In many industries compressed gas cylinders are a part of life on the job. They’re used for a variety of functions such as refrigeration, heating, welding, and more. But compressed gas cylinders aren’t without dangers. That’s why proper safety protocol is so important.
This Compressed Gas Cylinder Training Video will teach employees how to store, handle, and transport cylinders safely. They’ll also learn about storage incompatibilities, proper “hook up” and more.
This Gas Cylinder Safety Training Course Will Teach Your Employees:
- How to read a compressed gas cylinder label and understand the important information provided by the manufacturer (name of the gas, the hazards associated with that gas, how to handle the gas safely, etc)
- What are the four ways that compressed gas is stored?
- Standard Compression (substances such as hyrdrogen or helium are “squeezed” into the cylinder
- Stored as a Liquid (this works well for gases such as carbon dioxide and propane that liquefy under normal temperatures and pressures between 25 and 2,500 PSI
- Dissolve Gas in a Solvent (Acetylene is a common example because it’s an unstable gas in it’s pure form and it must be dissolved before being stored)
- Condense Gas by “Super-Cooling” (Used for substances like nitrogen, methane, and sometimes oxygen that have boiling points well below zero and would evaporate under normal conditions
Additional Safety Concepts Taught in the Compressed Gas Cylinder Training Course:
- How to properly handle a compressed gas cylinder including ones that need “special handling” (proper PPE and more)
- What are the two main hazards associates with compressed gas cylinders of any kind? (The high pressure of the cylinder itself, and the danger of the specific gas that the cylinder contains)
- What are the dangers associated with the compression of the cylinder? (valve might open unexpectedly, broken valve, etc which would cause the cylinder to take off like a rocket)
- What are the dangers revolving around the gas itself? (likely flammable might cause fire or explosion, might be corrosive like ammonia or toxic like carbon monoxide, etc)
- How do you properly store a compressed gas cylinder? (Cylinders should be stored in cool dry places, no smoking around cylinders, stored in an upright position, with a chain or strap to prevent them from falling or bumping against each other)
- How to properly move or transport gas cylinders? (Cylinder hand truck, reminder not to “hand roll” the cylinders, never drag a cylinder on the ground, etc)
- What are the two valve components that are critical for safe hook up? (the first is a regulator which controls the gas flow and the second is the CGA which connects the regulator to the cylinder)
- What is a PRD or Pressure Relief Device and how does it help prevent a potential explosion of the cylinder?
- How to test a compressed gas cylinder for leaks
- And much more…
If your employees work with or around compressed gas cylinders then you need this training course to help keep them safe on the job. Available as either an English or Spanish language version and in either DVD or USB stick format.