Acetylene Air Torch Jewelry

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Acetylene Air Torch Jewelry
Smith torch.jpg
Owner/Loaner PS:One (torch heads, regulator), Dean Anderson (tank)
Serial Number NE835A
Make/Model Smith Air/Acetylene Handi-Heet Outfit
Arrival Date DATE
Usability yes
Contact Dean Anderson
Where Jewelry area. AKA ex-SEM area
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $200
Host Area Coldmetals


Acetylene Air Torch Jewelry PS:One (torch heads, regulator), Dean Anderson (tank) Area: Coldmetals https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Acetylene_Air_Torch_Jewelry



This tool requires certification for use.


Safety

  • If you smell acetylene, shut off the cylinder by turning the handle at the top of the tank clockwise.
  • Don't operate the torch with the regulator set to 15 PSI or higher (the red zone on the left gauge). Acetylene becomes unstable above 15 PSI.
  • Don't tip the acetylene cylinder on its side. If an acetylene cylinder has tipped over or was stored on its side, carefully place the cylinder upright and do not use until the liquid has settled to the bottom. The rule of thumb is not to use the cylinder for as many minutes as the cylinder was on its side, up to 24 hours.
  • Safety glasses are recommended.

Starting the torch.

  1. Install the tip you need on the torch.
  2. Make sure the torch valve is closed (clockwise).
  3. Turn the pressure regulator T-handle counterclockwise until it is loose.
  4. Open the valve at the top of the cylinder 1/4 turn counterclockwise. The right gauge should now be showing the internal pressure of the cylinder and the left gauge should be at 0 PSI.
  5. Turn the pressure regulator T-handle clockwise until the desired pressure (12-14 PSI) is shown on the left gauge. Don't let the pressure get into the red zone (above 15 PSI).
  6. Open the torch valve a small amount and use a striker to light the torch. Never use a match or cigarette lighter!
  7. Adjust the torch valve to achieve the desired flame size.

Turning off the torch.

  1. Turn the torch pressure valve clockwise. Stop here if you'll be using it again soon.
  2. Shut the cylinder valve by turning the handle clockwise.
  3. Turn the regulator T-handle counterclockwise until it is loose. The pressure gauges should drop to 0.
  4. Open the torch valve to purge the hose of acetylene.

References

Video of setup and operation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pEtr-Dw4nU

Manual: http://www.smithequipment.com/files/pdf/resources/o263387a_mil.pdf

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Aushra Abouzeid Danger Committee
Jennie P. Danger Committee
Spencer Simms Dean Anderson
Matt Keith Aushra Abouzeid