Cylinders shall be adequately supported during handling.
Conveyors, trolley and cradles of adequate strength shall, as far as possible, be used when moving the cylinders.
The cylinders shall be handled carefully and not be allowed to fall upon one another or otherwise subjected to any undue shock.
Sliding, dropping or playing with cylinders is prohibited.
Cylinders containing liquefiable gases shall always be kept in an upright position and shall be so placed that they cannot be knocked over.
Cylinders used in horizontal position shall be so secured that they cannot roll.
Open flames, lights, mobile phones, lighting of fires, welding and smoking shall be prohibited in close proximity to any cylinder containing flammable gases those while in use for welding, cutting or heating.
Working places shall not be classified as storage places for the purpose of licensing.
A.2 Installation :
The cylinders do not suffer unacceptable damage during installation and during normal operation over the intended service life.
Cylinder locations and mountings should comply with recognized installation standard.
Cylinder valves, connections should be protected against breakage in a collision.
During installation factors to be considered include to the ability of the cylinder to support any transferred impact load and the effect of localized strains on cylinder stresses and fatigue life.
A.3 Inspection :
Inspection or testing is required to be performed in accordance with the relevant regulations of the country where the cylinders are used.
Recommendations for periodic requalifications by visual inspection or testing during the service life should be provided by the cylinder manufacturer.
Each cylinder should be visually inspected at least 36 months and at the time of reinstallation for external damage and deterioration.
The visual inspection should be performed by a competent agency approved or recognized by the regulatory authority in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.