Publication Detail: G-1.10
Guideline for the Safe Operation of Acetylene Generators
Edition: 1
Published: October, 2017
Status: Available
Type: Standards and Specifications
Catalog group: Gases
Size: 12 pages
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There have been recent safety concerns involving acetylene decomposition in calcium carbide generators.

This publication is intended to provide general guidelines for safe operation of acetylene generators. This publication includes recommendations for operational safe practices, maintenance to mitigate potential acetylene decomposition, and other hazards while operating acetylene generators. This publication is limited to acetylene generation systems using calcium carbide added to water known as wet generation.

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