Technical Gases

One of the main applications of Calcium Carbide is the production of acetylene gas.

 

CaC2(s) + 2H2O(l) -> C2H2(g) + Ca(OH)2(s)

 

Besides its use as a major chemical building block, acetylene is the hottest burning standard welding gas and consumes the least amount of oxygen for complete combustion.

 

C2H2(g) + 2,5O2(g) -> 2CO2(g) + H2O(g)

 

The combustion produces a flame temperature of over 3300°C and releases 11.8 kJ/g.

Alzchem provides Calcium Carbide in the right granulation and with low impurities. A sophisticated supply chain with exchangeable containers transported on rail, truck or ship ensures highest delivery safety.

 

Jeannette Straßer

Jeannette Straßer

T +49 8621 86-2251

jeannette.strasser@alzchem.com

 

News

Early 2020 AlzChem/Nordic Carbide AB upgraded its’ wagon fleet with a new wagon type for the transport of Calcium Carbide to our customers, who use the Carbide for the production of acetylene. The product is packaged in special containers, so-called Turn Bins, which are then loaded onto rail wagons and transported to our customers. Advantages of the new railroad cars: In addition to the UACNS-wagons for transport of hot metal desulfurization mixtures we have now a second type of wagons...
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As of January 2020 AlzChem has entered into an agreement with Cometal S.A. in Madrid, Spain, covering the exclusive distribution of AlzChem’s Calzot®. Cometal specializes in the metallurgical industry and relies on an excellent global and local network, focusing on niche markets. Therefore, AlzChem chose Cometal as strong and reliable partner for the distribution of Calzot® in Spain and Portugal. Calzot® is based on the chemical compound calcium cyanamide (CaCN2) and is applied in various...
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The digitalization not only brings many changes in private life, but also more and more additional advantages and opportunities in the world of work. AlzChem is also taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digitization, making many internal processes more simple, transparent and secure. One example is the digitization of rail tank wagon management using GPS trackers and container management using an RFID tag. For many years, railroad cars have been rolling on the tracks of the world...
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CalciPro®, our cored wire based on Calcium Carbide, is well established in the European market. Now, also Russian steel producers show great interest in our product. Application tests by one of Russia's leading steel producers were successful, further trials in yet additional Russian steel plants are currently scheduled. CalciPro® is used for Calcium treatment of molten steel. It modifies nonmetallic inclusions to assure good castability and to optimize the mechanical properties of the...
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