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Category: acetylene gas plants

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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