New low-pressure Alpha glass bead torch provides safe, versatile artist experience

January 4, 2013

Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches, has introduced a new, economical glass bead torch designed for starter glass artists.

Hellertown, Pa. (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Bethlehem Burners, a division of Bethlehem Apparatus Company, Inc., and manufacturers of surface-mixed glassworking torches since 1950, has introduced the new Bethlehem Alpha Glass Bead Burner. The Alpha torch, Bethlehem´s starter burner, was designed to produce a wide range of flames in order to provide artists, particularly bead makers, with a safe, versatile glass working experience.

Bethlehem Burners´ Alpha torch is a surface mixed burner, providing a soft single flame without loud noise or the hazard of flashbacks. Due to its surface mixed design, the Alpha torch produces a quiet, yet penetrating high heat flame capable of working both soft and borosilicate glass. Unlike pre-mixed torches that require users to change burner tips, the surface-mixed Alpha burner allows the operating artist to safely alter the torch´s flame size by adjusting the oxygen and gas valves. With the torch´s simple valve structure, users can adjust from a larger, bushy flame to a pinpoint flame smoothly and precisely.

The low-pressure, versatile burner is constructed entirely of stainless steel, providing a torch body that stays cool regardless of flame size or usage time. The torch is 5” long and weighs 2.5 lbs., making the burner a smaller, more convenient torch for artists working in a home setting.

Engineers at Bethlehem Burners recently developed a new internal torch construction, designed to provide users the option of working with a low-pressure fuel source. This new design results in lower oxygen and fuel demand. The Alpha delivers a higher volume of fuel at a lower gas pressure, running at 7 cubic feet per hour at only 2 psi, and subsequently producing a flame ideal for glass working. Glass workers can operate their Alpha torch on household gas and an oxygen concentrator.

Additionally, the Alpha comes standard with Bethlehem´s new sturdy, flat torch base with locking knobs. The steel base was designed with a flat surface to enable easy, safe mounting and clamping, ideal for traveling artists who lack a permanent workstation.

For more information please contact Rachel Lawrence at (610) 838-7034 or via email: rlawrence(at)bethapp(dot)com

The Alpha is available for purchase online through the Bethlehem Burners website (http://www.bethlehemburners.com) or from a local distributor. A list of Bethlehem Burners´ distributors is available on the web site.

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