Presentation on theme: "Compressed Cylinder Safety NCMAQB Subject to damage from other activities in the vicinity Cylinder laying in a horizontal position. Electrical cord in."— Presentation transcript:
Free standing cylinders Exposed to damage From construction Activities in area
What a pressurized Container can do When the right amount of heat is applied.
Or, the importance of using flashback arrestors on oxy-acetylene carts and keeping spark producing activities Away From You (min 35 ft.) Away From You (min 35 ft.). How not to blow yourself up
An Ironworker crew was modifying a temporary structural steel bridge using an Oxygen/Acetylene torch setup on a cart, a portable welder, and a grinder. Apparently the Acetylene hose developed a leak and ignited during the grinding operation (Monday June 18, 2001)
The torch setup was not equipped with a “flashback” arrestor check valve and the fire traveled through the hose into the compressed cylinder. All Oxygen/Acetylene setups must have a “Flashback” arrestor check valve at the regulators, NOT the torch head, to prevent this type of occurrence. This little device would have prevented this fire.
30 CFR § 56.4600 Extinguishing equipment. WELDING/CUTTING/COMPRESSED GASES (a) When welding, cutting, soldering, thawing, or bending (1) With an electric arc or with an open flame where an electrically conductive extinguishing agent could create an electrical hazard, a multipurpose dry-chemical fire extinguisher or other extinguisher with at least a 2-A:10- B:C rating shall be at the worksite. (2) With an open flame in an area where no electrical hazard exists, a multipurpose dry-chemical fire extinguisher or equivalent fire extinguishing equipment for the class of fire hazard present shall be at the worksite.
30 CFR § 56.4601 Oxygen cylinder storage. Oxygen cylinders shall not be stored in rooms or areas used or designated for storage of flammable or combustible liquids, including grease.
30 CFR § 56.4602 Gauges and regulators. Gauges and regulators used with oxygen or acetylene cylinders shall be kept clean and free of oil and grease.
30 CFR § 56.4603 Closure of valves. To prevent accidental release of gases from hoses and torches attached to oxygen and acetylene cylinders or to manifold systems, cylinder or manifold system valves shall be closed when (a) The cylinders are moved; (b) The torch and hoses are left unattended; or (c) The task or series of tasks is completed.
30 CFR § 56.15007 Protective equipment or clothing for welding, cutting, or working with molten metal. Protective clothing or equipment and face shields, or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.
30 CFR § 56.16005 Securing gas cylinders. Compressed and liquid gas cylinders shall be secured in a safe manner.
30 CFR § 56.16006 Protection of gas cylinder valves. Valves on compressed gas cylinders shall be protected by covers when being transported or stored, and by a safe location when the cylinders are in use.