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Hazards of Acetylene Gas

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Mine Type: All Mines
Category: General Safety and Maintenance
Accident Busters Photo Acetylene is the most common gas used for fueling cutting torches. When mixed with pure oxygen in a cutting torch assembly, an acetylene flame can reach a temperature of 5700 F. ACETYLENE IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE. Many users may not be aware of the unique characteristics of acetylene that create special hazards compared to other fuel gases. These hazards include the following:

Issued: 04/19/2002
Tag # AP2004-M105

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