STORAGE TANKS & VESSELS - 3. GAS CYLINDERS PDF Print E-mail
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STORAGE TANKS & VESSELS
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STORAGE OF HIGH PRESSURE GASES
1. SPHERICAL STORAGE (STORAGE SPHERES)
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3. GAS CYLINDERS
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3. GAS CYLINDERS

To store small quantities of gas at very high pressure, we use gas cylinders. These vessels however, are very heavy due to the thickness of the metal of construction.

When a gas cylinder is in use, a special head is connected which incorporates a regulator with a needle valve for fine adjustment and pressure gauges indicating the pressure upstream and downstream of the regulator. Such cylinders are painted with a colour code and, if the gas is toxic or hazardous, a coloured band is painted around the vessel neck which identifies the contents.

This naming of the gas is an essential requirement and is therefore in addition to the colour bands.



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