Oxy-Acetylene Flashback (Flashback Arrestor Tests)

The performance of flashback arrestors is critical to the safe operation of fuel gas systems, especially oxygen acetylene welding equipment. A common concern in the welding industry is the development of conditions wherein an oxygen-acetylene (i.e., oxyacetylene) flashback reaction can propagate into a welding hose causing it to burst due to the rapid localized pressurization associated with an oxygen-acetylene deflagration-to detonation transition.

List of Standards

ISO 16852:2008 Flame Arresters - Performance requirements, test methods and limits for use

BS EN 730-1:2002

ISO 10297 Section 6.15 Acetylene flashback test