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Old 09-30-2015, 08:56 PM
ed l ed l is offline
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Default has anyone used magna gas

has anyone heard of a new gas called magna gas its like 4000 deg. hotter than acetylene i would assume you would use it more in cutting thicker materials then sheet metal i went to their web site but i was wondering if anyone has used it and is it as good as they say
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:47 PM
weldtoride weldtoride is offline
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Ed, you aroused my curiosity, and so I went looking. The fact that it's biomass sourced is VERY appealing to me. If it can live up to it's claims and is derived from sludge, I am 120% for it.

As for me, from what I found, Magnegas isn't quite ready for my shop at least:

That's not to say that someday it won't be a very viable fuel gas, I hope it can prove itself and become a viable fuel in the future.
Mark from Illinois

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:15 PM
crystallographic crystallographic is offline
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Seems the fuels gas industry is relentlessly searching still, for a new source of combustible. Propylene came and went. Chemolene came into the limited market. Now this one.

Guessing only here - that they are trying to fasten double-bonded hydrocarbons to another double-bonded gas (methane?) using a thermal arc process - creating a quadruple-bonded high temp fuel gas?

But, like acetylene, it has a wide ignition range and a superior burning velocity. Apparently this stallion still needs a thicker lead rope.

I'm guessing the science is sorta similar to this, somewhat?

"All it takes is a little practical experience to blow the he!! out of a perfectly good theory." --- Lloyd Rosenquist, charter member AWS, 1919.

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