The Aquaflame range of equipment uses a standard electrical supply to produce hydrogen and oxygen by the electrolysis of distilled water.
It is a highly, efficient high energy heat source & the only by product other than energy is water.
The correct chemicals must be used with the machine for it run efficiently. These are Potassium Hydroxide Crystals and Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Do not use any Methanol based solutions in the booster – see below.
The stainless steel booster located on the outside of the machine requires filling with 220mls of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).
Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), is an organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2CH3. This colorless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of butterscotch and acetone. It is produced industrially on a large scale, and also occurs in trace amounts in nature. It is soluble in water and is commonly used as an industrial solvent.
MEK reduces the working temperature of the gas from over 3000°C to give the optimum working temperature of 1850°C (3365°F).
MEK is a consumable and the level should be checked daily as good practice. It will require the occasional top up of MEK. Once the MEK becomes discoloured it should be changed. Empty the booster by disconnecting the torch pipe, turning it upside down and allowing the old MEK to run out.