How do You Store Gas Cylinders?
6 Aug 2020 Warehouse Equipment
No matter the size of the metal cylinder or the type of compressed gas inside of it, storing gas cylinders in the workplace can pose a wide range of different risks, especially if the gas cylinders are not being stored correctly. If you are wondering “how do you store gas cylinders?“, it is important to consult with an expert. The team from Commander Warehouse can help you select the ideal gas cylinder cabinets for keeping your workspace safe.
How to Safely Store Gas Cylinders
When storing gas cylinders in the workplace, it is important to ensure that all gas cylinders are being stored in a fire-resistant enclosure that is kept well drained, well ventilated, cool, and protected from weather patterns. All gas cylinders should be supported with straps, chains, or other devices to prevent them from falling over and their valves should be kept completely closed.
Certain types of gas, such as oxygen, should never be stored in the same cabinet as flammable gases or other combustible materials unless they can be separated by a minimum of 20 feet. It is also important to use a first-in-first-out inventory system in order to prevent full cylinders from being stored for excessive amounts of time.
In order to ensure the safe storage of gas cylinders in the workplace, you should:
- Never allow storage temperatures to exceed 52 degrees Celsius (125 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Not allow smoking or open flames in or near the gas cylinder storage area
- Never expose the gas cylinders to corrosive materials like ice melting compounds
Gas Cylinder Cabinets from Commander Warehouse
Commander Warehouse carries a selection of gas cylinder cabinets in a range of different dimensions, making it easy for you to find the ideal cabinet for your unique storage needs. All gas cylinder cabinets are made from heavy-duty construction and have wire mesh doors and walls that allow for proper ventilation. Each cabinet also comes with a steel bottom shelf, four 9/16″ holes for anchoring the cabinet to the wall, and a padlock hasp for added security. Thanks to their safety yellow powder-coat finish and warning labels, employees will know to steer clear of the gas cylinder cabinets.
If you would like to learn more about how to store gas cylinders safely, or if you are interested in one of their gas cylinder cabinets, please get in touch with the experts from Commander Warehouse at one of their four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on their website.