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Rupture at 29,000 feet
Rupture at 29,000 feet
An oxygen cylinder explodes on an airliner flying at 29,000 feet. They cant locate the cylinder and it is unknown exactly why the cylinder ruptured.
Injection injuries and high-pressure cylinders
Injection injuries and high-pressure cylinders
Handling cylinders requires special care to avoid injury. Gas escaping from a cylinder can inject into a body part and create serious internal injuries. Protecting yourself from this type of injury can be as simple as distancing yourself from the cylinder.
Dangerous Decibels
Dangerous Decibels

Dangerous Decibels

Don KinneyCylinder Training Services

 

When dealing with cylinders most people are aware of the dangers of pressure. Any time you compress a gas into a rigid container there are hazards of a potential rupture. When filling a cylinder, you have the potential hazards of line r...

Requalification of cylinders VHT-UE-MAE
Requalification of cylinders VHT-UE-MAE

There are three main types of cylinder requalification. Hydrostatic requalifications, Ultrasonic Examination and Modal Accoustic Emissions. They all check for differnet issues; ability to expand, detection of corrosion and specific damage to a cylinder. They all have different issues and great benefits. 

Cylinder Overpressurization
Cylinder Overpressurization

What do you do if your cylinder has been over pressurized? People have heard about over pressurization, but what type of long term effects will it have on your cylinder? What can you do to keep your cylinders safe.

The Force near you: Part 2 of 2
The Force near you: Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 of this series discusses the actual damage which can be caused by a rupturing cylinder. A cylinder which is not inspected can rupture and cause extensive damage.

The Force near you: Part 1 of 2
The Force near you: Part 1 of 2

People often wonder how much explosive force is contained within a high pressure cylinder. Part one of this series talks about the math used to calculate the explosive force of a cylinder

Pressure vs. Temperature
Pressure vs. Temperature

Many people do not understand that the pressure reading on the gauge can be affected by adiabatic heating of the molecules within the cylinder. This article discusses that during the filling process the gauge reading will be affected and it can not be accurate until the cylinder temperature reaches rom temperature.