Can you use acetylene for balloons?

Here is why you should never fill a balloon with Acetylene and then play with the balloon. Take a look at the damage to the boys truck. Their lucky to be alive.

Is oxy acetylene explosive?

Acetylene is an extremely flammable gas and can form an explosive atmosphere in the presence of air or oxygen.

What happens to acetylene above 15 psi?

Acetylene will not explode under low pressure at normal temperatures. However, it becomes unstable and spontaneously combustible when compressed to a pressure over 15 psi. Beyond 29.4 psi, it becomes self explosive, and a slight shock may cause it to explode even in the absence of air or oxygen.

Is acetylene lighter than air?

Acetylene is the only fuel gas recommended for underground working conditions because it is lighter than air. It is also the only fuel gas, for instance, which can be used to weld steel. In cutting, oxy-acetylene gives the fastest preheating and piercing times of any fuel gas combination.

Is acetylene a gas?

Acetylene is a colorless and odorless gas. Commercial grade Acetylene may have an Ether-like or garlic-like odor. It is used for welding, cutting, brazing and soldering, and in making other chemicals. Acetylene is shipped under pressure dissolved in Acetone or Dimethylformamide.

How powerful is an acetylene explosion?

How big can a gas cylinder explosion be? According to Derby Telegraph, an acetylene cylinder explosion can create a “fireball of up to 25 metres and throw shrapnel up to 200 metres.”

Can you have oxy acetylene at home?

It is illegal to store oxy acetylene gas bottles (used for welding) at your home or in any of our properties including garages and outbuildings.

What PSI is a full acetylene tank?

A full acetylene cylinder which has a pressure of 250 psi at 700F (1725 kPa at 20 C) will have a pressure of 315 psi at 900F (2175 kPa at 310C) and a pressure of 190 psi at 500 F (1300 kPa at 90C).

Why is my acetylene torch popping?

The reason that an oxyacetylene cutting torch will pop and go out is because of a problem with gas flow. Usually this is either an issue with flow settings, a leak or blockage.

How far should acetylene valves be turned on?

An acetylene cylinder valve shall not be opened more than one and one-half turns of the spindle, and preferably no more than three-fourths of a turn.