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a·cet·y·lene ( -s t l- n , - n). n. A colorless, highly flammable or explosive gas, C2H 2, used for metal welding and cutting and as an illuminant.

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Material Safety Data Sheet
Acetylene. 001001. Synthetic/Analytical chemistry.
Praxair Material Safety Data Sheet
IndustrialIT for Acetylene/MAPD Hydrogenation
Acetylene (dissolved)
PRODUCT : ACETYLENE (DISSOLVED) MSDS NR : 302-00-0001 BOC VERSION :1.05 DATE : 02/04/08 PAGE : 1/2.
Alternative Fuels – Changing from Acetylene to Propylene or LP
Alternative Fuels –. Changing from Acetylene to Propylene or LP/Natural.

Suggested News Resources

PHL Embassy: Saudi OFW body mess traced to employer
The Embassy said the director of the mortuary where the body of Danneily Ubungen, who died in an acetylene blast along with two co-workers, was brought relied on data from authorities, who relied on the employer.
Fire breaks out on Skelmersdale industrial estate
A 200m cordon was put in place over fears that four acetylene cylinders at the scene could explode. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said nearby industrial units were evacuated but there were no reports of people trapped or any injuries.
OFW's family receives wrong remains
Ubengen, along with three other co-workers, died due to explosion of acetylene tank in their work shop. However, the remains of the OFW's Turkish co-worker was sent instead to the family of the victim in the Philippines.
'Acetylene' man held for robbing pawnshop
CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- City of San Fernando policemen arrested the other day a woman suspected to be a member of “Acetylene Gang” which earlier carted away P3.9 million in jewelry and money from a pawnshop at the Bulaon Resettlement Center.
Cordon put up at gas tank blaze
Emergency services are continuing a cordon around an acetylene cylinder found on fire in a pile of rubbish.

Suggested Web Resources

Acetylene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acetylene (systematic name: ethyne) is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2. It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne.
Acetylene Explosion - YouTube
Jan 29, 2007 A demonstration of the explosive potential of even a small amount of acetylene mixed with the right amount of oxygen.
Acetylene: How Products are Made
Acetylene is a colorless, combustible gas with a distinctive odor.
Acetylene Torches + Welding Torches | Welding | Northern Tool +
MSHA - Safety Hazard Information - Special Hazards of Acetylene
Acetylene is the most common gas used for fueling cutting torches in both general industry and the mining industry.

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