0000019245 00000 n Within the industrial gases acetylene has a special position in particular due to its ability to decompose explosively without the presence of air or oxygen. Vent It. Respect It. Remember: Secure It. %PDF-1.4 %���� 0000005584 00000 n UK. Acetylene Safety At BOC we put our customers' and employees' safety first. The reality now is that an acetylene fire need be no more disruptive than any other fire involving gas cylinders and that in many scenarios, oxy-acetylene is the safer option to choose. These highly combustible gases call for EXTRAORDINARY SAFETY! Acetylene Gas- its Characteristics and Safety Requirements. Between 2003 and the end of 2012, the UK Fire and Rescue Service operated a significantly excessive and very disruptive protocol for dealing with fires involving acetylene cylinders. ... Never fully open cylinder cylinder valves. 0000009746 00000 n 104/16 - Safety Principles for Pressure Regulators for Medical Oxygen Cylinders; Doc. Being a compressed gas which is used as a fuel and is stored in a liquid state, acetylene cylinder will only work properly if the tank is used in the upright position. Learn about the Safety of Central Welding Supply's Acetylene Cylinders: ARTICLE: "It's All About the Mass!" 0000001540 00000 n trailer <<309EA93B8CA3412F8CE4A24278EE75F2>]/Prev 188549>> startxref 0 %%EOF 53 0 obj <>stream ... For safety purposes, oxygen and acetylene cylinders have to be stored a minimum of 10 feet from each other. The benefits of using acetylene for welding and cutting applications are well established; acetylene has excellent thermal properties and is extremely efficient, and faster processing translates … Wel-ding torches and hoses must not e hung on the acetylene cylinders. Acetylene is dissolved in the acetone. Always comply with all local regulations governing the transport of cylinders in vehicles and the safe unloading and storage of acetylene cylinders. Safety Services Office. Compressed Cylinder Gas Safety Make sure the cylinder shut-off valve is closed before transport and during storage. 0000005559 00000 n Read more about cylinders in fires 0000003770 00000 n 0000005007 00000 n 102.06/20 - Safety Audit / Assessment Tool – Acetylene Plant and Cylinder Filling Acetylene cylinders are a separate, dedicated and special type of cylinder that is used to store and transport the gas above pressures of 5 psi (.3 bar). Doc. 0000006282 00000 n Respect It. To locate your nearest BOC retail outlet please enter town or postcode. 0000010898 00000 n Acetylene cylinders should be used in the upright position to avoid withdrawing acetone during use. Always comply with all local regulations governing the transport of cylinders in vehicles and the safe unloading and storage of acetylene cylinders. Read the latest operational guidance on dealing with acetylene cylinders involved in fires. At approximately 14.50hrs on Thursday 7th January 2010, an acetylene cylinder exploded whilst an … Information on safe storage of acetylene in upright cylinders is provided by the OSHA, Compressed Gas Association, United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), EIGA, and other agencies. Acetylene has a distinct garlic-like odour and is slightly lighter than air. 10 – Handling of Acetylene. 0000008769 00000 n 0000031389 00000 n 0000084203 00000 n Never store flammable gas cylinders overnight in an unventilated vehicle. 0000005093 00000 n 0000002074 00000 n 0000001443 00000 n Acetylene cylinders are very different to other gas cylinders and pose a greater risk to safety. Date of issue: 01/01/1979 Revision date: 10/13/2016 Supersedes: 02/03/2016 OBJECTIVE Identify and use the safety practices that should be observed when welding with oxyacetylene gas. 0000095858 00000 n Page 1 There are a number of practical tips and guidelines that users can follow to mitigate or – even better – eliminate the risk of injury to themselves or others when transporting and handling acetylene. Storing or using, the tank in any other position can be extremely dangerous. Acetylene cylinders are designed and tested to withstand such decomposition and can cool naturally without any problem. 0000006975 00000 n Safety Advice. Acetylene Cylinder Risks. 0000013655 00000 n 0000007398 00000 n This may cause venting, or an explosion without any warning. Cylinder Safety Know your gases Know and understand the properties and hazards associated with each gas before use. • Don't store acetylene cylinders on their side • Maintain 20 feet between flammable gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders • Never bleed a cylinder below 25 psi. It is therefore important to be able to identify if an acetylene cylinder is hot or becoming hotter by itself. They are packed with porous rock that is saturated with acetone. Unload the cylinders immediately when you have reached your destination, and if stored in a horizontal position allow them to stand vertically for a minimum of 60 minutes before use. Acetylene cylinder design safety features The design of an acetylene cylinder (porous material and solvent) normal-ly prevents any dangerous decomposi-tion reaction of acetylene. That means they must be returned to storage at the end of a workday, even if they will be used together the next day. 0000016094 00000 n 0000019097 00000 n Air Products Offers Acetylene Gas To Suit Every Requirement Acetylene Integra ® cylinder – equipped with a quick-fit flashback arrestor, it is safer, easier to use, and saves time and money Acetylene Premier – ultra high purity gas with reduced phosphine (PH₃) The Fire and Rescue Service protocol for acetylene fires was officially changed with effect from 30th November 2012. Acetylene, dissolved Safety Data Sheet P-4559 This SDS conforms to U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication. Acetylene cylinders are not hollow. While many people may logically conclude that acetylene is stored in standard high pressure cylinders which are hollow in construction and gas storage use, this point is not true. 0000018775 00000 n 0000003853 00000 n Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety Precautions. An operator performs certain preliminary cylinder hookup tasks as monitored and prompted by the control unit. 0000018506 00000 n 0000046808 00000 n A fire involving acetylene cylinders can cause a major disruption. 0000004472 00000 n This information is currently being updated. TRAINING PRESENTATION: Together, Oxygen and acetylene gas mixtures create one of the hottest flames known - up to 6,330 °F / 3499 °C. 0000028968 00000 n 0000005808 00000 n Acetylene is a gas used in steel plants for oxy-acetylene gas cutting and welding and also in flame cutting machines of continuous casting machines. 0000003391 00000 n 0000081795 00000 n SAFE USE OF ACETYLENE Existing legislation ... Any acetylene cylinder used to supply acetylene gas must be closed by the valve on the cylinder at all times other than those during which the cylinder is either in use or is required for immediate use. 0000002522 00000 n Remember: Secure It. 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