Acetylene (c2h2) is a fuel gas that is colorless and highly flammable. it brings numerous benefits to the long-term user. it has a high heat release in the primary flame and a low heat in the secondary flame. it has the hottest temperature of the commercially available fuel gases. Among other notable advantages, acetylene has the lowest oxygen-volume ratio when compared to MAPP, propylene and propane. Acetylene produces the highest flame temperature of any fuel gas and is generally more flexible and easier to use in welding and cutting than alternative fuels.
Argon makes up less than one percent of the earth's atmosphere and is a nonflammable, colorless, odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic gas. Argon is an inert gas and does not react with other compounds or elements. Argon is used as a shielding gas to prevent the atmosphere from contaminating the weld area and the tungsten electrode in gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Tulsa Gas & Gear offers many different sizes of argon cylinders ranging from 40 cubic feet to cryogenic bulk systems. We also offer many different blends of argon and other gases to meet the requirements of your welding job. argon can be blended with carbon dioxide (co2), hydrogen (h2), helium (he), or oxygen (o2) to enhance the arc characteristics or facilitate metal transfer in gas metal arc welding (gmaw or mig).
Carbon dioxide is the most versatile of all gases. Its physical and chemical properties, and its ability to be processed into a liquid, gas or solid, make it ideal for a variety of diverse applications. It is normally stored as a liquid and can exist only as a solid or gas at room conditions. Carbon dioxide has a low temperature (-109° F as a solid), is highly inert under most conditions, and although basically non-reactive, becomes chemically active when exposed to moisture or high heat. Carbon dioxide is a compound of carbon and oxygen in proportions by weight of about 27.3 percent carbon to 72.7 percent oxygen. At normal atmospheric temperatures and pressures, carbon dioxide is colorless, odorless and about 1.5 times as heavy as air. Carbon dioxide is sensed by some persons as having a slight pungent odor and biting taste. It is normally inert and nontoxic. Tulsa Gas & Gear offers many sizes of carbon dioxide ranging from 20# cylinders to cryogenic bulk systems. SEE BELOW ON HOW TULSA GAS AND GEAR CAN HELP IN YOUR APPLICATION AND USES.
Tulsa Gas & Gear offers fuel gas that combines propane with an additive to give you a higher flame temperature than just propane by itself. Fuel gas is a more stable gas than acetylene resulting in a higher level of safety. Fuel gas produces a hotter flame and faster piercing and is a more economical cutting fuel than acetylene and will result in less use of oxygen and fuel.
Helium (He) is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic, non-corrosive and nonflammable gas. it is the second lightest element next to hydrogen. Helium is an inert gas and does not react with other compounds or elements. Due to its high thermal conductivity and high ionization potential, helium is used as a shielding gas for welding applications when increased heat input is desired, and low tolerance for oxidizing elements exist such as with aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and magnesium alloys. the addition of helium generally increases weld pool fluidity and travel speed.
Hydrogen (H) IS THE LIGHTEST ELEMENTAL GAS. colorless, odorless, tasteless and nontoxic. Hydrogen is extremely flammable and burns in air with a pale blue, almost invisible flame. Hydrogen is commonly found in nature as compounds with other elements. It is the most abundant element found on earth.
Nitrogen makes up 78 percent of the atmosphere and is a nonflammable, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Nitrogen is inert except at arc welding temperatures, where it will react with some metals, such as aluminum, magnesium, and titanium. Nitrogen is widely used in plasma and laser cutting. Tulsa Gas & Gear offers many different sizes of nitrogen cylinders ranging from 20 cubic feet to cryogenic bulk systems.
Oxygen makes up 21 percent of the atmosphere. Oxygen is a nonflammable gas but does vigorously support combustion. Because of its highly oxidizing and combustion supporting properties, oxygen is an ideal gas for increasing flame temperatures and improving performance for oxy fuel welding and cutting. Small amounts of oxygen can be added to argon for increased arc stability and improVe the wetting and shape of the weld bead on mild or stainless steels. Tulsa Gas & Gear offers many different sizes of oxygen cylinders ranging from 20 cubic feet to cryogenic bulk systems.
Propane is a colorless, flammable, liquefied gas with a natural gas odor. The flame temperature of the oxy-propane flame is lower than acetylene. Propane is commonly used by scrap yards for cutting carbon steel, where the cut quality is not critical. Where cut quality is not a concern, propane may be a cost-effective fuel gas. Tulsa Gas & Gear offers different sizes of propane cylinders to for use as a cutting fuel ranging from 27 pounds to 420 pounds.
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Propylene is one of the cleanest burning, easiest to use, best performing and safest fuels available. With most products you have to pay extra to get the best, but with Propylene you get this high level of quality and still save money. The average cost of Propylene is typically 50% lower than the cost of acetylene. The versatility of Propylene means that you only need to buy one fuel for many jobs. Propylene can be used for hand cutting, machine cutting, flame hardening, metalizing, brazing, soldering, welding, pre-heating and stress relieving.