I am currently a jewelry manufacturer in NYC. I have been using a
natural gas/oxy mix for my shop (I do everything from small
repairs to smelting platinum) recently NYC has made it manditory to
have flashback arresters which will require me to purchase &
install a torch booster. my question is should I switch to another
fuel like propane/oxy or hydrogen/oxy?
At the MJSA Expo. New York, there were a few torches running. For the
second year in a row, the fire authority shut all but one of them
down at this event. Our (Spirig) fully patented multicell
hydrogen/oxygen generator, the Spirflame[tm] Karat 250 system was
allowed to run. We have a good number of happy customers.
Next year at this event, we will be supporting two firms who need a
torch in their booths to demonstrate their product. Our system is
all over NYC, including historic buildings with the full approval and
permission of the NYC Fire Inspectors. We have been operating for
many years legally in the 47 St. jewelry district, the Canal Street
area, multi-use buildings,and apartment complexes.
Since the show, I have been very busy installing more Spirflames[tm]
in NYC to comply with the new laws and tougher individual
requirements at specific buildings. Not just for reasons of safety,
but because we can provide a cleaner, more accurate, easier to use
flame, which produces better results under the same conditions.
Many shops commonly run several operators off of one of our
Spirflames[tm] without difficulty. We are not for melting large
amounts of metal (1 ounce, plus). But for many reasons we make the
perfect bench torch, with large enough flames and plenty of heat for
platinum. If you would like our complete and pricing,
please feel free to E-mail me directly with your exact mailing
address (no PO Boxes please, we send via UPS). I would be happy to
send our info. to you and your own would remain
Gary W. Miller
Sr. Technical Advisor, Spirig
T: 800 499 9933 or 203 378 5216