Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety > Materials Compatibility

Materials Compatibility

Compatibility - Compressed Gas Cylinders must be stored and used to avoid incompatible gases from mixing. The best way to ensure that you understand all of the hazards associated with the materials you are using, including compatibility, is to read the Material Safety Data Sheet. For this reason, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety strongly recommends that reading Material Safety Data Sheets become a standard practice for all individuals working in Teaching or Research laboratories. Material Safety Data Sheets for most hazardous chemicals used on campus may be obtained at the following web site:

Material Safety Data Sheets not located at the URL listed above may be requested by contacting the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at 863-3353.

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Additional Information:

Storage Considerations

Receiving Cylinders

Moving Cylinders

Regulator Use

Specific Gas Safety Data

Materials Compatibility

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last Updated on 07/14/2005