Gas cylinder equipments are used in our day to day activities but are more known for transporting store gases. Some of the uses of gas cylinders include medical and laboratory uses, water treatments, chemical processes, dispensing beverages, fuel for trucks, as a breathing apparatus, and for heating and cooking purposes.
We use them almost every day and since these cylinder equipment contain gases in high pressures, there is always a possibility of unwanted accidents from happening; and to avoid this there are certain ways to reduce the risks.
Only Proper Personnel should handle gas cylinders
One of the most common accidents happens because of mishandling. People who are not trained to handle these gas equipments often make mistakes that eventually lead to an accident. The only people allowed to get near these equipments are trained personnel who also understand all the risks associated with handling these equipments.
Proper Filling of Gas
Aside from handling the gas equipments these cylinder equipments should also refilled with care. When refilling the cylinder, staff should always be wearing safety equipment and work wear to avoid any preventable accidents from happening. Staff should be provided with gloves, eye and ear protection, safety shoes, and protective overalls. If you happen to see any staff members filling these cylinder equipments with gas without wearing the proper gear, it should always be brought to the attention of the people in charge.
Mishandling can cause drastic effects and can even cause a big explosion. After filling the tanks, it is also important to know how to handle and life the tank properly. Proper handling is important to avoid any accidental falls.
All equipments should be carried in a vertical position and should be raised and lowered with precaution.
Storage of Gas Cylinders
These cylinder equipments and regulators should never be stored for long periods of time. If you plan to buy more than one tank, make sure that you will be using all of them. It is also important to place them in a safe and dry place, far away from open fire, a possible spark, or a anything flammable. And lastly, only gas should be used to fill in these cylinder equipments; they can be stored easily and can also be used as often as you want.
Make sure that your tank will not fall over, so store them in a proper area where they are not likely to fall on the floor.