Acetylene is the fuel first used for oxy-fuel welding and remains the
fuel of choice for repair work and general cutting and welding. Acetylene
gas is shipped in special cylinders designed to keep the gas dissolved.
The cylinders are packed with various porous materials (e.g. kapok fibre),
then filled about half way with acetone. The acetylene dissolves into
the acetone. Its main disadvantage is comparatively high cost.
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