Why is natural gas the best fuel for your cutting table?
For equal quality cutting performance natural gas is up to 90% less expensive than
acetylene, propane/LPG or propylene and based on new extraction technology it looks
like natural gas will remain inexpensive for a long time.
When comparing the cost per 100,000 BTUs for common industrial fuel gases natural
gas has a clear advantage!
Natural gas does the job - natural gas makes superior quality cuts with little slag,
less edge hardening, square corners and quick performance
Natural gas itself is saferthan any other fuel and a G-TEC Torch Booster eliminates
cylinders and bulk tanks of fuel gas from your plant because it is connected directly
to the utility gas pipe
Never run out of gas - your gas utility has an unlimited supply!
Employees are more productive when they don’t waste time storing, moving and changing
empty fuel gas cylinders
Which G-TEC Torch Booster is the right choice for your cutting table?
G-TEC Torch Boosters are designed to be installed right in the area where you need
high pressure natural gas and are placed between the low pressure utility gas pipe
and your cutting table.
Turn the Torch Booster on when you are ready to cut and it automatically adjusts
to supply exactly the right amount of high pressure gas. Torch Boosters are quiet,
do not need any special site preparation and are Certified by CSA International for
installation in any building in North America. G-TEC Torch Boosters are also CE Compliant
for installation in Europe.
G-TEC Torch Boosters are available in both 208 VAC 60Hz and 230 VAC 50 Hz configurations.
TB-60 Torch Boosteris the right system if you have a single ALFA torch
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TB-125 Torch Boosteris the right system if you have two ALFA torches
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G-TEC Torch Boosters do not store any gas - they boost pressure and supply gas to
your cutting table as it is used.
Moving and changing propane and acetylene cylinders increases the chances of an accident
by mishap or simple poor cylinder handling practice. Bulk tanks store a lot of energy
and can contribute to making an accident even worse.
The Fire Marshal will like you better and your insurance carrier may reduce your
rates when you remove stored fuel gas from your property!
A BTU is the same whether it comes from acetylene, propane or natural gas. With natural
gas you’d need 100 cubic feet of gas for 100,000 BTUs, for propane you’d need 4.63
LB and for acetylene you’d need 68 cubic feet for 100,000 BTUs. When making an “apples
to apples” comparison with a common BTU denominator natural gas is a clear winner!
2” plate cut with high pressure natural gas
Very little slag - clean edge -high quality cut!
One G-TEC customer pierces 1 1/2”
plate in 20 seconds - time counts when
your work calls for many pierces!
People question whether natural gas will work well for cutting plate steel. Often
this is because their only experience has been with low-pressure natural gas using
injector style torches.
When high pressure natural gas is available it cuts quickly and a G-TEC Torch Booster
can elevate standard utility gas as high as 45 psi.
When we take a cylinder of high pressure natural gas to a customer location and let
him try it with his own torches the most common reaction is,
“I didn’t know you could do that with natural gas!”
Does your plant run more than 2 shifts per day…is ambient temperature above 90F…is downtime valued in the hundreds of dollars per minute? A Heavy Duty Torch Boosteris the right G-TEC system for tough operating environments.
A Heavy Duty Torch Booster adds a Cooler Module to a Standard Duty unit allowing the system to give superior performance around the clock and in facilities where the Temperature is regularly above 90F. Click here for more information about Heavy Duty Torch Boosters.
We can calculate how much money you’ll save with natural gas, explain how to install
and operate a G-TEC Torch Booster, help select the right unit for your cutting table
and tell you more about the benefits of high pressure natural gas for torch cutting.
Natural gas is an excellent fuel...it had less tendency to round the top edge of
the cut and produced less slag or dross. Also, the dross that was produced...did
not adhere as tightly to the plate and was more easily removed. No difference was
found in cutting speed between acetylene and natural gas...
TB-500 Torch Boosteris the right system for up to eight ALFA Torches
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TB-250 Torch Boosteris the right choice when you have four ALFA Torches.
Click here for more information about TB-250 Torch Boosters