Acetylene is a highly flammable & colorless gas. It poses fire and explosion hazards at very low concentrations. Acetylene is an unstable gas and is filled in cylinders packed with a porous mass. Generically it is sold as dissolved Acetylene. Special care is required during examination & filling the cylinder. Commercial production of Acetylene is done using Calcium Carbide.


Acetylene when mixed with Oxygen burns violently & produces an extremely hot flame. It is used very commonly for metal cutting in the steel industry. Acetylene produces a highly luminous flame.ln line with these characteristics, following are the most common applications:
• Metal Fabrication
• Marine Lighting
• Atomic Absorption

Acetylene Specifications

Acetylene FormPurityImpuritiesImpurities
- - PH3+ASH3H2S
Industrial Grade99.5%N /AN / A
AA Grade99.6%< 50 ppm< 50 ppm