Whether making a precision cut through thin steel or slicing though 20 layers of rusted plate, you will always have the best torch for the job. Cutting steel with the Petrogen torch is like driving a high performance sports car with horsepower to spare. The powerful flame carries the heat all the way down into the cut. It slices through the steel like a hot knife, jumping air gaps, cutting through layers, punching deep holes in seconds. It cuts everything from thinnest steel up to 14 inches.
Cuts steel 4 times faster than acetylene, from 20% faster at 1 inch, to 400% faster at 10-12 inches. Penetration is accomplished by a 100% oxidizing flame and a vapor 4 times heavier than acetylene. Petrogen cuts steel fast, and the thicker the steel the faster the cuts compared to other cutting fuels.
Petrogen can make cuts that are impossible using acetylene or propane. 12 inch mild steel shaft in 3 minutes. 4 inch manganese steel dipper tooth shank in less than 1 minute. 10 gauge steel at 51 inches per minute. Railroad rail in 40 seconds. 11 inch armor plate at 6 ½ inches per minute. 10 inch thick wall of a nuclear service tank at 7 inches per minute. Cement coated pipe, a fast clean bevel in a single pass. 1 inch mild steel plate at 22 inches per minute. Straight hole through 10 inch armor plate in 50 seconds. All of these amazing cuts were made without pre-heating the steel.
Petrogen’s powerful cutting flame. The Petrogen torch can maintain a cut from a greater distance off the steel surface than acetylene or propane torches. This large coupling distance means that you can lift the torch out of the hottest part of the cut, giving tips much longer life. You have greater flexibility were positioning is not optimal.
The oxy-gasoline flame jumps air gaps and easily cuts through multiple layers, surface dirt, rust and paint. Cut through multiple layers without hesitation. After the multilayered cut the layers are easily separated because there is no molten steel to solidify on the cut. Petrogen also handles concrete backed steel and can quickly punch holes up to 10 inches deep.
Cuts steel cleanly on the first pass because of its total oxidization of the steel. The gasoline torch only has to cut the steel once. Cuts are clean because the Petrogen flame oxidizes all the steel in the cut leaving no molten steel in the slag. With Petrogen you never have to make the same cut twice
Petrogen cuts well using 90% pure oxygen. It is the only torch that can cut steel using oxygen produced by the PSA (Pressure Swing Absorption) system.