Is Acetylene Better Than Propane?

In the world of fuel gases, is Acetylene better than Propane?

Each has its advantages. It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

5 Advantages of Acetylene

  • Hottest flame temperature fuel gas
  • 1.5/1 ratio gas to Oxygen
  • Pinpoint flame, easier to start, “bites in”
  • Localized; heat depth can be controlled
  • Smaller tips can be used on jewelry and electronics

Alternative Fuel Advantages

  • Lower cost
  • Higher BTUs per cubic foot
  • Larger gas volume per cylinder available
  • Higher use pressure

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