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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.
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.
Not protecting the threads between cylinder threads and the valve threads can cause Galvanic Corrosion. This corrosion can seize a valve on a cylinder. It is important to protect the threads from corrosion. Read further to find why it happens.
The different types of recognized requalification procedures.
Hydrostatic testing may not be enough to determine cylinder safety.