How often are you checking your gas cylinders condition?
Gas cylinders generally contain compressed gas, stored under significant pressure. There are a variety of gas cylinders that pose a potential hazard due to their chemical properties. This can include, but is not limited to, flammable gases, toxic or corrosive gases, oxidising gases (spontaneous combustion) and asphyxiation from displacement of oxygen. Therefore it is imperative that gas cylinders are frequently checked for hazards that could create catastrophic affects.
What can you do?
To prevent the risk of any hazards, the best undertaking is to mitigate any associated risks.
As a result it is generally recommended that:
– Cylinders are stored in a well ventilated outdoor area
– Ensure nothing is stored on top of the cylinders
– Regularly check that cylinders are within their use by dates
– Complete routine maintenance checks on cylinders; namely O-rings, valves and the general condition of the cylinder.
– Keep away from ignition sources (i.e. timber, paper, dried leaves, etc.)
– Keep minimal volumes
Toxfree is capable and licensed to collect and dispose of gas cylinders in a safe manner. Gas cylinders are generally collected in cages to suit the cylinders and segregated from potential dangerous goods that may react with it. Moreover, Toxfree’s Laverton facility is home to the Plascon Unit which destroys Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).
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