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October 1, 2009

Compressed Gases: Managing Cylinders Safely

Follow these recommendations to ensure the safe handling, storage and use of gas cylinders

ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

Compressed gas cylinders are widely used in research, pilot plant, laboratory and small-scale manufacturing and processing operations as a way to provide a convenient, economical and safe source of high-pressure gases for various applications. A compressed gas is defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as any materials or mixtures in containers having an absolute pressure in excess of 40 psi at 70oF, or in excess of 104 psi at 130oF....

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