CO2 safety – Considerations for merchant carbon dioxide applications


Numerous CO2-related organisations and publications provide guidance and govern the aspects surrounding safety in the merchant CO2 industry. The material safety data sheet (MSDS), which is provided by the CO2 suppliers, is quite a comprehensive means of understanding safety considerations when handling and working with carbon dioxide.

In the US, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) improves safety measures in the CO2 industry through the development and revision of safety publications that relate to the industry at large. Further, the CGA provide guidance to government regulators for the creation of regulations and rules.

The CO2 specifications outlined in the CO2 publications encourage standardisation with product quality, and standards for allied equipment, thus enhancing safety, quality, and productivity.

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