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What is the difference between oxygen and acetylene cylinders?
Last Updated: 7th April, 2021
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Beside this, what should my oxygen and acetylene be set at?
Check the manufacturer's instructions, but generally the acetylene should be set to about 10 psi and the oxygen should be set to about 40 psi.
Subsequently, question is, when using oxygen and acetylene cylinders open the valves? Always keep cylinders in an upright position. Oxygen cylinder valves must be opened all the way. Do not open acetylene cylinder valves more than 1 turn (1/4 to 1/3 is usually enough). Turn pressures into gauges gradually.
Also Know, how do you identify acetylene cylinders?
In industrial applications acetylene cylinders are maroon coloured, and with a left thread. The oxygen cylinders are black, and have a right-handed thread. That way you cannot get the regulators and hoses mixed up.
Do you use more oxygen or acetylene?
For the maximum flame temperature in oxygen, the ratio of the volume of oxygen to fuel gas are 1,2 to 1 for acetylene and 4.3 to 1 for propane. So, there is far more oxygen being consumed when using Propane. Despite Propane being less expensive than acetylene, this is counteracted by the higher oxygen consumption.