Compressed gas cylinders can be extremely hazardous when misused or abused. Most people that use compressed gas cylinders are those that know little about it. Compressed gas cylinders can cause you a variety of hazards due to their pressure and/or content. There are things you ought to know before using a compressed gas cylinder. These things will help you understand how to use it and reduce the hazardous effect it can present.
You should know that gases contained in the cylinder can be:
•Flammable or combustible
•or a combination of hazards
Careless use of a compressed gas cylinder can get you killed, damage other lives and properties. This has killed many users and has destroyed millions of properties around the world.
Using a gas cooker may be easy but it's can be a bullet that will get you killed when misused. There are safety measures you follow when using a gas cylinder to avoid an explosion. Careful procedures are necessary for handling the various compressed gases, cylinders, regulators, or valves used to control gas flow, and the piping used to confine gases during flow. This article serves as a guideline on how to manage your compressed gas cylinder.
There are things you shouldn't use or keep close to your gas cylinder. Using or keeping them close to your cylinder can present a serious hazard.
#1. Don't use your cell phone alongside your gas cylinder. Using your phone while cooking, especially when using a gas stove is very dangerous. It can cause you serious harm and damage other lives and properties. If there is a little gas leak that you are not aware of, you are in trouble because if your phone heats up to the point where there is a short circuit, the small arc of electricity created, combined with the gas, could cause an explosion. This is very dangerous and if you love your life you should avoid it. You must have heard of cases of people who died due to the use of their phones in different gas stations.
#2. Don't use the alcohol-based spray when using the compressed gas cylinder. Using such spray can cause an explosion. When you are cooking with the gas stove you should avoid using spray around the cookers because it will drag the fire through the air and when that happens you may experience the explosion of the gas cylinder.
#3. Do not smoke when you are using gas. Sometimes we do things that get us killed out of ignorance. Smoking can cause a fire or explosion, you shouldn't light your smoke when you are close to your cylinder to avoid an explosion.
#4. You should avoid placing petrol close to the gas cylinder even when not in use. This can be very dangerous and can cause a serious fire when it comes in contact with fire. Make sure you always separate them because you will not always be around to keep watch.
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