FXD Vs. ACETYLENE


COMPARISON INFORMATION

Description FXD ACETYLENE

Shock Sensitivity

Stable/Safe

Unstable/Less Safe

Percent Useable Pressure

Full Cylinder

15 Pounds Limit

Tendency to Backfire

Slight

Considerable

Cylinder Weight Empty

75#

220# Large

Cylinder Weight Full

175#

240#

Cylinder Comparison

One

7" - 325 Cu. Ft. Cylinder


FLAMEX PROS ACETYLENE CONS

Less Cylinder Handling

Seven Times More Handling

Economic Advantages

Much More Costly

Total Heat Value Greater

Less Heat Value

Primary Flame Less

Primary Flame More

Secondary Flame Greater

Secondary Flame Less

Tips: Only two piece

Run Cooler

Longer Life

Less Cleaning

Less Downtime

Tips: One piece

Shorter Life

More Cleaning

More Downtime

More Costly

Bulk Availability

Bulk Not Available

Uses Standard 340 PSI Rated

propane cylinders (less cost)

Costly Acetylene cylinders

Reduction of cylinder quantity,

handling and turnaround.

More cylinders required for

handling and turnaround.

FLAMEX - THE BETTER CHOICE