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
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.
Have a safe day,
Donna Majewski SPAN>
Great Lakes Chem ical Corporation
(a Chemtura comp any)
EHS Regional Man ager
1801 US Hwy 52 West
West Lafayette SPAN>, IN 47906< /FONT>
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Subject: B> [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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