MATHESON Publishes Guide to Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in the Laboratory and Plant
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Montgomeryville, PA, 18936
Press release date: July 18, 2011
Basking Ridge, NJ - July 18, 2011 - MATHESON has published a 16-page guide that includes valuable information on how to safely handle compressed gases in the laboratory and plant. The guide reviews the hazards involved with using compressed gases, the OSHA regulations, and the general precautions that should be followed when using compressed gases.
The guide offers an extensive review of gas cylinders, including U.S. Department of Transportation markings, U.S. DOT cylinder fill limits, and proper storage and handling. Also included is a section on "Knowing the Gas to be Handled." This section reviews the properties of a compressed gas that represent hazards, such as flammability, toxicity, chemical activity, and corrosive effects.
For safe delivery of high pressure gases, descriptions of different types of pressure relief devices, control valves, excess flow valves, and pressure regulators are included., Information on additional safety equipment is included such as leak detectors, flash arrestors, cylinder holders, racks and carts, gas storage cabinets, and gas scales.
This guide is available at the MATHESON website:
MATHESON is a single source for industrial, medical, specialty and electronic gases, gas handling equipment, high performance purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation with a mission to deliver innovative solutions for global customer requirements. MATHESON is the largest subsidiary of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Group, the largest Japanese supplier of industrial gases and one of the five largest suppliers of industrial, specialty, and electronics gases in the world.