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A gas burner (torch) that burns mapp gas is advertised to have a flame temperature of 2900 C. Steel melts at 1300 C. Gas burner tips are made of steel. How come they don't melt?
That is the temperature of the hottest part of the flame. Here is a useful picture from SE that shows temperatures for a candle flame:
Here is a diagram for a gas flame showing how the temperature changes by region. Only the hottest point in the center is at the claimed maximum: