Step by Step Procedure for Starting and Shutting Down Oxyacetylene Torches

 

STARTING THE TORCHES

Step 1

Turn on Oxygen Tank valve completely and Acetylene Tank valve 1/4 to 1/2 of a turn.

Step 2

Crack open Acetylene torch valve and set the regulator to the correct line pressure.

Step 3

Close the Acetylene torch valve.

Step 4

Crack open the Oxygen torch valve and set the regulator to the correct line pressure

Step 5

Close the Oxygen torch valve.

Step 6

Crack open the Acetylene torch valve and using a striker light the torch and adjust the Acetylene to get a clean burning flame.

Step 7

Open Oxygen torch valve until you get a neutral flame.

 

SHUTTING DOWN THE TORCHES

Step 1

Close the Acetylene torch valve.

Step 2

Close the Oxygen torch valve.

Step 3

Close the Oxygen and Acetylene tank valves.

Step 4

Crack open the Oxygen torch valve and drain the Oxygen line until both the line and tank pressure gauges read zero. Close Oxygen torch valve.

Step 5

Crack open the Acetylene torch valve and drain the Acetylene line until both the line and tank pressure gauges read zero. Close Acetylene torch valve.

Step 6

Wrap up the hoses around the cart handles.

Step 7

Remove the regulator adjusting screws from both the Oxygen and Acetylene regulators and give them to the instructor.