Compressed gas bottle safety is important! Follow these simple rules to ensure your gas bottle stays a container – not a rocket.

  1. Bottles should be chained at all times to prevent them from tipping over.
  2. Steel caps need to be on bottles when not in use – especially for transportation.
  3. Transport gas bottles on bottle carts.
  4. Always use pressure relief devices when attaching high pressure bottles to systems.
  5. Ensure lines are depressurized and bottle valve is shut before disconnecting the bottle from a system – even when the bottle is “empty”.
  6. Flammable gas bottles should always be grounded before use to avoid static ignition

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