Cylinder Charging Manifolds
Each cylinder is protected with flame arresters on each side of the shutoff valves. The cylinder connection includes an o-ring style handwheel connection to each cylinder and is protected with a flame arrester and a reverse flow check valve in the connection stem. Manifold mounting stands and cylinder cooling water sprays are standard equipment.
A Drainback Manifold safely recovers and recycles back to the generator the acetylene gas from problem cylinders.
- The cylinder filling manifolds are protected with flame arresters placed before and after each shut-off valve.
- The cylinder filling leads are also protected with stem reverse flow check valves, which allow cylinders with uneven pressures to be connected to the cylinder lead.
- Cylinders will start filling when the manifold reaches the cylinder pressure keeping them from cascading into one another.
- As an additional safety precaution, the manifolds are equipped with water sprays to keep the cylinders cool while filling.