Gases in the 21st century – Part 4: Cylinder Package issues


The final instalment in this series, Dr Roy Irani explores the compatibility of gases in specific cylinder packages and the plethora of associated safety concerns.

This is the last part in the current series dealing with gases in the industrial world. The first three parts dealt with three specific gases of particular relevance in the 21st Century.

This article attempts to cover general concepts surrounding the compatibility of gases when contained in particular types of cylinder packages.

Basic Considerations
Within a cylinder package one has to consider not only the gas cylinder but also the valving system whose internals would be ‘wetted’ by the contained gas.

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