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 itself is safer than any other fuel and a G-
Never run out of gas -
Employees are more productive when they don’t waste time storing, moving and changing empty fuel gas cylinders
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-
Natural gas prices have dropped
significantly in the past few years
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!
2” plate cut with high pressure natural gas
Very little slag -
plate in 20 seconds -
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-
When high pressure natural gas is available it cuts quickly and a G-
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!”
We can calculate how much money you’ll save with natural gas, explain how to install
and operate a G-
The Edison Welding Institute says...
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...
Messer ALFA cutting torches require a utility gas supply pressure between 25 -
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 Booster is the right G-
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.
Natural Gas Prices
Cost per 100,000 BTU
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!