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Compressed Gas Cylinders Condensed Safety Rules *

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HANDLING AND USE

Secure all cylinders by a chain, strap, or on a cart (regardless of tank size)

Report/replace all cylinders in questionable condition

Label all cylinders with contents and stage of use (e.g., “full,” “in use,” “empty”)

Use gas cylinders in well ventilated areas only

Do not strike or allow cylinders to strike against one another

Keep cylinders away from sparks, flames, or radiant heat

Replace cap when cylinders are not in use or when a regulator is not attached

A proper gas regulator is required during use; improvised adapters are not allowed

Release pressure and close valve at the end of the day’s use

Handle empty cylinders with the same care as full cylinders


TRANSPORTATION

Move cylinders only on a hand truck or other cart designed for such purpose

Do not handle more than one cylinder at a time unless a cart designed for such purpose is utilized


STORAGE

Store in a cool, well ventilated and protected area, away from emergency exits

Do not let the temperature of the cylinders exceed 38° C (100° F)

Do not store corrosive gases for more than 6 months

Store cylinders by compatibility (e.g., hydrogen away from oxygen)


*These rules are only intended to condense, highlight, and summarize the most commonly applicable safety aspects and do not supersede the University of Florida’s “ Compressed Gas Cylinders: Use and Storage.”


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