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CamJron

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Hey everyone, so I literally know next to nothing on this but want to pose a question. Is it possible for a burning laser from 40-60 feet away hitting a piece of stainless steel, cause it to heat up to the flash point of natural gas as it is running across it? I'm working on a work project and this is way out of left field so please be gentle in the comments.
 



WizardG

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As your first post here you ask a question with potential national security implications. Really? Really!?

The people here are generally pretty helpful guiding newbs to the information they need but in this case I suspect you're not gonna get a lot of help unless you provide a lot of justification. i.e. the details of your 'work' project. Even then, those that would know the answers are probably not going to be too forthcoming on this particular subject.
 

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Looking for ways to light gas flares from a distance. As of now most ways done for it are to light a rag on fire and throw it up to light it or use a long stick to reach it. So just tossing around the idea. Figured if we had a way to heat up the stainless bell that we use to the temp of igniting the gas.
 

WizardG

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Might I recommend a spark plug system: a long steel wire with a ceramic sleeve for insulation hooked to an ignition coil. Trigger the spark with a remote control as needed or set up a system to fire things up when gas flow is detected.
 

paul1598419

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^^^THIS^^ Or, any number of ways to remotely spark gas into combustion.
 

steve001

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Hey everyone, so I literally know next to nothing on this but want to pose a question. Is it possible for a burning laser from 40-60 feet away hitting a piece of stainless steel, cause it to heat up to the flash point of natural gas as it is running across it? I'm working on a work project and this is way out of left field so please be gentle in the comments.
💕💕no💕💕
I've a question for you. What caused to think it possible?
 
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Richie89

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I think Northrop Grumman makes one for that. sorry, I just wanted to comment something stupid. LOL!!
 




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