Petrogen Portable Cutting System

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SKU: PN-6000


Petrogen Portable Cutting System (PCS)

The Petrogen PCS (Part 6000) is a completely self-contained cutting system. It includes both fuel and oxygen cylinders. We recommend this setup for short-term steel cutting where portability is important.

The PCS will cut:
  • 1/4-inch steel for 25 minutes
  • 1-inch steel for 13 minutes
  • 4-inch steel for five minutes

The fuel tank holds 2 quarts of fuel, which will last for about 1.5 hours of non-stop cutting. Cutting time is limited by oxygen supply.

Rescue personnel can cut steel faster and safer with easily available fuel - - - regular liquid gasoline.

All the same safety features of the Standard Petrogen Unit are built into the PCS and, of course, the same durability and guarantee of quality.

The PCS can be carried as a back-pack. Loaded weight is under 45 pounds. The unit includes a 23 cubic foot oxygen cylinder (Jumbo D) with the standard industrial CGA 540 valve. If you run short of oxygen you can substitute your normal medical oxygen bottle (Jumbo D) which has the standard CGA 870 valve.

Your medical oxygen bottle can be filled and used with the torch system by installing the included adapter (part 6024) between the bottle and the oxygen regulator (or the filling pigtail).

This system contains the following:
  • #6001 - Plastic carry case, with harness, scabbard, handle
  • #1004 - 20-inch 90-degree torch
  • #0, #81, #83 - (3) cutting tips (recommended sizes)
  • #6005 - 20-foot gasoline hose
  • #6009 - 20-foot oxygen hose
  • #6015 - 2-quart gasoline tank
  • #3013 - (2) gasoline quick disconnects
  • #3102 - Oxygen backflash arrester
  • #3119 - (2) oxygen quick disconnects
  • #4002 - Spare parts kit
  • #4020 - Spark striker
  • #6020 - Protective shaded glasses
  • #6021 - Welding gloves
  • #6022 - Adjustable wrench
  • #6023 - Pigtail for filling CGA 540 industrial oxy bottles
  • #6024 - Adaptor for filling and using CGA 870 medical oxygen bottles
  • #6040 - CGA 540 indistrial oxygen bottle
  • #6041 - CGA 540 industrial oxygen regulator

This system is in use by the following fire-rescue agencies:
Miami (FL), Phoenix (AZ), New York City (NY), Columbus (OH), Green Bay (WI), Salt Lake City (UT), Denver (CO), San Jose (CA), Camden (NJ), Los Angeles City (CA), Atlanta (GA), Washington (DC), Baltimore (MD), Harrisburg (PA), Indianapolis (IN), Charlotte (NC), Memphis (TN), Houston (TX), Fairfax County (VA), Seattle (WA), Oakland (CA), Albany (NY), Yonkers (NY), San Antonio (TX), Alexandria (VA), Little Rock (AR), Tucson (AZ), Mesa (AZ), San Diego (CA), Austin (TX), and many more ... also used by the USAR FEMA Task Force Teams.

Why Chose Petrogen?

The Petrogen Cutting Torch is a proven and reliable tool for cutting steel. It is safe and powerful, and delivers an incredible advantage over other steel cutting methods. It is a Oxy-Gasoline (mixture of Oxygen and Gasoline) system, which provides many advantages, including:
  • It is the safest cutting torch available
  • Gasoline is always available and less expensive than acetylene
  • Superior cutting performance
  • Economical
  • Portable and easily transported
  • Made in the USA

Who Uses Petrogen?
Petrogen Cutting Torches are currently being used by: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) teams, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Fire Department of New York (FDNY), Lockheed-Martin, and many other agencies.

Who Can Use Petrogen?
Anyone who uses a cutting torch should consider the Petrogen advantage! It’s cheaper, safer and provides better cutting performance. Ideal for USAR teams, fire departments, rescue companies, junk yards, steel scrap yards, auto body shops, fabricators, iron workers, public works, construction, industrial, boat yards, mechanics, demolition, miners, and many more!

Safety Points:
  • The gasoline is from tank to tip. No vapors are present in the Petrogen Torch, so it cannot backflash up the fuel line.
  • The gasoline flame oxidizes steel 100%, so there is no molten steel left after the cut. Sparks are light-weight with little heat, making a much less hazardous work environment.
  • A cut fuel hose immediately activates the fast flow check valve in the tank, which stops the fuel flow instantly.
  • Surface contaminants are less likely to become airborne due to the highly oxidizing gasoline flame. Especially important when cutting galvanized steel and steel with lead content.

Performance Points:
  • The oxy-gasoline flame jumps air gaps and easily cuts through multiple layers, surface dirt, rust and paint.
  • Petrogen also cuts concrete-backed steel without popping. Safely and quickly punches holes up to 10 inches deep.
  • Cuts steel cleanly on the first pass because of its total oxidization of the steel.

  • Gasoline vs. Acetylene. A 2.5-gallon Petrogen tank of gasoline cuts as much steel as a 250-cubic foot acetylene cylinder. That's $8.00 for Petrogen fuel compared to $80 to $100+ for acetylene.
  • Petrogen tips never clog! The gasoline flame oxidizes all the steel, and no molten steel means no clogged tips. With a little care, a Petrogen tip can last for years.
  • By cutting steel faster, the job is done quicker and the difference in labor and overhead is saved. This is many times more than just the savings in fuel.

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This system is awesome!!! I have been working with this system for years in our VFD. I have seen it save lives. Performs great and is the safest torch in the world