ACETYLENE (C2 H2)

Acetylene

  General

Acetylene is a highly flammable & colourless gas. It poses fire and explosion hazards at very low concentrations. Acetylene is an unstable gas and is filled in cylinders packed with a porous mass. Generically it is sold as dissolved Acetylene. Special care is required during examination & filling the cylinder. Commercial production of Acetylene is done using Calcium Carbide.

Applications

Acetylene when mixed with Oxygen burns violently & produces an extremely hot flame. It is used very commonly for metal cutting in the steel industry. Acetylene produces a highly luminous flame.ln line with these characteristics, following are the most common applications:

  • Metal Fabrication
  • Marine Lighting
  • Atomic Absorption

Specifications

  Purity

Impurities

    PH3+ASH3 H2S
Industrial Grade 99.5% N/A N/A
AA Grade 99.6% < 50 ppm < 50 ppm

Packing Details


  Capacity
 
Gas Contents
(kg per unit)
Filling Pressure
(psi)
Cylinders 10 cft
40 cft
200 cft
0.3
1.2
5.0
290
290
290
Racks 8cyl/rack 40.0 290

Conversion Factor


Molecular Weight 26.04
Boiling Point @ 10psig -103.4 deg F (-75 deg C)
Freezing/Melting Point -116 deg F (-82.2 deg C)
Specific Gravity 0.906
Flammabilityb Limit 2.5 - 81%
Autoignition Temperature 81 deg F (305 deg C)