The use of acetylene gas is quite common in many industries. Uses include flame hardening in oil and gas field operations and vacuum carburizing for heavy machinery and automotive parts. The semiconductor and glass industries, among others, are also creating new uses for this traditionally popular fuel gas. While it’s seeing a newfound diversity of uses, acetylene continues as the fuel gas of choice for metal cutting, brazing and welding, particularly manual cutting applications. But recent supply availability has made it increasingly more difficult to find — and secure — a steady, reliable supply of acetylene.
Linde provides several advantages for customers, starting with its acetylene supply. Linde distributes both generated acetylene, which is generated through a controlled reaction of calcium carbide and water, and chemical acetylene, which is produced from the process of thermal hydrocarbon cracking.
Chemical acetylene gives users higher purity than generated acetylene, which makes it more efficient in many applications. However, the ability to supply generated acetylene in addition to chemical acetylene gives us a redundancy in our supply chain that results in a stable supply for our customers.
Whatever your needs, Linde can deliver acetylene gas to our customers when they need it with fewer concerns about possible service interruptions. Whether it’s new processes like burn-ins of semiconductors or traditional metal cutting applications, you don’t have let gas supply problems burn you. Choose Linde.
A reliable supply of acetylene can make impact your bottom line. At Linde, we work to give you the freedom to focus on your business and not spend time worrying about managing and handling the gas supply required for your various operations.
Single acetylene cylinders are available in capacities from 10-450 cubic feet, and Linde also offers nine-cylinder clusters that benefit customers by extending time working, while minimizing the need for frequent cylinder handling.