CPC Definition - Subclass C10H
This place covers:
Methods and apparatus for production of acetylene by wet methods, including arrangements for water feed and carbide feed; high-pressure acetylene generators; details of acetylene generators, e.g. carbide cartridges, carbide compositions, safety devices, sludge removal.
This place does not cover:
Examples of places in relation to which this place is residual:
Burners for combustion of a gasin association with a gaseous fuel source, e.g. acetylene generator
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for generating gases by wet methods
Manufacture of acetylene by methods not comprising carbides
Engines or plants characterised by use of other specific gases, e.g. acetylene
Engine-pertinent apparatus for adding small quantities of acetylene
Valves, cocks, taps in general
Gas burners in association with a gaseous fuel source, e.g. an acetylene generator
In the absence of an indication to the contrary, classification is made in the last appropriate place ("last place rule").
In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:
Wet methods for acetylene production
Traditionally acetylene is manufactured from calcium carbonate (limestone) and coal. The calcium carbonate is first converted into calcium oxide and the coal into coke, then the two are reacted together to form calcium carbide and carbon monoxide:CaO + 3C → CaC2 + COCalcium carbide (calcium acetylide) and water are then reacted by any of several methods to produce acetylene and calcium hydroxide, by a reaction discovered by Friedrich Wöhler in 1862.CaC2 + 2H2O → Ca(OH)2 + C2H2
In patent documents, the following words/expressions are often used as synonyms:
- " acetylene", "ethyne", "C2H2" and "H-C≡C-H"