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Understanding the Importance of ASME Standards for Pressure Vessels and Fabrication
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Pressure vessels are used in various industries such as chemical, military and defense, petrochemical, as well as energy, oil, and gas for storage of toxic and non-toxic gases, chemicals, and liquids, among others. The safety of these vessels is the main concern among users using them. To meet this, extreme care is taken during the
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How ASME Has Affected Pressure Vessels Manufacturing
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Pressure vessels are cylindrical close containers used in various industries for storing various types of toxic and non-toxic elements such as gases, liquids, and semi-solids. These fluids are stored at different pressures and temperatures in bulk quantities. If the pressure vessel fails to perform then the consequences can be dangerous. To avoid this, pressure vessel
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Are You Using The Right Hose Connection For Your Gas Welding Hoses?
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Hoses are used across industries to transfer various types of fuel gases for welding and cutting. Fuel gases such as acetylene, propane, and butane utilize different types of welding hoses. These hoses may differ in terms of their lengths and thicknesses; however, they are commonly distinguished based on their connection sizes – A, B, and
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Tips for Piping Systems Used for Acetylene, Oxygen and Inert Gas Plants
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Acetylene is today considered one of the most popular industrial gases, which is distributed through manufacturing plants in pipelines and manifolds. Along with acetylene, oxygen and other inert gases are also used in various industrial applications. These pipelines and manifolds are fitted with various components to ensure the proper distribution of gas. The type of
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Difference Between Braze Welding and Gas Welding Explained
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Working with metals is not easy because they are reactive to heat. These metals are transformed into various shapes employing different techniques. Welding is one of these techniques, where metals are fused by the application of pressure and heat, as well as filler material. This technique has evolved over the years, and today various welding
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Advantages of Rexarc Portable Gas Distribution Centers
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Acetylene gas cylinders find large applications in the metal fabrication industry among several others. Although these cylinders provide several advantages, they may take up a lot of space, and require regular replacements, too. They also increase rental costs and demand regular record keeping. There are several other issues associated with these cylinders owing to the
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Importance of Flashback Arresters in Fuel Gas Piping System
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Oxy-fuel torches along with fuel pipelines are used in various metalworking facilities for cutting or welding strong metals. The fuel gas is directed at the metal at a particular pressure. Any change in the pressure may cause the flame to flow towards the tip of the torch or backwards, which may lead to severe damage
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Top 5 Rexarc Acetylene Plant Issues and Tips to Overcome Them
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Acetylene gas plants are used for various continuous process applications such as for ethylene production in the chemical industry, in the metal fabrication industry for oxy-acetylene welding, cutting, brazing, and so on. There are several acetylene gas plant manufacturers in the US such as Rexarc, who have been delivering acetylene gas plants for a long
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A Guide to Proactive Maintenance of Flame Arresters
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Flame arresters are used in acetylene pipelines to interrupt the combustion of flames, which may attain high speeds, and cause heavy damage unless they are stopped. These devices feature heat sinks having a high surface-to-volume ratio, as well as narrow passageways such as woven wire gauzes, parallel metal plates, or porous metal plates that are
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Why You Need To Upgrade Your Acetylene Purifiers?
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Acetylene has become one of the popular industrial gases owing to the several advantages it offers. However, the gas has many impurities, which makes it difficult to use in its original form. Thus, it is purified using a specially made acetylene purifier, which is used in conjunction with the acetylene gas plant. Rexarc, a leading
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How a Rexarc Liquid Flashback Arrester Works?
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Today, many manufacturing processes demand flammable industrial gases. Thus, it has become important to use a variety of hazard prevention and safety tools when carrying out these processes. Of the various tools, flashback arresters have become one of the must-have tools in manufacturing facilities, where oxy-fuel welding and cutting is performed. Do you want to
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Propane vs. Acetylene Cutting and Welding
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Welding is one of the intricate manufacturing processes used in various industries. The process may vary largely according to the material that is being considered for welding, magnetic or non-magnetic, ferrous or non-ferrous material, and so on. Gases are one of the integral components of welding, and today various types of gases are used for
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How to Safely Store Compressed Acetylene Gas Cylinders?
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Today, various types of compressed gases such as acetylene, propane, oxygen, nitrogen, helium, argon, and so on, are used across various industries. Filled into cylinders, these compressed gases may pose chemical and mechanical hazards depending on their properties. They are often explosive, combustible, poisonous, corrosive, or may offer a combination of all these hazards. Thus,
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Know How Acetylene is Produced in Acetylene Plant
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Acetylene is one of the most popular gases used across industries for oxy-acetylene welding and cutting. It is also used as a raw material for the production of various chemicals such as polyester plastics, polyurethane, and more. Acetylene gas is colorless and odorless when pure. Industrial acetylene has a distinctive odor and is combustible in
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Tips for an Effective Acetylene Generator Clean Out
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Acetylene, being one of the widely used compressed gases, is nowadays produced on a larger scale using acetylene plants. As with any regular compressed gas generation equipment, these plants are fitted with several parts that play a key role in their functioning. These parts require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure their long-term performance. The
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How to Maintain Agitator Shafts in Acetylene Plants?
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Over the years, the use of several compressed gases in industries has increased. Acetylene is one such gas that has gained immense popularity in various industries because of the several benefits it offers. Today, acetylene production and filling plants are being installed at many facilities around the world. With increasing use, global standards are being
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Calcium Chloride and Its Uses in Acetylene Production
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Acetylene is one of the common raw materials used in the production of other chemicals. It is also employed for welding various metals. Being a popular industrial gas, acetylene is often produced using acetylene generation plants. Rexarc is one of the leading acetylene gas plant manufacturers in the world. These compressed gas plants are manufactured
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Recommended Lubricants for Acetylene Plants and Important Maintenance Checklists
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Acetylene is an industrial gas with several beneficial properties, which makes it easily popular over other industrial gases such as methane, propane, and so on. Though all these gases are hydrocarbons, the acetylene differs from them in terms of its chemical bonding. The chemical formula of acetylene is C2H2 that suggests the presence of two
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What Size Acetylene Plant is Right for Me?
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Acetylene (C2H2) is a highly flammable gas; it is colorless and has a peculiar odor. Acetylene gas plants are units where acetylene gas production is carried out. At the plant, acetylene is produced either through a chemical reaction or cracking process. Acetylene has a number of applications across industries, especially in sectors such as chemical,
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Why Use Acetylene For Welding
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Welding is an important fabrication processes in various manufacturing industries. There are different types of welding procedures. One important type is gas-welding. In this type of welding, the heat necessary for the process is produced by the combustion of oxygen and acetylene. Sometimes, hydrogen, butane, and propane are also used as replacements of acetylene. The
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4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Acetone Pumps
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Acetylene is the hottest burning industrial fuel gas. It is also volatile at full cylinder pressure. To help stability, acetone gets added to the cylinder for safe transportation, storage and use. Acetone also stabilizes the acetylene in the cylinder and enables the cylinder to hold about 25 times more acetylene than if acetone was not
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Why Your Acetylene Plant May Need an Upgraded Generator Relief Valve?
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Pressure vessels serve different purposes, and they are used across various industries. These vessels may be compressed with different types of industrial gases. Some common gasses include air, acetylene, helium, oxygen, or nitrogen. Being a popular industrial gas, acetylene is generated in a tank used across the world. As with any other vessel, over pressurizing
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Know About Acetylene, Its Properties, and Rexarc’s Acetylene Gas Monitoring System
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Acetylene is one of the popular industrial gases used across the world. The gas offers several advantages which has contributed to its widespread use across various industries. Although human-friendly, the gas also possesses several hazardous properties, which may lead to accidents, if not properly addressed at the initial level. Thus, safety is of paramount importance
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Safety Recommendations for Working with Industrial Gas Cylinders
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Industrial gas cylinders have been around for a long time. They are widely used for welding, medical applications, fermenting liquids, and several other applications across various industries. In addition to these, new applications for these cylinders are emerging, as new industries and technologies are evolving. These cylinders are filled with low molecular weight chemicals in
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Why are Fiberglass-lined Acetylene Gas Purifiers a Better Option?
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Acetylene gas is a product gas, which is manufactured for use in different industries such as manufacturing, petrochemicals, biotechnology, environmental protection, etc. Like other industrial gases, this gas also has several impurities such as particulates, organic and inorganic matter, water, volatile metals, etc. These impurities not only affect the efficiency of the systems, but also
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Guide to Proper Hose Use, Care, and Maintenance
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Safety hoses are important in industries where liquids and gases get moved. Most times, these hoses are made from sturdy materials, which helps improve their performance in harsh conditions. Do you think the sturdiest construction is enough to ensure its lasting performance? No, it is not enough. When used improperly, these hose assemblies can evoke
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Hose Selection 101: Tips to Select a Right Hose for a Gas Facility
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Hoses get used in industrial facilities dealing with different types of gases. These are hollow and flexible tubes, which get used to pack dissolved gases such as acetylene, and atmospheric gases such as oxygen, and argon in cylinders or for conveying them as a part of a process. Facilities working with such gases must understand
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Rexarc at Acetylene and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Seminar 2018
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Rexarc, a market leader in acetylene gas plant solutions, is committed to creating awareness about risks and hazards associated with the industrial applications of acetylene gas generator equipment. To fulfill this commitment, the company has decided to make its presence felt at the Acetylene and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Seminar 2018. The seminar is being
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Benefits of Using Non-Sparking Tools in Acetylene Plants
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Safe and health-friendly workplaces are a necessity in every country. In the United States of America, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directs employers to assure workplaces that are safe to work, and ensures their safety and wellbeing. All industries are regulated by OSHA’s directives. The chemical industry is no exception from this. There are
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4 Overlooked Benefits of Rebuilt Acetylene Compressors
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When it comes to compressed gas products, many business owners and managers prefer buying new ones. Many times, this is due to a gap in their understanding of the benefits of the rebuilding process or even that rebuilt units are available. What are these benefits? What does a compressor rebuilding involve? This post discusses how
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That Little BOX on your Wall….What does it do?
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The concept of manifolding has been around in the welding, gases, and hardgoods industry for a long time. While it is a general term used in the compressed gas industry and can mean many things, this article focuses on manifolding at the customer site where gas is being distributed and used. It is centered around
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Thank You for Visiting Us at MENA 2017
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We would like to utilize this opportunity to thank you and all other business partners, current and prospective clients for visiting us at booth #13 at Gasworld Conference, Dubai. It was a great event for the team. Our team is excited about the positive response of contact booth sessions, which enabled them to connect with
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Calcium Carbide for Acetylene Production
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Acetylene is a combustible gas with a distinctive odor. It is used as a raw material for the production of several organic chemicals, as well as a fuel component in metal cutting, and oxy-acetylene welding. Today, acetylene is also used in the production of several plastics. Typically acetylene is produced by either one of the
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Rexarc at MENA Industrial Gas Conference 2017
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Rexarc, a leading manufacturer of acetylene gas plants, is looking forward to the next major gas industry event – the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Industrial Gas Conference 2017. The event will be taking place from 18th – 20th September, 2017 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The MENA Industrial Gas Conference is
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A Brief Introduction to Rexarc’s Ammonia Scrubber
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Ammonia gas is a very common by-product of chemical processes. Chemical manufacturers are required to reduce their ammonia gas emissions because it is classified as a hazardous substance by the United States Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). There are strict requirements in regards to its storage, production, and use. Rexarc International Inc. provides
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What You Need to Know About GHS – Acetylene Gas?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 production plant, employees are provided with specific protective gear like gloves, safety glasses, safety
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Six Methods of Carbide Lime Processing
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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 manufacturing 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
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Common Acetylene Plant Problems & Their Solutions – Part II
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nitrogen purging forms an integral part of safe and efficient functioning of an acetylene gas 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,
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Safety Equipment Alert: Liquid Flashback Arrester vs. Dry Flashback Arrester
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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
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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
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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
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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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