Acetylene Generator: The KVK Acetylene Generator is of an advanced design, incorporating several features not ordinarily found in other generators. The KVK Acetylene generator is fully automatic.
The KVK Acetylene Generator is of an advanced design, incorporating several features not ordinarily found in other generators. The KVK Acetylene generator is fully automatic. Pneumatically controlled valves and highly sensitive sensors, integral with the temperature control instruments, perform all operations. These in turn open the water inlet valve or residue drain valve etc. Two hydraulic pumps help to open and close the supply of calcium carbide, which is fed into the generator by screw feed conveyors. The screw feed mechanism and the agitators are operated by flameproof motors and fittings. The entire operation is perfectly synchronized to achieve maximum efficiency and simplicity in operation. Any failure, whether it is of power supply, water or air is signaled visually and also audibly when an alarm bell rings to alert the operator.
(Only flame proof lights & electrical fittings according to 152148-68 (group II) or 655-229 may be used in an Acetylene plant building. Acetylene cylinders must be of specification 15: 7312: 1974 or ICC: 8.)
Temperature Control: The KVK Acetylene Generator can be set to operate at a given temperature, regardless of the size of carbide used or temperature of the cooling water, A sensitive sensor actuates a pneumatic control that adds water into the generator tank when the temperature exceeds the set limit, thus maintaining a given standard temperature. This helps in complete utilization of carbide, which is a very expensive raw material.
High Pressure Control: If all the gas generated cannot be drawn in by the compressor and passed on the filling manifold, either due to low capacity of the compressor or fast generation, gas pressure will gradually build in the generator. When the gas pressure reaches a predetermined level (about 0.5 kg/cm2) carbide charging will be cut off automatically and further generation of gas is stopped. There is no expensive gas holder with the KVK Acetylene Generator. This item alone will reduce the investment on such a plant. Further, as the gas generated is always at a positive pressure, the pumping cost is also reduced. Since the generator is constantly at a positive pressure, (once the plant has been purged with Nitrogen) no air can enter the system, and it is this feature which makes the "KVK" Plant inherently very safe.
Water Level Control: If excessive water enters the generator to cool it and the water level goes above the high level mark, the water-level control instrument will immediately discharge the excessive water thus maintaining the level between the acceptable high and low level marks.
No loss -Carbide charge: No gas is lost or wasted while charging the carbide because one section is completely sealed off from the generator by a high pressure hydraulically operated valve. All the above controls are automatic and require no attention from the operator.
Condenser :The Acetylene gas leaving the generator is hot and carries with it some water vapour and other impurities. The condenser will cool the gas, thereby condensing the excessive moisture in preparation for its subsequent removal. The condenser is of ample proportion to suit local conditions and ensures complete cooling, provided that sufficient water supply is maintained.