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Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

By: Ron Parker STS,CHST


Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Gas cylinders have a special storage and handling precaution.  Hazards associated with compressed gases include:

There are almost many different types of materials in gas cylinders:

Compressed gases fall into different categories:

It is important to understand that a sudden release of these gases can cause a cylinder to become a dangerous missile-like projectile.  It has been documented that a cylinder, under this condition, has penetrated a concrete block wall.
Compressed gas cylinders must be identified properly for safety reasons.  The contents should be clearly identified. 

 Safety in transporting gas cylinders must be adhered to.

Proper storage of compressed gas cylinders.

Use of compressed gas cylinders.

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