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Refuelers fill G-TEC cylinders with natural gas at 275 psi

Natural Gas Cylinders hold 130 ccubic feet of natural gas at 275 psi

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Torch Applications work better with high pressure natural gas

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TB-500C Torch Boosters

When an application is in an environment where ambient temperature is consistently above 90F/32C, where the duty cycle is more than 16 hours a day or where pressure greater than 60 psi is used a Heavy Duty TB-500C Torch Booster is recommended. TB-500C adds a Cooler Module to the Standard Duty TB-500 Torch Booster.

Heavy Duty TB-500C normal outlet pressure is up to 60psi with a flow rate of 500 cfh. The Cooler Module is connected to the Booster Module with two pair of hoses that remove hot oil from the Booster Module, cool it in the Cooler Module and return the oil to the Booster.

Once started the TB-500C Torch Booster automatically adjusts to the gas flow demand of the application up to the capacity of the unit. There are no controls other than ON and OFF. The unit should be allowed to continue running for short breaks such as setting up the next task, breaks, lunch, etc. A single set of controls on the front of the Booster Module operates both units.

Typical Applications

Typical applications for the TB-500C Torch Booster include hot environments, 24 hours operation or mission-critical applications fueling up to 12 common flame cutting or brazing torches, up to 10 Messer brand cutting torches, multiple NC Tool Forges with up to 12 total burners, 5 Shrinkfast Model 975 or 3 Model 998 Heat Tools, 4 Ripack Model 2000/2200/ 3000 Heat Tool or up to 8 ham glazing torches, one Belchfire Mono torch.

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Technical Description and Installation

TB-500C Torch Boosters are Certified by CSA International and CE Compliant and are permitted in buildings where gases in cylinders, such as propane and acetylene, are prohibited. 

Utility supply gas pressure can range between 3.5" WC and 5 psi. The building gas supply pipe should be at least 1 1/2" diameter and present a 3/4" male tee for connection of the Torch Booster. 

 

The Booster Module and Cooler Module are connected by two pair of 5 foot flexible hoses, the Cooler power cord plugs into the Booster Module. Both units are operated by controls on the Booster Module.

 

In North America the power requirement is 208V single phase 30 amp; internationally TB-500C Torch Boosters are available in 230V 50 Hz configurations.

Click here for more information about installing TB-500 Torch Boosters.

Both the TB-500C Booster cabinet and Cooler Module cabinet measure 28" wide and 20" tall on the front panel and are 24" deep. TB-500C weighs about 310 pounds; the Cooler Module weighs 157 pounds. The Cooler Module can be stacked on top of the Booster Module to reduce footprint space.

 

Scheduled maintenance includes changing a filter drier and two check valves every 2,000 hours of operation. Oil filter on the Cooler Module is replaced after first 500 hours of operation; oil change every 6,000 hours of operation.

TB-500C Torch Boosters for 24x7 operation up to 60 psi, up to 500 cfh

Refuelers fill G-TEC cylinders with natural gas at 275 psi

Natural Gas Cylinders hold 130 ccubic feet of natural gas at 275 psi

Purchase a G-TEC Natural Gas Pressure Booster

How to install your      G-TEC system

Torch Applications work better with high pressure natural gas

Contact G-TEC if you have questions

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