Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:57:47 -0400
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From: "Beach, Denise" <dbeach**At_Symbol_Here**NFPA.ORG>
Subject: FW: [DCHAS-L] Gas Cylinder Storage
Comments: cc: "Curtis, Martha"

Hi Martha and Sammye,

NFPA 55-2010 does include a provision about storing cylinders upright.  I’ve pasted it below for your convenience. Upright Storage Flammable Gas in Solution and Liquefied Flammable Gas. Cylinders, containers, and tanks containing liquefied flammable gases and flammable gases in solution shall be positioned in the upright position. Containers and Cylinders of 1.3 Gal (5 L) or Less. Containers with a capacity of 1.3 gal (5 L) or less shall be permitted to be stored in a horizontal position. Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks Designed for Horizontal Use. Containers, cylinders, and tanks designed for use in a horizontal position shall be permitted to be stored in a horizontal position. Palletized Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks. Containers, cylinders, and tanks, with the exception of those containing flammable liquefied compressed gases, that are palletized for transportation purposes shall be permitted to be stored in a horizontal position.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the coverage.

Best Regards,


Denise Beach
Senior Engineer 
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Quincy, MA  02169-7471
Phone: 617-984-7501
Fax: 617-984-7110

From: Curtis, Martha
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:01 PM
To: Beach, Denise
Subject: FW: [DCHAS-L] Gas Cylinder Storage


     Can you provide assistance on this inquiry related to NFPA 55?

  Thanks, Martha

Martha H. Curtis
Senior Chemical Specialist/Staff Liaison 
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA  02169-7471
Phone: 617-984-7496
Fax: 617-984-7110
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Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:51 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Gas Cylinder Storage

On this line, are there any specific regs about lecture bottles being stored upright?  I've got a researcher that stores trace VOC gas in nitrogen lectures bottles horizontal in a cabinet.  Seems to me like all the concerns being vetted would apply, just on a smaller scale.   Any help on this out there?



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