Acetylene Plant for Continuous process Applications is mainly used in chemical industry of the production of ethylene or various chemical processes and designed for maximum carbide yield and high efficiency.
The rated plant capacity is from 5 to 50 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 discharge. The generator comes complete with a double 100 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.
Acetylene storage tank is provided with master valves, flame arresters and check valves. tank is filled with monolithic calcium mass for preventaion of formation of dangerious pockets, Acetylene is stored at a working pressure of 2.5 bars and drawn for use directly to process plant.
with the help of mass flow controller, calculated amount of acetylene is dosed to process plant.
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