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It's a gas!

There are several large tanks of compressed gas in the storage room here at work. Argon, carbon dioxide, Freon, acetylene, and oxygen.

If you ask me, storing oxygen and acetylene together is just asking for trouble.

Aren't there some kind of regulations on how this stuff is supposed to be stored? The tanks are just stacked in a corner; they're not tied down or anything.

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dakhun
Jul. 12th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Yikes! You are not even supposed to store EMPTY gas cylinders combustible & non-combustible together, let alone the full ones.

http://www.bocgases.ca/newsite_eng/aboutboc/safety/special/cylinderstorage.html
captpackrat
Jul. 13th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link. We are in violation of SOOOO many of those.

The fuel and oxygen tanks are within inches of each other, in a non-climate controlled storage room that's used to tools and materials, a room that anyone and everyone can enter (and in fact, the smokers in the company take their cigarette breaks just outside the door, about 10 feet from the cylinders. When it rains, they sometimes smoke inside that room) The walls are just standard drywall, probably not very fire retardant. And I wouldn't be surprised if the acetylene cylinders have been transported horizontally.

I'll bring these up with the Powers That Be and see if anything can be done about it.