Proper insertion of cylinder valves help prevents leaking. A clean surface, proper lubrication and proper torque ensure a tight seal between the cylinder and the valve.
Cylinder safety is not a guarantee. Many times the cause of the incident can not be determined. 5 cylinder incidents over a one month period of time shows that the cause is not easily determined. Basic safety handling is important to help ensure your personal safety.
An injury of a guest by a carbon dioxide cylinder results in a lawsuit. The lawsuit lists 5 different claims involving everyone from the facility, to the handler to the business that rented the cylinder.
When cylinders are exposed to fires, why do some of them explode and others do not?
Cylinders rupture all over the world, for many reasons. Some people believe that since it happens in some countries, it wont happen to them in their country. People handling cylinders become too comfortable . Constant training will help avoid accidents, investigations and civil litigation.
Father witnesses two sons killed when moving an oxygen cylinder. There was no training and the adult sons were just trying to help.