Compressed Gas Association announces new acetylene standard


The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) announced the release of a new publication recently, titled CGA G-1.9, Recommended Practices for Maintaining the Proper Solvent Level in Acetylene Cylinders.

The publication covers recommendations for maintaining the proper solvent level in acetylene cylinders and provides fillers with a reliable method with which they can develop standard operating procedures.

Numerous tables enable operators to maintain the correct solvent level in a cylinder, without performing calculations each time a cylinder is checked.

“G 1.9 will lead to a greater understanding of the acetylene cylinder solvent system, the solventing process, increased safety, and increased efficiencies,” stated Jack Wert, Technical Manager for the CGA.

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