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Published by HSE Books in Sudbury, Suffolk .
Written in English

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StatementHealth and Safety Executive.
SeriesHSE Booklet -- INDG 308
ContributionsGreat Britain. Health and Safety Executive.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18421799M

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Be aware of the mechanical hazards associated with keeping the chemical under pressure in a metal cylinder. Chemicals contained in gas cylinders may be flammable, corrosive, poisonous, inert, or a combination of any of these. Read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the chemicals in each cylinder you store and use. Understand the concentration of the chemical, the amount, and the storage pressure to . leather gloves, safety glasses, safety shoes – Restrain the cylinder during storage, moving, use – Make sure the cylinder cap is properly installed when the cylinder is not in use. – Use a cart when moving cylinders – Install outlet seals and cylinder caps for return 16File Size: KB. der. A damaged gas cylinder is not safe to use. Sort out any damaged gas cylinders and mark them clearly. Inform Messer and have a thorough examination of the gas cylinder carried out. Never conceal or fail to mention damage to a gas cylinder. This would endanger your own safety and the safety of others, and it could have legal consequences. Compressed Gas Cylinder Safe Handling, Use and Storage Septem Safety Resources Page 4 of 29 Fire and Explosion Hazards: Flammable gases such as acetylene, butane and hydrogen can burn or explode under certain Size: KB.

Gas cylinders used in adverse or extreme conditions, such as for breathing apparatus, may require special precautions. Although the advice in this guidance is valid for all uses of gas cylinders these special precautions, such as different frequencies for periodic inspections, are not covered. placed in a cylinder stand, and is ready to be used. 4. Avoid dragging, rolling, or sliding cylinders, even for a short distance. They should be moved by using a suitable hand truck. 5. Never tamper with pressure relief devices in valves or cylinders. 6. Do not store full and empty cylinders together. 7. Do not have full and empty cylindersFile Size: KB. Welding, flame cutting and allied processes Page 8 of Health and Safety Executive. Other fuel gases. 9 Other than acetylene, the most commonly used fuel gas in gas welding is propane (commonly referred to as ‘LPG’, or ‘liquefied petroleum gas’).File Size: KB. Practical regulatory guidance dealing with safe installation, maintenance and use of gas systems, including fittings, appliances and flues. Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety Course Required Reading For Test Purposes 1. Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety - at the beginning of book 2. Compressed Gas Cylinder Shoulder Markings and Interpretations (1 page) 3. Safety Bulletin (SB) Use of Oxy-Fuel Gas Welding 4. Safety Bulletin (SB) Use of Regulator Pressure Gauges 5. Safe Handling & Use • Use compressed gases only in areas with adequate ventilation. • Never intentionally drop or strike compressed gas cylinders against one another. • Do not use a compressed gas in a confined space. • Never use a leaking, corroded or damaged cylinder. Remove the cylinder from service and contact the supplier for Size: KB. Safe Use of Compressed Gas Cylinders Compressed gases present several hazards. Labels on the cylinder and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) supplied with the gas tell you about the hazardous properties of the gas; such as toxic, flammable, or oxidizer. In addition to the gas hazards, compressed gas cylinders pose other. Employees who use and handle compressed gas cylinders will be trained before initial job assignment and/or job reassignment. Employees will be trained in the safe use, inspection, handling, and storage of compressed gas cylinders. Refresher training shall be provided at the discretion of the supervisor.