Acetylene

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A hydrocarbon fuel, C2H2, which is a colourless, highly flammable gas at ordinary temperatures and atmospheric pressure. It is principally used as an illuminant for signal lights, either with or without a mantle.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALAInternational Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM Dictionary edition (1970-1989)