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[G-1.10] Guideline for the Safe Operation of Acetylene Generators


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.


Category Gases     Standards & Guidelines
Keywords acetylene  |  acetylene explosive behavior  |  generator
Related G-1  |  G-1.7  |  G-1.8