How to use gas cylinders correctly?

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Gas users must undergo extremely strict professional training, and only those who are familiar with the dangers and have received correct operating technical training can operate compressed gas cylinders. Because cylinders containing compressed gas are heavy and difficult to move, failure to properly handle compressed gas cylinders can result in sprains, injuries, falls, bruises or broken bones. If gas escapes from cylinders due to mishandling, hazards such as fire, explosion, chemical burns, poisoning, and frostbite can occur. Therefore, gas users must be vigilant as follows to prevent injuries caused by incorrect operation of compressed gas cylinders.

 

The following behaviors are prohibited
1. Pull or slide the cylinder, even for a short distance;
2. Drop cylinders or let them collide violently with each other;
3. Subject the cylinder to mechanical shock that may damage the valve;
4. Use the steel cylinder as a rotor to move materials or other equipment; block the decompression device;
5. Let oil, grease or other flammable substances contact steel cylinders, valves or equipment using oxides; remove product labels;
6. Refilling compressed gas cylinders can only be done by qualified compressed gas manufacturers;
7. Trying to catch a falling cylinder.

Correct operating behavior:
1. Use a suitable trolley to move the cylinder;
2. Leave the valve protection cap in place until the cylinder is secured and ready for use; secure the cylinder during storage, handling or use;
3. When the cylinder is returned to the supplier, the valve of the cylinder should be closed correctly and the cylinder jacket should be installed correctly;
4. Use proper personal protective equipment for cylinder handling. Wear safety glasses with shields, leather gloves, safety shoes and other suitable equipment.

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