Doc. 205/16Calcium Carbide Specifications

This publication has been prepared to provide a specification for calcium carbide for the production of acetylene. The specification was covered by a number of national standards, but they have since been withdrawn.


The publication has collected information from calcium carbide manufacturers, withdrawn national standards and gas companies experience in order to establish an updated and current standard for calcium carbide to be used for the production of acetylene.


It is intended to provide guidance to EIGA Member Companies when they specify calcium carbide for acetylene production and should be used by those who are involved in the procurement of calcium carbide and/or the production of acetylene from calcium carbide.