CUTTING TORCH TRAINING
Petrogen Cutting Torch Authorized Training Course - Available in Fall 2008
Petrogen is used by over 1,200 fire and search and rescue units across the country and in several other countries as well, with new departments coming on board every day. There are many advantages with our system over other steel cutting methods. We have designed units with the input of highly experienced rescue personnel, and are constantly looking to improve our products to provide even better service.
|No. 1 is Safety:
Petrogen is more "user-friendly" than compressed gas systems. A rescue worker never has to worry about a fuel line backflash. The liquid fuel itself prevents any flame from going back into the torch. Liquid gasoline is more stable than the cutting gases and has a lower flammability range. Petrogen fuel tanks are safer to transport and store. The gasoline flame oxidizes the steel 100%, so there is no molten steel in the slag. Sparks are light weight and relatively cool. The Petrogen torch produces less airborne contaminants than acetylene cutting, producing only steam and carbon dioxide. Acetylene burning also produces carbon monoxide. Our torch makes cutting galvanized and lead-painted steel much less toxic.
Petrogen is ideal for use in structural collapse and in confined spaces. Our torch cuts rebar embedded in concrete without popping and cuts through thick support beams quickly in one pass. Because sparks from the steel are completely oxidized and light weight, they carrying less risk of causing a secondary fire.
Petrogen units are rugged, reliable and built to last. We want Petrogen to be a part of the team for many years to come, and we stand behind our systems 100%.
Training costs can be significantly reduced with Petrogen. Our 2.5 gallon fuel tank does the same amount of cutting as a 250 cubic foot acetylene cylinder. That's approximately $8.00 versus $125 in fuel cost using about the same amount of oxygen--a savings of 94%. Also Petrogen fuel is always readily available any time and place. Petrogen tips have a much longer serviceable life than acetylene tips. With reasonable care a tip can last for years.
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