hazards associated with compressed gases and cryogenic liquids
compressed gas cylinder is brought into a research laboratory
the user shall follow all of the safe storage requirements listed
cylinders larger than lecture bottle size must be secured
to a wall or other sturdy device using a strap or chain designed
for this purpose.
user shall keep the container valve closed at all times (charged
or empty) except when the container is in use.
caps must be kept on at all times unless containers are connected
shall not be placed where they might become part of an electrical
- A flame
may never be permitted to come into contact with any part
of the compressed-gas cylinder.
shall not be subject to artificially created low temperatures
without approval from the vendor and Brown EHS. Many steels
undergo significantly decreased impact resistance and ductility
at low temperatures.
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.