Ground rules for working with and de-mystifying hydrogen

  1. All vessels must have a tested pressure relief valve
  2. All vessels must be grounded to prevent static ignition
  3. All components must be purged at least twice prior to operation
  4. All components must be verified leak free
  5. All experiments must use a reservoir with minimum hydrogen
  6. All experiments must vent to the reservoir in a power outage
  7. All experiments must vent reservoirs to the fume hood through plastic tubing
  8. All compressed storage bottles containing hydrogen must be stored in the bottle outside   the laboratory
  9. All compressed storage bottles must be moved in a bottle cart
  10. All compressed storage bottles must have de-pressurized regulators when not in use