At the top of our new cutting kit is the top valve cutting torch with the very latest features for divers and diving contractors in both fresh and salt water settings.
VALVE: The top valve cutting torch boasts a 5000 psi operating valve with stainless needle, stainless spring and ceramic valve ball. A ceramic ball ensures voltage does not arc across the needle, as can happen with stainless steel ball valves used by other manufacturers.
HEAD: The torch head boasts acme threads to discourage grit seizures in sandy environments. A mere quarter of a turn is sufficient to load and unload cutting rods or what are often referred to as cutting tubes.
Flashback: The top valve torch design displays a valve resting above the diver’s hand for better flashback prevention, since flashbacks occur between the head and valve. Competitive torches allow potential flashbacks to pass through the diver’s hand on the way to the lower valve.
Shock: A concern among divers is separating the current from the oxygen supply. The top valve torch does not require special transition hoses or connections because the high grade oxygen hose connects directly to the torch valve. The voltage carrier bar is silver soldered directly to the valve stem for zero maintenance and permanently tight connections. The flat bar design allows for a smaller ergonomic torch handle. At the end of the carrier bar is a lug for convenient connection to the dive umbilical.
Collet: Inside the head rests a collet with Viton washer for sealing cutting rods and preventing head leaks. A sintered cone sits behind the washer to catch any potential flashback debris. In all, this is the most advanced marine cutting torch on the market.