Acetylene generator


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Acetylene generator

An apparatus, usually quite compact and only a few inches high, that consisted of separate compartments for water and calcium carbide and a means of allowing the water to slowly drip into the Carbide and produce acetylene. Such generators were a basic part of early bicycle lamps, miners’ lamps, and other small portable acetylene lamps.
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The Kemgas acetylene generator has a number of advantages over those of the company's competitors, but the company now takes a more conservative view than previously of the market potential for such systems, given the lack of major growth in acetylene plant investment, and relatively modest improvements in product yields which are achievable using the Kemgas process.
The company will continue to pursue acetylene generator contracts where these can be won without assuming significant risk and where a good margin can be achieved.