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    BCGA issue safety alert revision for acetylene regulator hazards


    Due to the occurrence of incidents and potential for explosions involving the use of incompatible regulators with acetylene gas, the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has issued a revision to Safety Alert 01 – The hazards of using incompatible regulatory with acetylene.

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    Gaining traction


    From its humble start in Tampa, Florida (US), MagneGas® Corporation has steadily grown into a green tech company at the forefront of the industrial gas sector – and offers the only renewable acetylene replacement fuel available on the market today, called MagneGas2®.

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    A contest that’s just heating up


    MagneGas2 takes on acetylene as the fuel of choice for welders, fabricators, writes Bob Croce, Senior Editor.

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    Practicing good safety with welding and cutting


    When sound safety practices aren’t taken into consideration, packaged acetylene – used for the purposes of welding and cutting – can produce dangerous outcomes, especially when the gas is combined with oxygen. 

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    Acetylene cylinder filling


    Acetylene is one of the most dangerous flammable gases. Because of its molecular triple carbon bond it inherently has a great deal of stored energy able to be released either in a controlled process, such as welding and cutting, or in an uncontrolled fashion during decomposition.

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    Safety, productivity and renewability: An interview with MagneGas


    In an exclusive interview with gasworld, MagneGas CEO Ermanno Santilli explains why the company’s biggest sale to date is a breakthrough for its fast-rising MagneGas2® fuel.

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    Afrox issues caution of confined atmospheric hazards


    The Linde Group’s African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has warned of gaseous hazards in confined spaces, offering detailed risk assessments and assessment reports to combat potentially dangerous, atmospheric situations.

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    MagneGas signs LOI for largest sale in its history


    MagneGas Corporation has entered into its largest equipment sale to date with a Letter of Intent (LOI) to manufacture and deliver equipment and supplies to an as-yet-unnamed company based in Germany.

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    Big change coming in cutting fuels


    We live in a technological age, with advances and innovations happening on a seemingly daily basis. It’s hard to believe that certain industries rely on tools that have changed very little in over a century. One such industry is metal cutting, where legacy fuels such as acetylene are slow to ...

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    Harris to be MagneGas distributor


    MagneGas® Corporation has announced that US distributor Harris Industrial Gases is to begin distributing its MagneGas2® fuel product for metal cutting applications.

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    10 minutes with...Jake Lake


    Take 10 minutes out with Jake lake, Technical Manager of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), who discusses safety in the gases industry, his varied role at the BCGA, and what the association is doing to improve safety in welding operations.

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    Acetylene safety – ESAB issues regulations reminder


    The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) and the Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) came into force in November 2014.

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    Safety in cutting and welding


    Packaged acetylene is commonly used for welding and cutting applications. To help mitigate the risks associated with acetylene, Linde Gases is taking a stand on acetylene safety with the development of a worldwide safety programme.

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    In focus...Welding equipment and consumables


    In the welding sector, much like last month’s focus on cylinder filling equipment, the quest for automation plays a vital role for many in the industry – driving a boost in profitability, an increase in order processing speed, and benefitting from safety enhancements. Stuart Radnedge explores.

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    Spectron unveils new acetylene safety technology


    Spectron GmbH has proudly announced the completion of its patented Spectron ‘Acetylene Safety Guard’ (ASG) device. “This innovative product is a natural progression for our Spectrotec range,” affirmed Spectron GmbH General Manager Johan van der Klift.

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    WITT unveils automatic acetylene regulation


    WITT-Gasetechnik has created a complete pressure regulating station for acetylene with an impressive 150 m³/h flow rate in the form of its new 150NA product.

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    Two more entrants into the hydrogen cutting market


    Three years ago, Iwatani came out with its trump card the ‘Hydrocut, a cutting gas based primarily on hydrogen. The company already has two factories working on this product and now, according to The Gas Review (TGR), another two companies have entered this space.

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    Worthington’s acetylene plant complete


    Worthington Industries, Inc. has announced that its acetylene massing plant rebuild is complete, with product now available for customers. The company’s acetylene massing plant in Kienberg, Austria was destroyed in a fire in November 2013.