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Compressed gases safety handbook

09 December 2010

Weldability-SIF, the UK based “one stop” welding consumable and equipment supplier has published a 64-page A5 book entitled ‘Compressed Gases Safety Handbook’ for personnel handling and using compressed gases in industrial environments.

Compressed gases safety handbook
Compressed gases safety handbook

It is important that operatives using compressed gases understand the properties of the gases and are conversant with the relevant Codes of Practice & Guidance Notes issued by the BCGA (British Compressed Gases Association. This book, which is available Free of Charge, has been written as an educational aid to operatives in that it covers in detail the properties of the most common gases used in industry, the types of regulators used and safety checks required, the importance of using flashback arrestors and why they should be used as well as the handling and use of oxy-fuel cylinders.

It also discusses manifold systems, the storage and transportation of cylinders as well as providing information on cryogenic gases, their properties and the hazards when being used. There is also a chapter on solidified carbon dioxide (CO2) or Dry Ice, its properties, safety precautions required, transportation and disposal.

Weldability Sif are also running a series of 1 and 2 day gas safety training courses at their headquarters facility based in Letchworth Hertfordshire which provides practical training and certification of verified achievement in the use, handling, storage and inspection of compressed gas cylinders and associated equipment.


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