Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders
• In terms of industrial gas cylinders and their properties, you should store toxic, cryogenic and inert gases in separate places.
• You must store all gas cylinders upright and prevent them from falling.
• You should be careful not to leave the acetylene and propane horizontally while being used or stacked.
• Design the storage plan so that storage and unloading can be done at the appropriate time.
• Ensure that there are multiple outlets in the tanks where the gas cylinders are located.
• Keep gas cylinders away from heat and flame source. Avoid heavy material falling on gas cylinders. take precautions.
• Do not place gas cylinders on emergency exits and doors, building entrances and exits, and access roads.
• Clearly state the storage layout in the “Emergency Plan”.
• You should keep fire fighting equipment in the warehouse.
Transport of Compressed Gas Cylinders
• Transport industrial gas cylinders and their features, if possible in open vehicles or trailers.
• In cases where it is necessary to transport with closed vehicles, ensure that the vehicle is ventilated.
• Do not smoke in the transport vehicle.
• Make sure that the tubes have labels showing their contents and possible hazards.
• Do not use toxic gas cylinders (indicated on labels) without isolating the loading area from the driver’s location. do not carry.
• Securely place the cylinders inside the vehicle so that they do not tip over, collide, or protrude outside the vehicle, and transport them upright unless otherwise specified.
• Use appropriate protective valve caps and containers for cylinders.
• Disconnect the hose and regulator connections from the tubes.
• Make sure the valve caps of the cylinders are fully inserted before transporting them.
• Immediately remove the cylinders from the vehicle and store them in a well-ventilated area.
• In cases where there is a suspicion of leakage in the cylinders, stop the vehicle and identify the problem and contact the manufacturer. set it up.
• In case of notifying the emergency teams after an accident, which type of gas cylinder is being carried, let me know it is.
Usage Areas of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Industrial gas cylinders and gases that can be transported and stored under pressure with gas cylinders are widely used in the following areas. they are used.
• Chemical treatments
• Soldering, welding and flame cutting processes (heat treatments),
• Breathing applications (eg in diving, emergency rescue services),
• Medical and laboratory procedures,
• Vehicle fuel systems (eg forklifts),
• Fire extinguishing activities,
• Heating and kitchen works,
• Water treatment, etc.
Hazards of Compressed Gas Cylinders
• Explosion of cylinders or sudden discharge of pressurized gas,
• Pieces thrown as a result of the explosion of the tubes,
• Contact with emitted gas or liquid (eg chlorine),
• Fire caused by flammable gas or liquid leakage such as LPG,
• Compressed gas cylinders falling or overturning. Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders
• Store cylinders in separate fire-resistant buildings or compartments that are enclosed and protected from various weather conditions.
• Ensure that storage areas have adequate ventilation and adequate doors.
• Protect filled cylinders against temperature changes, the steep rays of the sun, radiation heat, cold and humidity.
• Keep as few cylinders together as possible when storing full cylinders in the workplace.
• Store the cylinders by separating them according to the characteristics of the gas in them.
• Store full and empty cylinders separately.
• Do not store empty oxygen cylinders and empty combustible gas cylinders together.
• Store flammable and toxic gases separately in well-ventilated and controlled entrances.
• Take the necessary measures to prevent the cylinders in the storage area from tipping over.
• Make sure that the cylinders in the storage area have labels to show their contents and possible hazards.
• Hang warning signs in the storage area according to the type of gases in the cylinders.