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Gas Bottle - Cylinder Storage & Handling

Fast Facts About Safe Storage of LPG Gas Bottles

♦  LPG gas cylinders should be stored outdoors in a well ventilated area.

♦  LPG gas cylinders should not be stored indoors.  For more information, please see:

Indoor Storage of LPG Gas Bottles

 ♦  LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas - is heavier than air and will collect in low areas instead of dissipating.

As a result, there must be adequate ventilation and air movement in any LPG storage area.

♦  In the event of a release of gas and without adequate ventilation, gas dissipation occurs slowly and the accumulated gas remains within its explosive range over a longer period of time.

♦  LPG storage areas must be free from sources of ignition.

♦  LPG cylinders must always be stored upright so that the pressure relief valve is in the vapour section of the cylinder.

♦  You should treat any cylinder that has ever been filled as a full cylinder, even if you believe it to be empty.

Only cylinders purged with inert gas can be once again considered empty.

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♦  Never open the valve of any unconnected LPG cylinder, even if it is believed to be empty, as there is almost always some remnant gas in every cylinder.

♦  Never store more gas than is required.

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♦  Cylinders must be prevented from falling, movement or physical damage by storing them in approved cages/racks, securing the cylinders with safety chains or using other approved retention methods.

♦  Placarding of storage areas is required when the combined capacity of the stored cylinders exceeds 500 litres of water capacity.

♦  An MSDS for LPG should be located in close proximity to the storage area for fast reference in an emergency

Please see the full LPG Gas Safety Guidelines

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