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The energy possessed by a compressed gas cylinder can make it a virtual “missile” if it is not handled with the utmost care. And a leaking cylinder or fitting can lead to asphyxiation, a fire or even an explosion. Since compressed gas cylinders are frequently used in many laboratories, employees need to be familiar with the precautions that should be taken when dealing with them.

MARCOM’s training products on “Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory” examine how gas cylinders “work”, the hazards that are associated with them and the need for caution when using or storing a cylinder.

All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • The four major ways to compress gases.
  • Hazards associated with compressed gases.
  • Proper storage procedures.
  • Marking and labeling cylinders.
  • Handling cylinders safely.
  • Connections and fittings.
  • Leak detection.
  • and more.

Available in English. Available individually, or as part of MARCOM’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series.

Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory Detailed Course Outline in PDF format

The “Handling Compressed Gas Cylinders in the Laboratory” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3-5 minute courses:

  • “Compression and Its Effects”
  • “Cylinder Storage”
  • “Handling and Installation”
  • “Regulators and Relief Devices”
  • “Dealing with Leak Emergencies”