The Acetylene Cylinder Filling Plant is designed for maximum carbide yield and high efficiency. The rated plant capacity is from 15 to 200 kg per hour depends on model selected. The acetylene plant is constructed and inspected with a best practice policy that meets the intent of design principles and manufacturing practices from Section VIII of the ASME codes. It is also designed to NFPA 51A: “Standards for Acetylene Charging Plants 2006”. Equipped with all of the safety features found only in Hi-Tech’s plants, The Plant is optimized for low building and installation costs. This acetylene plant is skid mounted with the generator mounted on one skid and the process equipment installed on a second skid.
The medium pressure generator is the highly efficient “SCREW FEED” type capable of using calcium carbide of graded size from 4 mm up to 50 mm with a maximum dust content of 15%. The recommended carbide size is 15 X 25 mm. The generator has automatic water inlet, residue agitation and residue slurry discharge. The generator comes complete with a double 110 kg capacity hoppers which is recharged by exposing only the hopper to atmospheric pressure. The balance of the system remains sealed, permitting fast recharging with calcium chloride and a quick return to charging cylinders.
The process skid consists of equipment to cool the acetylene and to produce acetylene that is 99.6% pure. Laboratory grade acetylene purity is based on USA/UK grade calcium carbide or the equivalent being used.Two 20 to 240 cylinder manifolds come with main isolation valves, flame arresters and flexible cylinder filling leads that have non-return check valves. Hand wheels with nipples that use o-rings to seal make the connection of cylinders quicker. A motor control center is used to control all automated processes of the acetylene plant. Also having facility of remote controlling by local area connection