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Compressed Gases checklist
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- Cylinders are stored in upright positions and immobilized by chains or other means to prevent them from being knocked over.
- Cylinders are stored away from highly flammable substances such as oil, gasoline, or waste.
- Cylinders are stored away from electrical connections, gas flames or other sources of ignition, and substances such as flammable solvents and combustible waste material.
- Flammable gases are separated from oxidizing gases in storage areas.
- Oxygen and fuel gas cylinders are separated by a minimum of 20 feet when in storage.
- Storage rooms for cylinders are dry, cool, and well- ventilated.
- Cylinders are stored away from incompatibles, excessive heat, continuous dampness, salt or other corrosive chemicals, and any areas that may subject them to damage.
- The storage area is permanently posted with the names of the gases stored in the cylinders.
- All compressed gas cylinders do have their contents and precautionary labeling clearly marked on their exteriors.
- All compressed gas cylinder are valve covers in place when cylinders are not in use.
- All compressed gas cylinders are stored so they do not interfere with exit paths.
- All compressed gas cylinders are subjected to periodic hydrostatic testing and interior inspection.
- All compressed gas cylinders do have safety pressure relief valves.
- Cylinders are always maintained at temperatures below 125ºF.
- Safety relief devices in the valve or on the cylinder are free from any indication of tampering.
- Repair or alteration to the cylinder, valve, or safety relief devices is prohibited.
- Painting cylinders without authorization by the owner is prohibited.
- Charged or full cylinders are labeled and stored away from empty cylinders.
- The bottom of the cylinder is protected from the ground to prevent rusting.
- All compressed gas cylinders are regularly inspected for corrosion, pitting, cuts, gouges, digs, bulges, neck defects and general distortion.
- Cylinder valves are closed at all times, except when the valve is in use.
- Compressed gas cylinders are always moved, even short distances, by a suitable hand truck.
- Using wrenches or other tools for opening and closing valves is prohibited.
- Suitable pressure regulating devices are in use whenever the gas is emitted to systems with pressure-rated limitations lower than the cylinder pressure.
- All compressed gas cylinder connections such as pressure regulators, manifolds, hoses, gauges, and relief valves are checked for integrity and tightness.
- All compressed gas cylinders are regularly subjected to leak detection using an approved leak detecting liquid.
- An approved leak-detection liquid is used to detect flammable gas leaks.
- Procedures are established for when a compressed gas cylinder leak cannot be remedied by simply tightening the valve. The procedures should include the following: a. Attach tag to the cylinder stating it is unserviceable. b. Remove cylinder to a well ventilated out of doors location. c. If the gas is flammable or toxic, place an appropriate sign at the cylinder warning of these hazards. d. Notify the gas supplier and follow his/her instructions as to the return of the cylinder.
- Employees are prohibited from using compressed gases (air) to clean clothing or work surfaces.
- Compressed gases are only handled by experienced and properly trained people.