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Old 04-15-2011, 04:38 PM
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Our method of producing required calicium carbide and a arc furnace, with a temp of 3000 (C). It's a tricky process, and very dependent on the same grade of calcium carbide.
One doesn't put calcium carbide IN an arc furnace to make acetylene, the carbide itself is produced in an arc furnace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_carbide

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With our only plant offline, no one knows when we'll be back up to speed - so best to learn from the pro's how to get by without.
There are pros on this thread. I appreciate their help. Don't clutter it with nonsense posts.
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