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Handling and Storage of Gas Cylinders

Helpful Practices and Tips

When not in use, flammable gases should not be stored directly beside oxygen with a fire Wall or 6m separation.

Inside of buildings, cylinders shall be stored in a well-protected and ventilated dry location, at least 20 feet (6 m) from combustible materials.

Cylinder cages can prevent theft and untrained personnel from handling the product. They also:

Cylinder Racks secure cylinders and should have 2 safety chains, nylon straps, or ratchet straps (Best Choice). They:

Use Cylinder Carts for ground transport

Cylinders caps should be used when cylinder is not in use.

Always use the proper PPE

Always refer to Suppliers S.D.S. (Safety Data Sheets) for information.