On Oct 19, 2019, at 18:42, Eugene Ngai <eugene_ngai**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET> wrote:--- For more information about the DCHAS-L e-mail list, contact the Divisional membership chair at membership**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org Follow us on Twitter **At_Symbol_Here**acsdchasDOT lists the requirements for periodic inspection of cylinders in
49CFR =A7 180.209 - Requirements for requalification of specification cylinders.
After a cylinder has been tested, it must be stamped with the month and year that it was inspected/tested. The oldest date is when it was first manufactured. Up until early 2000 the test company had a unique symbol in between the month and the year. DOT converted this into a 4 digit alphanumeric code that is registered with DOT.
High pressure cylinders if properly tested and maintained can safely last over 100 years. Many are from the US Navy from WW1
One of the questions many people ask is it safe to use the cylinder after the hydrotest date? The DOT regulations prohibits filling of it after the date. A gas supplier can fill and have it in inventory and legally ship it for use. I audited a National Lab that had a cylinder from 1955 that they took out once a year for use as a reference standard.
ACS requested that I write an article on specialty compressed gases which I have agreed to do for 2020
Eugene NgaiChemically Speaking LLC
From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of James Kaufman
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We find that many compressed gas cylinder users are not familiar with the cylinder markings for hydrostatic testing.
Air Products' "SafetyGrams" are a good resource for more information about individual gases, the equipment, valves, regulators, cryogenics, emergencies and much more. ... Jim.James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.Founder/President Emeritus
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On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 7:22 AM Richard Palluzi <000006c59248530b-dmarc-request**At_Symbol_Here**lists.princeton.edu> wrote:I thought some of the membership might be interested in the following article:
"But it's More Expensive!": Tubing or Pipe for Pilot Plants at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-more-expensive-tubing-pipe-pilot-plants-richard-palluzi/?published=tCompressed Gas Cylinder Safety In Research Applications at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/compressed-gas-cylinder-safety-research-applications-richard-palluzi/
Richard PalluziPE, CSPPilot plant and laboratory consulting, safety, design,reviews, and trainingRichard P Palluzi LLC72 Summit DriveBasking Ridge, NJ 07920908-285-3782--- For more information about the DCHAS-L e-mail list, contact the Divisional membership chair at membership**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org Follow us on Twitter **At_Symbol_Here**acsdchas--- For more information about the DCHAS-L e-mail list, contact the Divisional membership chair at membership**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org Follow us on Twitter **At_Symbol_Here**acsdchas
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