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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.