Tampering with compressed gas cylinders

Airgas has issued a warning notice, Bulletin 61, regarding improper use of, or tampering with, compressed gas cylinders.

This tends to occur in any of the following instances:

  • when the user is not adequately trained
  • when cylinders are changed from one service to another
  • when cylinders are put to an inappropriate use
  • when cylinder damage is intentionally concealed

This notice from Airgas has been circulated by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA ) Global Petroleum and Petrochemical Committee.