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Cylinder Rupture Kills Two People and Spurs 20 Million Dollar Lawsuit

In 2018 a fire started at a residential property. It immediately got the attention of the neighbors, who started battling the fire with a garden hose. The residence on fire was using high pressure gas cylinders for a private business venture. The heat of the fire affected the gas cylinders stored on the property, and they began rupturing.

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Carbon Dioxide Cylinder Injures Wedding Guests

In August of 2019, a wedding DJ was using a carbon dioxide cylinder for effects during a wedding celebration. There was an incident reported as an explosion involving the cylinder and stating three people were injured. As in most immediate news reports, accuracy was not key, and there was not much follow up to the initial claims of the explosion.

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Oxygen Cylinder Burns Firefighter

Oxygen cylinders are used by professionals to help save lives and heal the injured. Oxygen is a life sustaining gas and the use of it can help heal when used properly. Oxygen cylinders are commonly seen in ambulances, hospitals, airplanes, care facilities, dive operations and persons’ private homes; places where it can be accessed quickly and easily when needed.

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Oxygen Cylinder Disembowels Driver

A deliver driver was moving a fully charged Oxygen cylinder for transport. The oxygen storage cylinder was 4.5 feet tall and pressurized to approximately 2000 psi. The driver was rolling the cylinder at a slant, using the base of the cylinder as a pivot point/rolling base. The valve was facing his abdomen. It is unknown for certain but likely was not capped.

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Rupture At 29,000 Feet

Facilities and companies follow strict regulations and safety protocols to prevent accidents. The aviation industry is just one example where safety is paramount. If an issue develops on a plane it could be catastrophic. Aviation systems are engineered to the highest standards, and the slightest issue can ground a plane. Systems are checked, re-checked and pre-flight inspections are conducted before each flight. 

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Moisture in the compressor

During our Cylinder Visual Inspection Training (CVIT) we cover the basics of high-pressure compression, generally around 5000psi (345 BAR). We discuss the mechanics of the compression and the issues involved with compressing

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