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Oxy fuel gas plays a vital role in heating and cutting metal through a chemical reaction between oxygen and the base metal at elevated temperatures. When oxygen is mixed with a fuel gas, the temperature increases rapidly to a heat capable of melting metal with ease.
Here at Bottle Gases, we take great pride in stocking several types of oxy fuel gas, all of which are more than capable of providing you with a fantastic fuel gas for your metal cutting needs with the best results.
Bottle Gases Range of Oxy Fuel Gas
We stock several types of oxy fuel gas to ensure that all customer needs are catered for. So, whether you’re looking for Propylene, Propane or Oxygen gas in various sizes for your next project, we have you covered with our extensive range of products.
Propylene – burns hotter than propane and sees use in fusion welding, brazing, silver soldering and metal cutting. It is cheaper, safer and lasts longer than alternative oxy fuel gases.
Propane – a viable option for cutting metal over 10mm thick and over.
Oxygen – Pure oxygen is used with the fuel gas instead of air to allow for increased flame temperatures and more accurate melting of the workpiece.
Cost-Effective Oxy Fuel Solutions
We understand that cost comes into the equation when choosing which supplier and gas to use for your oxy fuel cutting, and that’s why we have done everything we can to provide a cost-effective solution for our customers. We offer rent-free bottled gas so you never pay for more than you need.
All our oxy fuel gas is tested before sale and distributed in line with current industry best practices, so you can be absolutely sure that you will receive your high-quality gas in perfect condition, ready to use right away.
What is the Best Oxy Fuel Gas to use?
Each oxy fuel gas has advantages and unique properties. Propylene gas (C3H6) is a colourless fuel gas. Although similar to propane, it has a double bond which gives it a combustion advantage, and it burns hotter. Propylene is not toxic, obtained during gasoline refining, and is used widely as a fuel gas for high-velocity oxygen fuel processes, including cutting, silver solder, brazing and heating. In addition, the chemical and plastics industries rely on propylene as fuel gas. Propylene as an oxy fuel gas is very stable and has a low tendency to backfire. A higher secondary flame temperature means it cuts faster and produces less slag than other combinations of oxy fuel welding gases.
Propane (C3H8) is a gas at a standard temperature and pressure but can be compressed to a transportable liquid. It is commonly used within domestic and industrial applications and low-emissions public transportation. It often works out cheaper than propylene gas, but cannot be used for welding, only cutting, silver soldering, brazing and heating. In addition, it has a lower flame temperature, so the process will be slower than using propylene.
Switch from Acetylene Today
We would strongly recommend making the switch to propylene if you are currently using Acetylene for oxy fuel cutting or welding. You will likely see a significant reduction in cost, less cylinder changes, improved quality cutting, faster cutting speeds and high vapour pressure in colder temperatures. In addition, propylene burns cleaner and offers versatility, suitable for a range of different jobs such as:
- Hand and machine cutting
- Flame hardening
- Stress relieving
Get In Touch For High-Quality Oxy Fuel Gas Today
Unsure on which type of oxy fuel gas you need for your business? Don’t hesitate to contact our experts to discuss your requirements in more depth, as we’d be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Alongside oxy fuel gas, we also stock a wide selection of MIG welding gas, TIG welding gas and CO2 gas cylinders.
We have a dedicated team on hand to speak to you today, so please feel free to call us on 01843 220 596 or get in touch via our online enquiry form , and we will answer your query as soon as possible.