It is against most fire codes (except for very small cylinders which can be stored horizontally if they are protected against rolling (add a chock of some sort). Check your jurisdiction t o see if NFPA or IFC codes are in effect. CGA is another good reference source .
H ave a safe day,
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation <
(a Chemtura company)
EHS Regional Manager
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Storing G as Cylinders Horizontally
Excuse the cross-postings.
Besides not storing acetylene (and other fuel gases) horizontally, can you think of any reason why gas cylinders can’t be stored horizontally?
Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
Co-Conspirator to Make the
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