The propane camping burners give a fairly yellow flame that could obscure the test results. I would suggest using portable tanks/torches for plumbing soldering, The flame burns at higher temperature with clearly distinguishable reductive and oxidative zones. Home Depot, Ace etc. are a good source.
I would check local codes whether using open flame is allowed in temporary structures. Also, please check a recent discussion thread in this group about hazards and incidents involving use of flammable solvents in these tests.
Slawomir Janicki, Ph.D.
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Roshen Benoy
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] propane camping burners
I work in a charter high school and we are in a temporary school building with out any gas connection in the lab.
I would like to know is it ok to use propane camping burners for labs involving flames.(flame test).Any legal issues??
I had used small portable burners in the past ,but it is running out quick. Any help appreciated.
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