Silent entry torching and oxygen delivery system and configuration

  • US 9,849,536 B2
  • Filed: 05/02/2017
  • Issued: 12/26/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/29/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A torching rod for use in exothermic operations, the torching rod comprising:

  • a consumable fuel source comprising a plurality of elongate members configured to burn during an exothermic operation, wherein the plurality of elongate members surrounds a hollow center portion within the torching rod;

    a flowpath formed by the hollow center portion for oxygen to burn the consumable fuel source;

    a rigid tube sheath enclosing the consumable fuel source and the hollow center portion; and

    an ignition source positioned to intersect the flowpath to ignite the oxygen within the flowpath, wherein a portion of said ignition source extends outside of said torching rod.

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