Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:33:59 -0700
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From: Paul Sonnenfeld <p_sonnenfeld**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Storing Gas Cylinders Horizontally
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The hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) requires that the labe l on the container be clearly visible.  I realize that compress gas cylinders are supposed to be color-coded, but for those who are color-bli nd, a legible label is always welcome.  Its very difficult to read the label on the cyclinder when the cylinder is horizontal.

Paul So nnenfeld, CPEA


Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:44:48 -0400
From: Donna.Majewski**At_Symbol_Here**CHEMTURA.CO M
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Storing Gas Cylinders Horizontally
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It is against mo st fire codes (except for very small cylinders which can be stored horizont ally if they are protected against rolling (add a chock of some sort). &nbs p;Check your jurisdiction to see if NFPA or IFC codes are in effect. &nbs p;CGA is another good reference source.

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Storing Gas Cylinders Horizontally


Excuse the cross-postings.


Besides not storing acetylene (and other fuel gases) horizontall y, can you think of any reason why gas cylinders can=92t be stored horizo ntally?






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