On
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  • Rexarc Travels to Bangkok for Industrial Gas Conference
    November 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Rexarc Travels to Bangkok for Industrial Gas Conference / Industrial Gas Conference

    Globalization has been a boon for organizations in many industries. It has been an opportunity to create partnerships, as well as find ways to make an impact in international markets. To ensure success in export markets, organizations need to understand the current state of their industry. The best way to acquire this information is to
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  • How to Handle and Store Acetylene Cylinders
    November 4, 2016 / Comments Off on How to Handle and Store Acetylene Cylinders / Acetylene Cylinders

    Unlike most industrial gases, Acetylene is a type of gas that is dissolved into a solvent to keep it safer and more stable. Due to its chemical composition it is an extremely useful gas for the chemical industry but for commercial cylinder applications, is mainly used in cutting and welding processes. It has a burning
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  • Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part IV
    October 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part IV / acetylene gas plants

    An acetylene plant audit should be conducted on a regular basis to verify the state of the components. A professional will be able to help streamline processes to increase the overall efficiency of your acetylene plant. This is extremely important if your plant is more than 3 years old. An acetylene plant audit should be
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  • Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part III
    October 5, 2016 / No Comments / acetylene gas plants

    This is a four-part blog series related to some of the problems uncovered during plant audits. These posts should give you a good idea of the various machines and components of an acetylene plant to look at, in case you are looking for any problems. This will allow you to identify the areas where you
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  • PPE in Acetylene Plants: Imperative for Employee Safety & Health
    September 16, 2016 / No Comments / acetylene gas plants

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to manage safety and health related risks in a workplace. Depending on the equipment and raw materials being used, as well as the product being manufactured, the right PPE should be used. In an acetylene plant, employees are provided with specific protective gear like gloves, safety glasses, safety shoes,
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  • Six Methods of Carbide Lime Processing
    August 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Six Methods of Carbide Lime Processing / acetylene gas plants

    In acetylene plants, carbide lime is generated as a byproduct. Carbide lime is further processed to make it useful in other industries and applications. Most acetylene plants using the wet acetylene generating process, install a carbide lime treatment plant to process the raw material. Six main types of such plants can be manufactured depending on
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  • Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part II
    July 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part II / acetylene gas plants

    In the previous post, we discussed three common problems observed in acetylene plants. The following are some more areas that should be looked into during an acetylene plant audit. Common Acetylene Plant Problems – What are They & How to Avoid Them? Some common issues observed in acetylene plants are listed below to help you
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  • Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part I
    July 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part I / acetylene gas plants

    The state of components and equipment in an acetylene plant will determine the efficiency and safety of the plant. Since acetylene is a volatile substance, excessive care should be taken to maintain the equipment used to handle it. Identifying the problem, developing a solution, and maintaining the product are crucial to safe operation within an
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  • How Automation Helps Reduce Chances of RSI in Acetylene Plants
    June 7, 2016 / No Comments / acetylene gas plants

    In a job, an employee might be required to perform the same job repeatedly. Such repetitive motions have the potential to cause serious injury to the employee. In acetylene plants, several such jobs can be identified that could cause physical injury to a large extent. Known as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and Cumulative Trauma Disorder
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  • How to Reverse Hot Spot Formation in Acetylene Purifiers
    May 27, 2016 / Comments Off on How to Reverse Hot Spot Formation in Acetylene Purifiers / acetylene gas plants

    During the process of acetylene production, the chemical reaction produces some amount of heat. The amount of heat dispelled during generation is monitored to ensure that it is not excessive. Heat is further reduced during the purification process and under normal operating conditions, should not become an issue. However, during the process of regenerating purification
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Maintenance in Acetylene Plants – Part III
    January 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Maintenance in Acetylene Plants – Part III / acetylene gas plants

    In the earlier posts, we discussed the major benefits of preventive maintenance in an acetylene plant including lowering of costs. In this post, the plan for preventive maintenance in acetylene plants is outlined. How to Plan for Preventive Maintenance In order to schedule and successfully implement a preventive maintenance program, it is important to plan
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Maintenance in Acetylene Plants – Part II
    October 29, 2015 / Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Maintenance in Acetylene Plants – Part II / acetylene gas plants

    In the earlier post, we discussed the main differences between reactive and preventive maintenance. There are several reasons why one should opt for preventive maintenance in acetylene plants. These are explained in detail below. Preparing for Reactive/ Breakdown Maintenance Although there are several viable reasons to incorporate preventive maintenance, there could be some extenuating circumstances
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Preventive Maintenance in Acetylene Plants – Part I
    October 5, 2015 / 1 Comment / acetylene gas plants

    Preventive maintenance is the key to high performing equipment and streamlined operations. This process can help a company minimize losses associated with part failure and unplanned shutdowns. Preventive maintenance is repair work that is performed periodically on all the functional equipment in a plant. This process allows an organization to plan on the right time
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  • Commercially Viable Uses of Acetylene – Part II
    July 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Commercially Viable Uses of Acetylene – Part II / acetylene gas plants

    The commercial uses of acetylene have been discussed in detail in the earlier post, Commercially Viable Uses of Acetylene – Part I. This is a continuation of the same topic. Acetylene production plants produce acetylene with various levels of purity. This purity level determines the range of applications where the gas can be used. Commercial Uses
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  • Commercially Viable Uses of Acetylene – Part I
    July 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Commercially Viable Uses of Acetylene – Part I / acetylene gas plants

    Acetylene production plants produce acetylene for various industrial and commercial purposes. Acetylene gas features properties that make it an extremely useful gas in various applications and industries. Acetylene is mainly manufactured for chemical synthesis. The second most common application of acetylene is welding and cutting. Commercial Uses of Acetylene Acetylene forms an important part of
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  • Importance of Acetoning – Dissolving Acetylene in Acetone
    June 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Importance of Acetoning – Dissolving Acetylene in Acetone / acetylene gas plants

    Acetylene gas is mixed in liquid acetone for safe storage and usage. Acetone in acetylene cylinders helps stabilize the gas making it non-reactive within the cylinder. In this process, acetylene is dissolved in liquid acetone under high pressure. The cylinder is then filled with porous material like firebrick. This keeps the acetylene in liquid form
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  • Acetylene Production: Low & Medium Pressure Acetylene Plants
    May 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Acetylene Production: Low & Medium Pressure Acetylene Plants / acetylene gas plants

    Acetylene cylinder filling plants are used in the production of acetylene. Low and medium pressure systems can be used for the gas generation process. The process will be chosen depending on the required yield of acetylene. Several provisions are in place for the correct methods and principles to be adopted for the production of acetylene.
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  • Importance of Adopting Best Practices during Nitrogen Purging of an Acetylene Production Plant
    May 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Importance of Adopting Best Practices during Nitrogen Purging of an Acetylene Production Plant / acetylene gas plants

    Nitrogen purging forms an integral part of safe and efficient functioning of an acetylene production plant. This process should be incorporated by all acetylene gas plant owners. This is an internal cleaning process employed to free pipes and other parts of all contaminants. It helps in ridding the system of hazardous elements like oxygen, thus
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  • Safety Equipment Alert: Liquid Flashback Arrester vs. Dry Flashback Arrester
    April 13, 2015 / Comments Off on Safety Equipment Alert: Liquid Flashback Arrester vs. Dry Flashback Arrester / Flashback Arresters

    Flashback arresters are one of the most important safety and hazard prevention tools available. Flashback arresters are used in industries where explosive gases are transferred from one location to another. This safety device is essential in large industrial set-ups as well as during simple welding functions. When gases are transferred via hoses, pipes, or cylinders,
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  • Repurposing Industrial Waste: Lime Slurry
    March 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Repurposing Industrial Waste: Lime Slurry / acetylene gas plants

    Huge amounts of industrial waste are generated around the world. This waste can be harmful to the environment if not disposed properly, or the disposal of the same could lead to very high costs. On the other hand, utilizing industrial waste as secondary raw materials for other industries could not only reduce costs and save
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  • Features and Applications of Dual Stage Brass Barstock Regulators
    August 27, 2014 / Comments Off on Features and Applications of Dual Stage Brass Barstock Regulators / specialty gas equipment

    Gas regulators are responsible for pressure maintenance and shutting off the flow of gas or liquid. Acting as valves, the regulators come in various types and are made of different materials. Dual stage brass barstock regulators are one such type of gas regulator known for its excellent pressure control of ultra high purity gases. Features
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  • Factors to Consider While Selecting Stainless Steel Regulators
    August 27, 2014 / Comments Off on Factors to Consider While Selecting Stainless Steel Regulators / specialty gas equipment

    Various industrial, as well as commercial applications require superior quality stainless steel regulators for pressure control in gas and/or liquid systems. Selection of the right type of regulator is very important because they may be used in hostile environments with toxic, corrosive or reactive gases. Compatibility and operational value of the regulator depends on various
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