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Risk Assessment for Storage and Use of Gas Cylinders

Risk Assessment for Storage and Use of Gas Cylinders - Compressed gas cylinders contain a various category of chemical in the form of a liquid or gaseous state. If such energized pressure cylinders will not handle properly, the possibility of its destruction will be massive. And such losses will be both human and financial. If it is relapsed or explode in a huge quantity, then it will also affect the environment very badly. Compressed gas cylinders can be more hazardous and fatal when misused or abused. Compressed gas cylinders can generate various hazards due to their internal pressure and particular gas content, contemporaneous exposure to both mechanical and chemical hazards. A proper risk assessment should be prepared for the safe transportation, handling, storage, usage and disposal for the compressed gas cylinders.

Storage

Safety Measures During Transportation, Handling, Storage, and Use.

Always Do the Following While Making Storage of the Cylinders.

  1. Legal and or statuary rules of the state (where business exist) should be rigorously adopted and followed.
  2. Always use a properly designated storage warehouse were both filled and empty cylinders must be separated.
  3. Gas cylinders should be stored upright with their valves and caps securely and protectively.
  4. Always keep cylinders in ventilated, dry and secure places with proper tagging or posters
  5. if flammable and Oxygen cylinders are being stored at same places, be sure to keep distance between both approximately 20-30 meters to avoid any serious unwanted incidents Ensure that there is adequate separation from combustibles as specified by national regulations.
  6. Compressed gas cylinders should be protected from dampness.
  7. The storage areas must be accessed by only authorized persons
  8. The proper procedure for inspection should be in place by a competent person on weekly, monthly bases.

Never Practice the Following:

  • Storage warehouse and or places’ temperature to exceed 52°C.
  •  Mix storage of filled and leak cylinders.
  • Permission of smoking in oxidizer areas.
  • Expose cylinders to corrosive materials.

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