On 19-Nov-96, Eva, Mr. K. ORTRS/2 wrote aboutRe: Acetylene and copper:
I read somewhere that you should never use acetylene with
copper. Why is that?
Marshall T. Jones
I don’t know about Codes around the world, certainly the
combination is not allowed here. Fittings bought from a reputable
manufacturer intended for acetylene are all OK in this respect. Normal
tubing for fixed acetylene installations here is stainless.
EMKO> Kevin Eva, Northern England, UK
G’day; If copper/acetylene combination is so dangerous, how is it that I’ve
never heard of stainless welding torches, acetylene gauges, etc? Brass
torches and gauges have been used for yonks and brass has a high copper
content, but one never hears of a torch/gauge exploding other than due to